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So All City put out a promo video for their new color Mr Pink today. It features some hipsters chasing each other between traffic lanes going the wrong way in a 1 way.
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Should I be pissed off about this? It's in my home town and a few blocks from where I commuted to work. It seems like corporate encouragement of illegal and dangerous riding and goes in the wrong direction of how I want to be viewed as someone who bikes for transportation and fun.

They may have taken all the precautions necessary to film safely, but I don't think that counts for much.
 

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I did on their Facebook page. I was called "cool" by some dude. I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic.
 

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It's cyclists doing stupid stuff like what's shown in OPs picture (among other things such as running red lights and stop signs) that make motorists hate the rest of us.
 

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I'm fully in support of shaming idiot businesses. Individuals can be as stupid as they want, but once you start making money off of it, you can go f* yourself.
 

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If i encountered one of these guys splitting lanes riding upstream while im splitting lanes riding with the flow of traffic yeah id be pissed. And i dont know if id yield to um honestly.
 

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Well no need to be personally upset by this, but it is definitely not something you should agree with either. At least I think it would have been better if they would behave better.

Here in Germany they even have a special name for that kind of cyclists. Translated it would mean something like "battle bikers". Those are the ones that give cyclists a bad reputation.

When I understand correctly, they are breaking all kinds of rules so when they are even publishing it commercially, local police should be able to take care of it?
 

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Saw that video myself when I was researching the Nature Boy. I too felt it was irresponsible to show riders breaking the law or at the very least, riding in an unsafe manner.
Same can be said for this video hosted here: Video: Pactimo ? The Ride - Mtbr.com

Rider leaves in the dark, no lights, and heads out into traffic.
 

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I try to be an ambassador for my sport and companies that pull this crap really don't help.
 

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Probably something awesome like Radjager
 

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Of course, car commercials never depict unsafe driving...
 
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