Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Trek Owns The World; Big Dummy Takes One To The Kidneys
Trek is slowly taking over the world. I suspect they will collaborate with American Apparel or Urban Outfitters soon and have total market penetration. I posted pics of the Trek District a few nights ago and totally overlooked the fact that it is belt drive. This makes me sad. I have been a big fan of Spot and have been rooting for them with their belt drive collaboration with Chris King. Its a very clean and unique offering which I hoped would build them a niche and gain some market power. They make a great single speed and I lust for one but the market is saturated. Now Trek offers a belt drive. I realize that more and more people are experimenting with belt offerings but I still find this disconcerting. To top things off, Gary Fisher is showing a prototype of a ridiculous Big Dummy rip off. I may be particularly sensitive to the issue because I have been very pro-big dummy since its release, but its hard to imagine how they could possibly design a bike like this with no repercussions. Here is a pic of my Surly BD:
And the heartless zombie bitch by Fisher:
I'm guessing it won't be spec'd with all the Brook's.