If I had 50 quid for every time I’ve tried to convince friends in the UK that their 1 week a year on the reds and blues in les 3 vallees doesn’t require 100+mm underfoot, with an adverse camber’d rockered, reverse side cut yada yada yada I’d be a rich man
OTOH, if the manufacturers and stores had a few quid each time someone was convinced to buy some then they’d be rich...... oh, wait a minute.. that is what happens
Touring gear seems to be going the same way, if I had a quid for every metre of ascent most of it gets I’d be no better off than I am now. I’d not be a lot better off if we counted a couple of hundred metres up a closed piste once a year either.
I still can’t get over colour coded crampons from dynafit. I’ve a couple of old pairs, if I sprayed them yellow maybe I could ebay them?
Mind you, I was just looking at bikes in the local store, I can’t believe how much they go for