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When is the "UP Country" bike going to be invented!!

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I wonder what made up products will be invented in 2022!!??

What will they re-invent in 2022 and up the price by 30%!!??

Hambini is about to dissect the AbsoluteBLACK HOLLOWcage Carbon Ceramic derailleur pulley cage!!

I wonder how it will stand up to an engineer!?
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If the new 120 bikes are down country bikes (sounds better to me than "trail lite", eh?!), then I would submit that my new Supercaliber with 60 mm of travel is the UP country bike you seek.

But I woulda held off if I'd known I could have hollow ceramic RD pulleys! 馃檭
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When will my calling the gravel bike my sh_tty road bike catch on?
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They already make Up Country bikes, they have an E- in front of the name.


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Trek supercaliber.

If only they manage to make that 100mm, this bike would be even more popular. @trek, seen what Scott did with their xc full suspension bike?

But I guess that wouldn鈥檛 be up country. Thats regular xc.
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When will my calling the gravel bike my sh_tty road bike catch on?
There was a humorous article somewhere yesterday -- I forget where -- about how flat bar gravel bikes are nearly indistinguishable from mountain bikes from the 90's. :rolleyes:

If you wait long enough, everything comes back around.
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I wonder what made up products will be invented in 2022!!??

What will they re-invent in 2022 and up the price by 30%!!??

Hambini is about to dissect the AbsoluteBLACK HOLLOWcage Carbon Ceramic derailleur pulley cage!!

I wonder how it will stand up to an engineer!?
Its already been said, it's called an e bike...
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Having lived in the mountains, "Down Country" kind of made sense. It was everything not High Country, where the trails had long, rough descents, and a bigger bike makes sense. I often found my 100mm bikes with 120mm forks outgunned in the High Country. They were subject to descending fatigue and also pinch flats on the extended, rough, descents. But they were perfect for all the trails not in the High Country.

So in my mind...Up Country is already a thing, high country...which is a word often used in mountain regions.
What is UpCountry?

Nobody knows, but it's provocative...
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Ask @WhatsUpcountry
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EDIT: Wow, we posted at the same time, @WhatsUpcountry !
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I thought Up Country was kind of like the Beverly Hillbillies? The modern version is a McMansion on a farm and all that sheit parked in your yard somewhat ran within the last 5 years.... my people.

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Ask @WhatsUpcountry
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EDIT: Wow, we posted at the same time, @WhatsUpcountry !
I saw this thread and knew it was my time to shine.

At a minimum, upcountry definitely smells better than updog.
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I'm still waiting for Mid Country.
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We've had upcountry in Asheville for a few years now Home
Down country is a stupid term made up by an idiot on another mountain bike website.
It isn't a real term to "the industry" and the world would be a better place if people would stop using it.
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Using a skiing parallel could enduro bikes be called side country bikes instead?
Rough country!
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BREAKING:

Bike industry prepares class-action lawsuit against MTBR for leaking next year's global marketing slogan
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You've not heard of up-country bikes? They look like this and blend in with your gold plated Ferrari. But you have to be named Thurston or Paige to ride one.

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