Charge262

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Jul 30, 2015 at 7:13
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Jul 25, 2015 at 3:56
Jul 25, 2015
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Jul 22, 2015 at 4:30
Jul 22, 2015
This is fucking shoddy.

Charge262 paulaston's article
Jul 22, 2015 at 4:23
Jul 22, 2015
Charge Bikes - An interview with Ash Clark
This sums it up for me: "We're not saying that this is the next big thing, we're just saying that for our market and our customers that this will give you benefits of different wheel sizes and makes it a lot more fun." This right here is what you are doing wrong, Charge. You are deciding what your customers should be riding. That is not the way to fucking do it. Again, back to a few years ago- You had a 24" DJ bike, 26" 4x bike, 26" hardtail and a 29" hardtail in your lineup. Something for everyone. CHOICE for everyone. Fuck off with this "this is what we like riding so everyone else should like it too" attitude, It's tiring. Even in the sense of the business side of things- You are cutting off a huge portion of the market by offering no choice. Where is the sense in that? And from the view of someone in the industry who for many years pushed the shops I have worked in for many years to sell Charge bikes because they were something a little different. How can I do that now? You have boxed yourself into a corner with a product no different to many bikes that the industry are releasing (Spec Fuze, Trek Stache for example, granted a little more expensive but the low price options will follow). The whole business direction is just silly. Your USP was being out there and a little quirky, now you just look like you are jumping on trends, desperately trying to grab some money. Sorry for the rants, but I feel they are justified.
Charge262 paulaston's article
Jul 22, 2015 at 1:55
Jul 22, 2015
Charge Bikes - An interview with Ash Clark
Charge used to be such a cool company. Their DJ and 4x frames were something special. The Duster was an amazing bike too, and the athletes they sponsored represented a huge variety of talent and diversity within the spor, from DJ and DH to freestyle fix riders, hence my name and my love for the bikes at the time. It annoys and upsets me that a few years ago they just sodded all of that off and decided that city bikes and 29'ers are the only things worth doing, killed off their whole team and ditched half their range to become just another boring bike company. Bring back the old Charge, enough with this bullshit.
Jul 18, 2015 at 3:56
Jul 18, 2015
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Jul 17, 2015 at 3:42
Jul 17, 2015
Out of curiosity, Was there a problem with the Push shock?

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Jul 17, 2015 at 3:40
Jul 17, 2015
Both are good options. If you want a pedalling platform go with the Float X though, the performance is very good. Having said that the anti-squat properties of this frame make it pedal very well anyway, so I cant say I miss the CTD. The Float X2 is much more sensitive in the initial stroke and copes with repeated compressions better than the X did. The Float X seemed to get a little overwhelmed in very choppy stuff, whereas this is in its element. Feels very supportive and bottomless, to the point where I have no volume spacers installed but had the largest one fox do on the Float X.

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