Man, when I made this post I didn't expect everyone to bash Trek! WHat the heck is your guys problems? Have you no respect for this bike? It is a great bike and alot went into it. It is one of the most advanced frames around and all you care about is the friggin paint job?
Maybe the paint is bland, but it doens't take away from whats underneath.
That is one sloooow bike
somehow that reminds me of the famous piece "The Gringo" in Santi Boteros Tour diary 2000:
"His smile said to me, ‘I was training while you were sleeping, Santiago.’ It also said, ‘I won this tour four months ago, while you were deciding what bike frame to use in the Tour. I trained harder than you did, Santiago. I don’t know if I am better than you are, but I have outworked you and right now, you cannot do anything about it. Enjoy your ride Santiago. See you in Paris.’"
So are you saying Armstrong didn't train this year. OK
If anyting he is in better off shape then last year.
Hey, man, no offense
i was trying to make a joke..
Everybody knows that L.A. is probably the cyclist who takes his preaparation most serious of them all. That even he can loose in a preparation TT that -i would say- he most possibly was trying to win, makes him only more likeable as a person, in my opinion. After all, that shows he is human as the rest of us...
I read Boteros Diary back then and was amused that even Pros of his level can have these thoughts - i recognized many of the thoughts i have when the fast guys pass me on the low level races i attend.
When Lance failed on a new bicycle that was a sitting duck, so to speak
it just fitted nicely, i thought.
As of the Trek: I've never ridden one. But for all i read and heard about them, I am absolutely convinced that, from a rational point of view, these frames are second to none. For me they lack exclusiveness (but then, i rida a Scott
) and i don't care much for carbon frames for reasons i couldn't tell myself, so i probably wouldn't buy one for me. But you will never hear me saying seriously that Trek builds bad bicycles.
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