Team Robot, I salute you

by M

If you enjoy satirical bike industry bile, you’ll appreciate this.

Many of Team Robot’s criticisms could just as easily be levelled at road component manufacturers. I’m looking at you, Mavic.

R-Sys SLR C

Photo: Mavic

These at least have the saving grace of not being hideous, unlike certain other completely proprietary options.

Functionally, there’s nothing wrong with these products – at least in the short term – but to the mechanically-minded their inherent disposability is philosophically offensive.

BRB, hubs don’t polish themselves.