After all the to-ing and fro-ing between advice givers, and seeing some advice that has been given out it got me thinking as to what we should say when someone asks for advice be it about bikes, tyres, gear, whatever. This is what I came up with, and feel free to put forward your opinion: * When giving advice on what bike/tyre/etc to buy make sure its as objective as it can be. * Quotes like "I cant stand them" or "i just dont like em" or "these are my favourite" are about as useful as tits on a bull. * Quotes like "these are notorious for breaking conrods" or "these things regularly see 150,000k's with no problems" or "I frequently get XXXk's out of them" are what a bike/tyre/etc buyer needs to hear. * Its then up to the purchaser to decide which bikes/tyres/etc "I cant stand them" or "i just dont like em" or "these are my favourite" are. * If someone wants a bike/tyre/etc dont can them because you dont like that particular bike/tyre/etc. * Give them feedback about the pros and cons then let them make up their own mind. * If you do give your "recommended purchase", make sure you stress why that is. And once again try and be objective. * Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, and whats good for the goose isnt necessarily good for the gander.