Folks on Instagram requested a higher-resolution image of this totally metal visualization for some reason. We aim to please, so here you go:
I heard that if you turn off all the lights and chant “Bike Insights” in front of this data visualization 13 times that you will get a flat tire on your next ride.
This visualization shows 30,000 recent bike comparisons users have made with our Bike-on-Bike visualizer. The thickness of the lines indicates how many comparisons were made, with the thickest line (Gravel to Off Road Touring) representing 3,000-something comparisons.
The clear takeaway from this visualization is just how hot mixed-terrain and touring bikes are right now in our little corner of the Internet. It’s going to be fascinating to see if this trend continues or if it’s just the 2019 equivalent of the 2007 Fixie Kid craze (apologies to all Fixie Kids reading this. Brakes are death.).
What’s perhaps most interesting about this visualization is what we’re not showing here: the number of comparisons being performed within the same category. Before I build this visualization, I would have guessed that most of the comparisons being done were within the same category. But we were surprised to see that inter-category comparisons make up only 45% of our volume. I suspect that this may be because cyclists are taking a bike that they are already familiar with and using that as a starting point for exploring similar-sized and proportioned bikes in a new category.
But who knows? Leave a comment below and let us know how you use the Bike Insights Compare page. We’d love to get your feedback and see what we can do to make it better.
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