, thanks for sharing the info. Very interesting indeed. Prend
: It's certainly an interesting perspective, but I find Wilier's 0.7 launch (u know, the website flash, the press conference, the wining and dining of journalists, the heavily (but nicely) crafted videos with super-model rider, etc.) as well as how the brand is run, seem to indicate a mini version of Pinarello. Granted, a less lavish version, and (slightly) less misleading weight claims. In fact, I find these two brands more similar than any other pair of brands anywhere, in terms of prestege, marketing strategy, design styles, pro sponsorships, target market, product lineup.
Of course, I own a Prince and would like to own a (Alejet Ed.) Cento Uno. Not so much for Dogma or 0.7. So I may be biased. My guess is Pinarello just went a bit too over the top, and Fausto's pocket square was just the last staw...
BTW, notice Giant's per frame sales is much lower -- if you subtract all the components they make, per frame cost is around US$200, while Wilier's is over $1500, so they target toally different markets, hence it makes less practical sense to directly compare the two. If you start comparing higher end frames (by sane standards, not ww standards
) then the discrepancy is probably much less (maybe 3:1 v. 30:1). To complicate things further, Giant could possibly do OEM for Wilier as well, so for the very same frame, Giant would make $300 but Wilier $1200.
Fast falcons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3mTPEuFcWk
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