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    Litespeed ad

    There was a thread here recently that drew much ire from many about the Carbonello ad from Litespeed. Just got the recent Velo news buyers guide issue and noticed a new ad. Shows a Cheetah on a Litespeed chasing an antelope. Seen it? I thought that one was pretty good.

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    See now, That's creative advertising that doesn't stoop to insults or degradation.

    But, it is insulting to the cheetah.

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    Funny thing is, cheetahs generally don't take their complaints to the media.

    Thing is, though, a cheetah could have caught an antelope anyway, so what does the ad prove? Shouldn't the antelope be the one on the Litespeed to get away from the cheetah?
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    I think the ad was targeted at runners interested in cross training to increase their speed.
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    Sorry folks, meant to put this in the road section.

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    You will get much funnier replies here, and no attitude at all. really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    Funny thing is, cheetahs generally don't take their complaints to the media.

    Thing is, though, a cheetah could have caught an antelope anyway, so what does the ad prove? Shouldn't the antelope be the one on the Litespeed to get away from the cheetah?
    A cheetah has little mass, and thus has great acceleration when at max throttle... however, the cheetah pays a price; first... energy stores are not sufficient for a prolonged chase; second... the cheetah's bones are light and fragile. Thus the animal has to make a careful choice... he can't go for the fastest and most tenacious (healthiest) or continue a chase that gets into difficult territory or lasts too long... so they don't catch much. Old tired predators (like me) don't catch anything.

    The cheetah would benefit from a form of transport that would accelerate well, is durable, and allows his limited energy to last. A Litespeed wouldn't be such a bad choice, as long as it hunted on trails or on the road.

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    Care to make that sales pitch to a cheetah? Maybe you could get a job with Litespeed.
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    I just know that if I were a cheetah, I'd buy a Litespeed.


    Wait...I did buy a Litespeed.

    Am I a cheetah?

    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    Care to make that sales pitch to a cheetah? Maybe you could get a job with Litespeed.
    Cheetahs don't ride bikes, russian bears and chinese acrobats do. They should have had a bear on it chasing a herd of acrobats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    I just know that if I were a cheetah, I'd buy a Litespeed.


    Wait...I did buy a Litespeed.

    Am I a cheetah?

    Sweet.
    Sadly, riding my Litespeed won't even get me close to being a cheetah. Especially considering the description above.

    All I know is that mine's comfortable. That's important for us old, tired (and not so light massed) predators!
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    Is selling a Litespeed to a cheetah anything like selling a refrigerator to an Eskimo?
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    Wow, people are mad about the Carbonello stickers!?!? OMFG!! I thought it was hilarious. I'll have to look up the thread. I hear things like that and I want to put those stickers on my bike just to piss people off. hahaha!!

    But it did what it was supposed to do. A lot of people are talking about Litespeed! Great marketing!
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    Meh. Looks like cheetah is sucking wheel, uh, tail.

    Interestingly, Foo, there is an identical thread in Road Cycling. New Litespeed ad

    I invite you all to read it, and note the difference between postings over there, and those here on this thread, for the same topic!

    Discuss.

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    Is that a current ad? I thought Litespeed was bagging on all technology that wasn't titanium...They bagged on their full-carbon bike just last year, and their entire 2007 line was supposed to be just Ti.

    But, what do I care, I have one of their Alu/Carb monstrosities...which I love.
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    Don't they know by know that cheetahs never win?
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    That is sooo condescending.

    No really though. I thought the Carbonello add was awesome. Some people need to unbunch their panties a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaabFan


    That is sooo condescending.

    No really though. I thought the Carbonello add was awesome. Some people need to unbunch their panties a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    Is that a current ad? .

    The one featured here is the ad from 2002, the new one is actually updated with a cheetah on a titanium Vortex.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    Meh. Looks like cheetah is sucking wheel, uh, tail.

    Interestingly, Foo, there is an identical thread in Road Cycling. New Litespeed ad

    I invite you all to read it, and note the difference between postings over there, and those here on this thread, for the same topic!

    Discuss.
    WHAT!? he cross-posted?! ack! isn't that against the rules or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic
    Blue Stars....ATTACK!
    I hear that hunters need Litespeeds in order to attack their prey. So the cheetah told me.
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