Who is riding Bianchis in the TDF

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by janiejones, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Bikelyst

    Bikelyst New Member

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    Cervelo's = more often than not, a Fred.
     


  2. sogood

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    Gosh, this Cervelo bashing is getting out of hand! :eek:

    Seriously though, does Cervelo's aero tube design translate into real performance difference under race conditions? The data on deep rim wheels is pretty well established with a quantifiable speed improvement. Is there similarly verified data on improvements provided by Cervelo aero frames?
     
  3. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Geesh, haven't you read the ads? Cervelo's frames are the fastest! :rolleyes:
     
  4. sogood

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I pushed off those marketing bullshit. Too much of a sceptic these days. :p
     
  5. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Well, then you need to pay better attention 'cuz I done read that they're also the toughest.
     
  6. Powerful Pete

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    Sogood, the reality is that it is all marketing hype. At the level most of us are, training more and better is the best way to get a 'performance advantage'. The fact is that most of us do not have the time/energy/desire/ability to put ourselves through that.

    So we salivate about better bike parts.

    If you want to get a performance advantage, train more. Do not worry about what you ride. I have been passed by people on 20 year old 8 speed friction shifter steel frames who simply destroyed me on climbs.

    I definitely had better equipment. They had better engines. :)

    Just get the bike/components that make you excited and make you want to get out there and ride.
     
  7. sogood

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    Thanks Pete. That was also my angle. I am getting more and more skeptical of those marketing blurb. My view on Cervelo and other brands is this, unless they are consistently winning over 75% of the races due to their major aero advantage, then it's all coming to nothing in the wash. But I was just curious if anyone actually heard of any real speed improvements using Cervelo frames after all that marketing hype. Training of the rider obviously is still my focus.
     
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  9. Bob Ross

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    While I don't find their designs "boring" I do agree that they've become the new Trek...in the sense that they're ubiquitous. When I walk into the LBS and look closely at one I think "Man, that's a pretty sweet bike". But then I take two steps back and see 15 other identical bikes lined up ready to go out the door... eh, where's the coolness in that? And every weekend I must pass a dozen Soloists and half a dozen R3's on the roads around NYC. Yawn... I guess uniqueness excites me more than almost any other quality. Too bad, 'cuz I suspect they are very nice bikes.

    Same with the '08 Trek Madone: I read all the marketing poop, and gawdamm it looks like it's a super bike...but you'd have to hand me one for free to get me to ride it.
     
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