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Liked a comment on the item Do Not Watch This Edit if You Already Shout Braap Too Much While Riding 11/13/2020 4:32 PM

Boy, those i9 hubs get really obnoxious..

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That was definitely my point.

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Scott Gambler Tuned 2020

Mullet = 👎

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Added a comment to Jrbones's bike check 8/16/2020 12:49 AM
Yeti 115

I’d pay more for the bike if it said “tribe” on it.

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Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 9:41 PM

I'd just like to remind everyone bikes are still cool, yeti is still a great company, and being critical of something doesn't mean we "hate" each other.

Sparring intellectually is okay. We used to do this all the time. I'd like to bring it back.

Just a friendly reminder despite...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 8:05 PM

I have to apologize for not reading your comment before replying below. And I have to admit you just made some seriously valid points right here.

I stand corrected. Thanks for bringing such a concise and consistent explanation. You have given me a lot to think about, but at first...more

Added a comment about press release Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 5:43 PM
BRed

I find it both ironic and sad that you just marginalized every commenter here and on pinkbike that has a different opinion than you while claiming to stand up for “vindication” of a “marginated” group.

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Added a comment about press release Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 5:37 PM
BRed

This is in response to Yahmon’s link to myself and another user. I’m not sure why I’m being told the website is unable to take my response as a reply.

I’m not sure how seriously you expect me to take a website titled “how not to travel like a basic bitch.” I am still open to hearing evidence supporting your claim. I'm not closed-minded.

If you’d entertain me for a moment to try to make your same argument about not offending people on a different point: the slang use of the word “basic” could be interpreted as offensive to people who are born with intellectual deficiencies. Linking me to a website with a title like the one you just have could potentially be offensive to many people not currently on this website reading our discussion. Should I be offended on their behalf and tell you that you’re asserting some form of supremacy over another group of people?

One of the things I love about mountain biking and being outdoors in general is meeting people from all over the world. I love having emotion-free, open talks with them to gain direct insight of their personal perspective of the American way of life and current events from the shoes an a citizen of ________ country. No country or person is perfect and I'm always curious to learn of another point of view.

Returning to the current topic: If say, I were to encounter a native American rider on the trail who were vocal about the use of the word “tribe,” I would likely hold a different opinion. I haven't had that happen yet. What I do see are a bunch of folks, not representative of the groups the claim to be standing up for, becoming offended on the behalf of that group. Without supporting evidence, I can't help but wonder if their motives for dancing around screaming the way so many have begun to do is a way of combating or nullifying a personal feeling of guilt. So many people nowadays are going around seeking to restrict the speech of others by branding them as racists by means of slander and libel (I am not specifically referring to you with my last statement).

This unfortunate situation actually takes away from the voices who decry real racism when it really happens. People are making a mockery of real suffering and hardships of the past while real discussion on the matter and context is being attacked.

As members of the same human race, our complex cognitive functions are what separate us from most other life on this planet. Who decided it was a good idea to stop using that gift? Can’t we all just get along?

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Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 1:50 PM

How will those experiencing the means to acquire fine taste express brand loyalty without a trendy name for their exclusive group to lord over the proletariat?

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 1:49 PM

For those that don't want to go google the definition;

"a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common
culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader."

Seems a pretty...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 1:48 PM

Wow. Yes, this will get downvoted but I find freedom to use this language more important than popularity. Counter culture is no longer "counter". Its the culture now.

People with values like mine, ones that point to pragmatism, and trying to note how impossible (and dangerous) a...more

Added a comment about press release Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 1:45 PM
BRed

You mentioned in your first response that the word "Tribe" at the center of this article hurts others. I would appreciate if you could provide me some sort of evidence that this word has injured someone so that my attempt to understand your viewpoint may be successful.

If Yeti decides to change their name to Snowman, I wouldn't have a problem with it. If the abandonment of the word "tribe" were accomplished without publicity, I wouldn't raise issue with it. I find issue with the fact that social pressure is driving these kinds of silly changes across the board. This social pressure is the reason it's being "Celebrated" in articles like this across mountain biking websites. This "if you aren't with us you're against us" mentality comes off the backs of people caving to convenient cultural sways driven by social media rather than independent original thoughts. Ironically, people acting "tribally" in pandering to their corners and shouting at each other (both sides) rather than having productive, meaningful discussions that produce positive results, understanding, and hopefully a bit of peace. If you can show me evidence of someone being injured by the word "Tribe" I will change my opinion. I can show you substantial evidence of harm resulting from censorship and mob mentality throughout history.

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Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 1:36 PM

Maybe he thought the term was fun? Maybe part of the tribe? Point made someone voices an opposite opinion and someone outright says they are wrong and privileged. Social PC wave in action.

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 1:35 PM

Wow....truly sad and caving into PC pressure. Nothing about using 'Tribe' is insulting or demeaning. It's a group of people with common bond, in this case Yeti bike culture. Textbook definition = "a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities...more

Added a comment about press release Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 10:10 AM
BRed

Soon the word “Yeti” will fall from favor. Just wait til I find him.

Dumb

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Added a comment to DutchmanPhotos's bike check 7/6/2020 9:54 AM
Scott Ransom - ex Nico Vink

Funny you’ve been having the same issue I have. The stock Syncros headset is trash.

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