Given the fact that a large portion of the MTB industry is heading to Rotorua next week (you should be as well) one international bike company figured it was a pretty good time to sit down with Kiwi all-mountain riders and pick their proverbial brains on all things… well, all-mountain.
The prerequisites for being chosen are pretty damn simple, in fact you just have to answer yes to the following two questions.
Will you be at Crankworx Rotorua?
Do you ride all-mountain bikes?
If you did answer yes you will get the chance to influence product design by joining a focus group led by a global bike company. All you need to do is fill out this brief questionnaire to be considered and they’ll follow up via email.
By the looks of things, if you are chosen you won’t go home empty handed either.
Dear Rodfather – I can’t make it, will you on behalf of all the beleaguered bike mechanics not available please make known the following points- 1.5mm or smaller allen key bolts, please stop using them you……. (I’ll allow you to use your imagination for appropriate swear words)
– Please give us cable routing NOT under BB’s
– Please give us cable routing to let us run moto brake style AROUND the headtube. not everyone runs yankee style
– please stop speccing resin brake pads, they suck!!!
I feel your pain Ricky
Larger frames!!!!! I cannot stress this enough. The new push to longer top tubes is certainly an improvement as you can usually buy super long seat posts for grinding out the uphill. However the limited options around for riders over 6ft is a shame and it has certainly limited the amount of bikes I have brought over my time. To be fair I am 6ft 7 so I get that that is the high end of the spectrum but trying to find stuff that will fit and is not boutique custom frame leaves you with very little in the way of options. Given that each generation is taller than their parents there’s got to be an expanding market to be captured.