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    verry nice coverage-here:
    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    i think when folks bash taiwan what they are speaking to is bikes formed in overused molds that have poor alignment. this is really about production volume and that folks equate asian made bikes with a high production volume.

    that's a different conversation about obvious things that we need not have for having had it already a bunch of times, no?

    one of the things i learned by having some writers and publishers as patients over the years is that people love to read articles that are about the 'best' or articles involving lists of best things. its just a velonews article... i think they do great for the resources they have and for what they have to cover....
    maybe the if guy could actually read the article before posting the declaration about its uselessness first? i dig the passion and all.. but it leads to this nonsense.






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    I love seeing the tech articles about the grand tour bikes. The excess hype about the bikes just goes with the territory.

    It's intersting seeing the "jimmy-rigging" on time trial bikes to eek out the very best. Those things seem like they are made to go 40 miles really, really fast. And then fall apart. And the TofC prologue was almost 2.5 miles long!!!!




    Weird cable routing, bolting on extra brake levers, spring-assisted brakes.

    Did you see the "track only" front wheel that one guys was using? It's probably "track only" because it's so week in side-loading that it will wobble fall apart in any turn.

    Hey, these bikes aren't for all-day riding but they are cool to look at.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    the cable routing seems a little unresolved on these things, no?
    electric would work perfect
    which guy is that?
    a rival crank?
    jeeez.
    next year he'll be on a trek 320.... mebbe a 150...
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    the cable routing seems a little unresolved on these things, no?
    That should be a center pull of some sort. How cool would it be to see a Campag Delta hanging there?!
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    If they wanted to do an article about the best "collection" or "assemblage" of bicycles in the US then they should have been at dbrk's Ramble last August.
    I doubt I will ever see any better.
     

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    I read the article and it seemed that it was as much about the bike frames as it was about the components, such as the Di2 DA grouppo. Has Parlee ever outfitted a pro team at this level?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    I read the article and it seemed that it was as much about the bike frames as it was about the components, such as the Di2 DA grouppo. Has Parlee ever outfitted a pro team at this level?
    Not with their stickers, but Hamilton, and maybe a few others at CSC rode Z1's for quite a few races.

    Observation;

    Is this really the first Mass-Based bike company to openly sponsor a D1-level pro team?

    'bout time. Here's to hoping for more.
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    D-3 is not D-1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    D-3 is not D-1.
    and that's D-fact atmo.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    and that's D-fact atmo.
    True... Forgot about that. Last year those dudes rode Parkpre's
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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    the cable routing seems a little unresolved on these things, no?
    Yes, that cable routing is beat.

    I think this article is pretty lame. Sure people want to see what pros are riding and, but to claim they're the best bikes America has seen is absurd. I don't have anything against bikes made in Taiwan, except for the fact that companies still try and claim their made in the US when they really just mean they're assembled in the US. My issue is that this article just adds to the widely held misconception that anything that isn't carbon is antiquated.

    Is it just me or are time trial bikes just about the ugliest things ever made? I know they go fast, but damn!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwightskin View Post
    Did you see the "track only" front wheel that one guys was using? It's probably "track only" because it's so week in side-loading that it will wobble fall apart in any turn.
    Well, they must work at least for left turns.
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    there isn't anything in this industry that is cutting edge. compared to the industrys who are doing real "cutting edge" stuff, carbon fiber and steel might as well be the same thing. you might as well call it "space age" or "defense grade" or...well take you pick of marketing term of the decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    there isn't anything in this industry that is cutting edge. compared to the industrys who are doing real "cutting edge" stuff, carbon fiber and steel might as well be the same thing. you might as well call it "space age" or "defense grade" or...well take you pick of marketing term of the decade.
    fuck all that shit atmo.
    when the bicycles start pedaling themselves, it'll be cutting edge.
    until then the playing field is almost always even.
    we have one bicycle to climb the hill.
    and another to descend.
    and one for coffee runs.
    sheesh.
    did mancebo's bike even make that VN listmo?

    reality sucks.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    You want the best bikes ever brought into the US ?

    12500 Steele Creek Road
    Charlotte, NC 28273

    Look for the round tube bikes with the outrageous paint jobs.

    Forza Dario

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    did i mention anything about asia atmo?
    e-richie is an expert, not an "expert", therein lay the confusion.
    no matter where ya go...there you are

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