Wednesday, January 6, 2010
It's NOT a Mountain Bike (So, don't call it that)
For the record, my new bike (purchased 11/09) is NOT a mountain bike. As of today, I have reminded Neighbor Ted of this fact on no less than three occasions. I should know it is not a mountain bike, because I sold my actual mountain bike in order to buy this one. Why would I sell a mountain bike (with little miles on it) in order to buy a brand new one?
"So, what would you call it?", Neighbor Ted challenged. He had a good point there, because after my impulse-purchase of it, I talked with the sales guy, the fit guy, studied the Scott Bicycle brochure, websites, etc. and they all had different descriptions of it. Still, I had to answer Neighbor Ted with something definitive. "It's a Hybrid, Urban, Commuter, Comfort Bike", throwing together every word that had been used to describe it.
"Okay, fine", he said, "so it's a HUCC-B...not a mountain bike. Are you happy now?", he asked. Not really, but I am trying to be.