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    Default Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong. I'm sorry, but there is nothing attractive about the design of that bicycle. I don't care how efficient it is, or how stealthy, etc. It just looks bad. Other than the color. Is it just me?

    Sorry, I'm talking the real mag, so I haven't checked for a link. If someone has it post up.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    This one?



    I think there are a lot worse bikes out there currently. It has straight tubes, a level toptube (a rarity among modern carbon bikes) and they photographed it with nice parts and without a tower of spacers under the stem.
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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    Hmm, slammed stem and slammed saddle. Very un-Bicycling.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    The stem is only as "slammed" as the incredibly tall head tube allows..

    This bike is marketing TT to the road bike people. Sorry.

    I've no complaints about the cover of the mag. It is very well done. Just don't like the bike. It is aesthetically (?) wrong.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    I am with Dorman.
    I can stand that rag- it has sucked for eternity.... So grazie for pointing out that ugly monster on the cover. makes me feel grateful for having some* taste in bikes

    *not much taste, but enough to know that is ugly.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    Quote Originally Posted by the bottle ride View Post
    *not much taste, but enough to know that is ugly.
    no idea what you peoples are talking about but those serotta bikes look like shit.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    Doesen't it feel good to be superior...At least it doesn't have those stupid looking assymetric chainrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRuss View Post
    Doesen't it feel good to be superior...At least it doesn't have those stupid looking assymetric chainrings.
    Low, very low....

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    I am sorry about that. I'm just tired of people always commenting on the new ugly bike. It's true that there is a lot of them and that they just seem to keep coming and coming. So why do so many around here feel the need to keep pointing it out? Isn't there something beautiful that we can discuss and praise outside of FNL?


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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    Quote Originally Posted by TRuss View Post
    I am sorry about that. I'm just tired of people always commenting on the new ugly bike. It's true that there is a lot of them and that they just seem to keep coming and coming. So why do so many around here feel the need to keep pointing it out? Isn't there something beautiful that we can discuss and praise outside of FNL?


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    Yeap. I liken it to the difference between an old Ferrari 250 GTO and a Ferrari F60. The F60 is faster, lighter and more modern. But the GTO is lust worthy. But I'll happily drive either. Same with a bike. If it has a handle bar, pedals and two wheels, I 'm willing to ride it.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    My favorite Ferrari just also happens to be the favorite (road going at least) of the old man. 250 GT SWB, especially one built strictly for competition like the SEFAC hot rod Italian Cars Protagonist at Gooding Pepple Beach Auctions It's the Ferrari of the group. I Try to link a photo and link a whole damn article instead.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    We're all different and we like different things, and the old saying "if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything" should apply, but that TT/HT/DT/Fork junction is an effing mess. My opinion only, of course.

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    My opinion is that it is lame to take product shots of bicycles with no pedals attached. But that's not a criticism atmo.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    Quote Originally Posted by TRuss View Post
    I am sorry about that. I'm just tired of people always commenting on the new ugly bike. It's true that there is a lot of them and that they just seem to keep coming and coming. So why do so many around here feel the need to keep pointing it out? Isn't there something beautiful that we can discuss and praise outside of FNL?
    Ummm, this is a bike forum- we talk about bikes: the good, the bad and the ugly. (Clearly this one falls in the ugly category.)
    What else should we discuss/not discuss?

    I am not taking a personal pot shot at someones bike (unless you secretly covet/own that blue bike) which I think is in poor taste- I try to keep it friendly in the school yard here. But the school down the street, well that is a different story....

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    It's a bike. It doesn't have the capacity to mind being called ugly. It wouldn't care if you peed on it. It has nothing to do with feeling superior, it is commenting on a modern-style bike. That bike looks like it stayed in the oven too long. It is actually more ugly than the new Cervelo R5, which is saying something. Some modern bikes looks awesome, even ones with unconventional lines, like Menchov's new Canyon (with pedals):
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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    It's a bike. It doesn't have the capacity to mind being called ugly. It wouldn't care if you peed on it. It has nothing to do with feeling superior, it is commenting on a modern-style bike. That bike looks like it stayed in the oven too long. It is actually more ugly than the new Cervelo R5, which is saying something. Some modern bikes looks awesome, even ones with unconventional lines, like Menchov's new Canyon (with pedals):
    What does that Canyon weigh without the pedals?

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    I'm not totally jazzed about this new "aero road" category that has emerged. Some look better than others. The thing that I'm not a fan of is that the ride is junk (super stiff and jarring). Unless a person pins on a number that earns them a W2 (preferably higher than $12K/yr), those bikes don't belong. I get the whole thing that folks want to ride what the pros ride, but can't they "feel" how uncomfortable these bikes are?

    The fact the Bleu (Franch for Blue) is on the cover is more notable to announce that manufactures are pushing this new bike category. Which sucks because in a few months, when these piles are inhabiting eBay, I won't be interested. Folks need to get more interest in Time, Look, and Colnago so there are more of those on eBay.

    Harumphhhhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavi View Post

    The fact the Bleu (Franch for Blue) is on the cover is more notable to announce that manufactures are pushing this new bike category.
    Without pedals, it will be a difficult push atmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    Without pedals, it will be a difficult push atmo.
    Actually, w/out pedals. Pushing is all a person can do with it.

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    Default Re: Blue on the cover of Bicycling

    How much difference do these aero frames really make other than where they're optimised in the wind tunnel? If indeed they are even designed in the wind tunnel. Where I live, the wind seems to blow from all points of the compass over the length of a ride and sometimes even at the same time. I can see wheels helping but you only have to look at Ole Ritter in that video that was posted recently to see what it's really all about.
    These remarks weren't made from a luddite or smartarsed point of view I'd like to know if they do anything really.

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