Triathlon - Anyone here has a BP Stealth bike?
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How do you like it? Knowing what you know now, would you get it again and why? Tell me as much as you can about it. I am seriously thinking about getting one for maybe next summer/fall.
10-25-06, 10:59 PM
Thats it right?
Fellow local racer has one and enjoys it immensly. His is bright yellow and with its design really stands out.
Best photo of him racing on it I could find, sorry it's not the best angle (http://www.melbournetriclub.com/photos/FedSqDuathlon/pages/AustDuChamps06_177.html)
Only negatives that I see are they are pretty heavy and as the seat post angle at 74 degrees is quite slack so will need a forward seat post.
I looked into these frames ~4 years ago and only didn't buy as I wanted to race road TT's as well, so went with a more standard frame design. I must say they were a bit cheaper then (~US$850 if I remember correctly - $1500 0n the bp stealth site - Edit: just found it at http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesomewhere.cfm/product/15/74/143 without fork for $1099.99
This was originally a Mongoose design and sold to the guys at BP Stealth I believe (when Mongoose moved away from the road bike market). This was one of at least three carbon road frames they released as far as I am aware. The other two were diamond geometry (one a more aero diamond design), the other the Mongoose RM1.0 which I own and used a while as my TT bike...
It looks so ugly!!!:eek:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... ;)
Personally I think the rear wheel cutout could be closer to the wheel, but otherwise it's a pretty unique design (old Giant MCR was one design which was similar).
10-29-06, 02:18 PM
Theres one on ebay for just the frame.
There are actually 2 of them and a zipp 3001
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