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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:37 am 
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Completely false. What I'm saying is that aero isn't the complete only thing, but neither is the rider. Same rider with different bikes may very well have different performance on each individual bike. At the very worse, an aero frame shouldn't slow him down on the flats.

That being said, aside from my great pleasure of crushing things, I ride 52's and 51 slopings so perhaps my feel of frames is different from yours. They all feel stiff as hell :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:51 am 
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VNTech wrote:
the UCI has decided to interpret the rules

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Decided to interpret?

They wrote the rule in the first place! :lol:

I almost feel like they Benny Hill music needs to be playing whenever they are mentioned.

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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:45 am 
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I am just happy to see that BMC broke away from their double-triangle curse finally, which was frankly worse than Pinarello's curves (really puzzles me how the Impec won all those design awards with a completely superfluous design).

Bike looks pretty clean. Now if only they could fix the "T" shaped top tube.

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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:30 am 
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This new BMC looks nice.

But that under the BB brake leaves a lot to be desired. I'd keep the same V brake and put it on the seat stays if I was designing this... :smartass:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:36 am 
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^ With the rear triangle size, it would be hard to cable the rear brake if it was placed on the seat stay, no?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:59 am 
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I think it looks kind of goofy. The lowish profile wheels dont really do it any justice, but im sure it would look great with really deep ones.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:03 am 
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53x12 wrote:
^ With the rear triangle size, it would be hard to cable the rear brake if it was placed on the seat stay, no?

Ah... well there's your problem :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:50 am 
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so after the cobble bike, now the aero bike.
anyone knows the fate of the poor old Impec? :mrgreen:


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pastronef wrote:
anyone knows the fate of the poor old Impec? :mrgreen:

Impec - The Duke Nukem Forever of bikes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:49 am 
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Wingnut wrote:
justkeepedaling wrote:
Great looking bike, but the S5 will crush it in the tunnel


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You've got a thing for crushing haven't you... :wink:

He's the guy who does the commentary for the Wrestling. He always speaks like that.

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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:43 pm 
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pastronef wrote:
so after the cobble bike, now the aero bike.
anyone knows the fate of the poor old Impec? :mrgreen:


I think BMC has finally started delivering them, saw a few private builds already on the web.

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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:54 pm 
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I really like it, based on looks alone.


And there lies the market for these things.

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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:31 pm 
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It seems to be designed for both mechanical as well as electronic shifting in mind. There clearly is a tab to cover the entrance for cable routing just above the fork interface here:

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 Post subject: Re: New BMC Aero frame
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:53 pm 
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same pic above: downtube doesn't look to be the slimmest (airfoil/kamm tail) -- wonder if the ridges make up for that aerodynamically...


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