The Evil Bike's Insurgent gets me slightly chubbed up tho. 650b, because I've spent enough time on the internet to know that "the industry" only wants what's best for me. They had me all the way... even using a threaded bottom bracket (because "the industry" is only trying to screw me with press fit... which is no way to be screwed... but must be in my best interest, right?).
So many things to like, but...
No bottle cage mount.
I know I'm the weenie in this situation, and this bike isn't being marketed to people like me. People who hate packs. People who nitpick every damn thing. I just don't wear a pack. I would ride this bike in the land of waterfalls. Hydration is a bottle scoop and an iodine pill away. Seems silly to carry 100oz on my back. I might as well lug a bindlestiff full of Pop Tarts around the grocery store... you know, in case I get hungry while I'm in the Pop Tart aisle.
Of course, Evil has The Following.
And so it goes. Look at a new bike, go down the checklist, and eventually something will make me sad.
Sour grapes I don't buy are much cheaper than any grape that I do, so...
Besides... gears. There are cheaper ways to end up hating them again. Much cheaper. Less effort.
But still effort tho. I'm running short on that right now.