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Armstrongs new bike! Holy S@#!

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:25 am
by Superlite
http://www.cyclingnews.com/teamtech04.p ... _armstrong

Armstrong isn't taking any chances, check this thing out!

DAMN!! Those wheels are pretty sweet, and the frame wow! Trek and Bontrager really have taken things up a notch, a BIG notch!

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:09 am
by cyclemanpat
looks like all the other boring Trek bikes

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:14 am
by cyclemanpat
but the wheels are very cool.....what is the weight of the wheels?

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:37 am
by Superlite
cyclemanpat wrote:
looks like all the other boring Trek bikes


:roll:

Obviously you never heard " Don't judge a book by it's cover."

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:12 am
by BigFloppyLlama
Superlite wrote:
cyclemanpat wrote:
looks like all the other boring Trek bikes


:roll:

Obviously you never heard " Don't judge a book by it's cover."


What's your point? He never commented about anything other than the looks of the bike. When judging solely on aesthetics the “cover” is the only thing that matters. I’m impressed by the technical details of the bike, but other than that it looks like every other Trek out there for the umpteenth year in a row.

Front hub

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:10 am
by Cyco
The front hub looks at lot like the B-T-P one Florian posted the article on.

Re: Armstrongs new bike! Holy S@#!

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:24 am
by martin
Superlite wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/teamtech04.php?id=tech/2004/probikes/madone_ssl_armstrong

Armstrong isn't taking any chances, check this thing out!

DAMN!! Those wheels are pretty sweet, and the frame wow! Trek and Bontrager really have taken things up a notch, a BIG notch!

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.’"

http://www.chuckiev.coach-site.com/arti ... 7/7145.htm

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:36 am
by Bruiser
Don't you think they could find a new colour pattern or scheme?

Brian

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:47 am
by Scapin/Dean
The one thing that this picture really shows well is how HUGE and ungainly looking the new DA 10-speed shifters are. Just as butt-ugly as their crankset.

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:55 am
by Dr.Dos
Treks only achievment is make already long chainstays look even longer. The bike is butt-ugly with the top tupe (optically) sloping downward to the front. Also Lance' setup with the high bars and brakelevers is a slap in the face.

hubs

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:03 am
by tobias
...i totally agree (i never likes the trekies...).
the interesting part about that bike are the hubs...

who finds any any simularities;) ??

Image

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Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:08 am
by Dr.Dos
That's how edco builds their hubs for quite a time.

Re: hubs

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:11 am
by Joel
The bontrangers are more conical shaped and don't have the bump in the middle

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:51 am
by divve
Just window shopping cause at the end of the day it still has to weigh 6.8kg or more. Any decent production bike can reach that with a set of light wheels. No need for anything else really exotic and you've saved weight in the smartest place.

Regarding the brand Trek, I don't find them very interesting but some available paint jobs make them look pretty okay. The only thing I really can't stand is anything with the name Bontrager on it....just doesn't sound right as a brand name.

Hands up who has actually riden a madone?????

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:40 pm
by SnakeHead
Hands up who has actually riden a madone?????
Well when you do you can stop thinking about those candy apple paint jobs you only get from some euro manufacture like colnago etc, they have paint jobs like that to distract you from the lack of workmanship!!
have a ride on one and look at the technology, this i a production platform bike with of the shelf groupo, bars, stem, seat etc. You dont see one of these one peice seat and posts (very light mind you) which you would never be able to get comfortable on, but your allready on the weight limit for UCI use.