There’s a thing that happens with bikes. I’m sure it happens with other things too. It’s a never ending quest for the perfect (fill in the blank).
If a bike comes out and it has feature X, it should have had feature Y. Maybe it should have had X, and Y. If it takes this size tire, it should have taken that size tire. You get the idea. It’s a constant second guessing and thinking that “if they had just done……this, it would be PERFECT“.
Well, I’ve got sour news. There is no perfect. It’s pretty hard for a thing, no matter what it is, to be perfect. Things are designed by people, and people are imperfect. Gloriously imperfect. Expecting perfection can be a one way trip to disappointment.
What a thing, like a bicycle, can do is provide an experience. An experience, in my opinion, certainly can be perfect. I love my bikes. I’ve tweaked them, changed them, sold some and bought others. Each and every one, each incarnation has allowed me to have wonderful experiences.
When we focus on the thing, and not the experience, we run the risk of losing something quite special.