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angiekoponen

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  • angiekoponen replied to a comment by escoles

    The Future of Biking, and How Good Design Can Help via magazine.good.is

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    escolesover 1 year ago

    You want to make biking more ubiquitous?

    Make it simpler.

    What I'm seeing here is a US-centric approach, characterized by gadgetry and high-performance setup. When clever new designs are introduced here in the US, they're typically loaded down with features to drive up the unit cost, and over-designed to make them look sexy. What we need are simple, inexpensive, good-quality (not super-quality, not best-quality, just good is good enough) bikes.

    we ain't gettin' 'em.

    while you're at it, you could convince someone to built a genuinely affordable electric bike. $3K a pop (a typical price) is a cruel, pathetic joke.

    What's wrong with bike culture in America is the complexity, and that's purely a result of bike culture in America being a marketing-driven phenomenon. Get marketing out of it. Fire all the marketing people involved in bike design and manufacturing. In fact, just fire all the designers. What they're making is not helping.

    angiekoponenover 1 year ago

    "What we need are simple, inexpensive, good-quality (not super-quality, not best-quality, just good is good enough) bikes."

    I'd just like a simple bike with a seat that doesn't make my legs go numb while riding, that doesn't strain my bad knee, and has automatic gears (I hate shifting). Bikes are just too complicated and are very uncomfortable.

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