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Interesting view on 29ers from Dreamride's own Lee Bridgers.

http://www.dreambike.com/mooto-x.htm

I had to laugh when I read this. In general I enjoy his stories and rants but he is waaaay off the mark here. (except for bit about the limited fork and rubber choices).

Not appropriate for FS??? Flex?? Has he even ridden El Capitan? I am thinking not. Surprising given his general love affair with Ventana.
 

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Enel said:
I had to laugh when I read this.
That whole site is comical.

Dreambike website said:
The shop is open ONLY by appointment, so if you want to see us while you are here, call first. Dreamride tour and bike purchase clients enjoy personal service, comfort and privacy in the home. When you come into our shop, you are the focus of our attention. You won't have to yell to get it. If door is locked, it means we are entertaining guests. Go away. Call for an appointment.
He should write for The Onion. Uma . . . Oprah. Lee . . . Hermès.
 

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folks of that nature..

tvrbob86 said:
That whole site is comical.

He should write for The Onion. Uma . . . Oprah. Lee . . . Hermès.
don't get the humor of the Onion...some people just plain don't get the Onion. I like this weeks "Fritolaysia/Snakistan" article. hilarious.
 

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What's funny is that he's totally dogging the bike. Flex? Maybe, but how would you ever find out on a wussy trail. It's a non sale. He's putting down the frame and the rider, but not his max component group. That shop sounds like a money/bike snob heaven. I'd really like to go there sometime and ask where the huffy section is.

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I don't even

need to read the article.

"Lee Bridgers" is Moabian for Arse Clown.

As a Ventana owner I'm half disgusted, half amazed that Sherwood would even conduct commerce with this psychotic hermit.
 

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What's funny is that he's totally dogging the bike. Flex? Maybe, but how would you ever find out on a wussy trail. It's a non sale. He's putting down the frame and the rider, but not his max component group. That shop sounds like a money/bike snob heaven. I'd really like to go there sometime and ask where the huffy section is.

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the more I read on that site, the more I laugh. I needed that today. man those are some "matchy matchy" bikes on there. And then we have lines like these:

Dreamride routinely "wastes" way too much time and way too much money on expensive products so that our clients don't have to, literally risking our lives to get the right product under you.......Sometimes an expensive product is a cheap product and even a really stupid idea. The reviews here may sound a bit harsh, but PLEASE understand, we ride for a living in Moab. It REQUIRES reliable, predictable, honest equipment, be it huge rock or steep mountain singletrack. Instant Karma is what you get out here if your stupid fork breaks. If you break your neck on a bike because of equipment failure, don't say we didn't warn you.
Disclaimer - As a white person I take no responsibility for any info here that could hurt you. **** happens, dude.

These guys are XXXXXXXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMM!!!!!!
 

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Uh, I've been to "Dreamride:" it's an f-ing garage. That's it. There were a bunch of bees buzzing angrily around it too, and no one was home. It was pathetic, and I felt like a loser just being there.
 

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Heh, well back to our...

I guess we can just get back to our "carriage trails". Yay! What a knob.

I wonder if his "a choice of handlebars including FSA carbon, or Moots titanium or FSA aluminum with a choice of barends" includes the JJ H-bars?
 

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He's right, you know. No way 29" wheels could handle anything more than city biking or carriage trails. Need proof? Just ask the riders pictured below. All they ever ride are the carriage trails shown, and they don't want anything other than 29"ers for riding them...

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Exactly right Wolfy, you hit it on the money. That is why it is so funny.

That page basically says: "These 29ers really suck for anything other than rails to trails, but there is a demand, and if you want, I will build the blingiest 29er ever seen pulling a trail -a-bike on a Latte run. They suck, but you can still spend a lot of money on them here."

It is even more ironic because Lee loves to ride in sand, and I think there is probably no better sand bike than a 29er (or a pugsley).

Also, he gives the entire Ventana line of 29ers no love even though he's gushing about the bikes everywhere else on the site, and Sherwood has basically given up 26ers for his personal riding.
 

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MC:

Come on, you guys don't really ride the rough stuff like Moab. Moab kills people and bikes that don't have the Dreamride seal of approval.

You could die any moment from those flexy 29er wheels exploding underneath you!








(Hubs will be there Wednesday BTW)
 

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How about a little contest?

How is this for an idea: We all throw in a few bucks to get a purse together. Then we challenge this Lee fool to try to outride Mike C. on one of his "little rides" FS 26er vs FS 29er.

My guess is that it will be no contest at all and we will be just donating to Mike's training fund. Not such a bad thing.

Mike, you are a pro, how much cash would we have to put together to make this interesting?

29erchico
 

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Looks like Lee Bridgers has found a solid market niche: the urban rich who have infinite disposable income to spend on their three days of vacation and need to feel like they've bought the bicycle equivalent of a Ferrari.

Of course, they're actually getting Ventanas with off-the-shelf SRAM and Marzocchi parts at 130% of retail, which is not exactly the same thing.

I imagine that he and his customers richly deserve each other.
 

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What a c**k smootch! Maybe he can join the " stick a fork in it there done" guy as winner of the mtbr 29er douch bag of the year award.
 
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Some tool on the dreamride testimonials page said:
Dreamride Fully owner: "Hi Lee, I've had my Stars and Bars Fully for almost 2 full seasons now, and I can say that unequivocally: "YOU WERE RIGHT!" Right about everything about this bike. It has the quickness of a Ferrari, with the supreme smoothness of a Bentley. There hasn't been a single time that it's failed to blow my socks off. Whether it's on fast technical singletrack, long climbs, or some sphincter-clinching downhills, it's a pure joy to ride. And of course, the paint-job gets it noticed. You know, I could go on for a long long time, but I'm going to give you some thoughts of the lucky, close friends, who I've allowed to spend some time in the saddle. All 3 have said LOUDLY within 30 seconds on it: "HOLY ****! This damn thing is smooth!
Oh, lordy...
 

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Is 29" bad for use of suspension, or do you just need less of it to get a better ride?

Someone sure missed the El Cap and Behemoth scoop there...
 

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All money and no brains

I have crossed paths with Lee and his "money is no object" crowd a couple of times in Moab while on tours of my own design. I gaurantee that everyone on this post could beat those riders on our 29ers on any Moab trail. I have no yet ridden in Moab on my Single Speed Inbred, but I grew up riding there and the 29er is perfect for the job. I think a rider's ability is somewhat inversely proportional to the bling factor of the bike. (sponsored riders are an obvious exception)
 

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I'm all for blinged out bikes. For me, it jsut comes down to function. Nice stuff works better, end of story. But there's a limit. Nice stuff doesn't make you a better rider, much less a better person. I like riding expencive bikes, but I have just as much fun on my coaster brake cuiser. I think that's the judge of a true rider. It's not what or where you're riding, it's how much fun you're having doing it.

What the he$$ is up with that guy? Who made him god of Moab?

PS, Yes, I have been rolled on the trails by a guy on a cheap steel SS! Proof of my point exactly.
 
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