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    'Mizer Cats are INSANE Mentor58's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by the beef
    Seems like everything is "Lightweight" these days. Every 40 pound bike I see at K-Mart is "lightweight tubing", "lightweight aluminum frame", "lightweight etc".. more like lightweight on quality.
    Well, the tubing IS lightweight, at least really small pieces of it are. It's when you get a bike's worth at one time that it gets heavy.

    Favorite one I've seen lately, "Performance Tested". I guess that rules out those parts that they designed, manufactured and then shipped out with the blind faith that they would work. "Testing, we don't need no stinking testing"

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    "Hand made in *Place*."

    Every frame I've seen was made by people's hands. Only where it is made is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed
    "Responsive". An adjective used to describe a very expensive bike when there are no objective measurements to distinguish is from another bike that is half the cost.
    This is to distinguish it from all those bikes you see that don't change direction when you turn the handlebars
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    Here are a few other over used words.

    Frame
    Wheel
    Tire
    Rim
    Brake
    Saddle

    I'd like to see more use of the words kitchen, sofa, coffee and cake.

    Here's a nice ergo comp kitchen. Check out the ergo cake forks on this, very fast and responsive. You'll note the set up of the coffee will give you better grip and excellent handling. This sofa is of the latest design so you're going to get the smoothest ride in the world and works in tandem with the latest feature of the cycling industry, two beers in the fridge.

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    "dialed in"

    What the heck does that mean?
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    pointless & uncalled for
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    Your gullibility is about to be phoned thrugh to see how much more you can be gouged for something that doesn't really exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    Hmmm, when I hear "comp", I think of freebies...
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    "Comp" to me was always "competition"....as in, not good enough to be "pro" but good enough for an amature to bash it around a course.

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    "Slick-shifting"

    "All-day comfort"

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    I've always laughed at the term "Super-Stiff" like the alternative would be choosing a bike that is soft as noodles or flexible like rubber. I know I've used that term before myslef, but I think it gets over-used.

    One of my favorites though is "Unobtanium" I love that one. It's a running joke at my LBS about the latest mythical parts made of some yet to be named substance, that is not yet available for purchase anywhere!
    Just Do It..

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    we test our "insert component" against our competitors, and guess what, ours was lightest, strongest and shiniest, and therefore most expensive

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    More of a sentence than a word. My word is plush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17
    I've always laughed at the term "Super-Stiff" like the alternative would be choosing a bike that is soft as noodles or flexible like rubber. I know I've used that term before myslef, but I think it gets over-used.


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    OCC
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    Winningest (Blank) ever... which means its typically outdated and or Hard to find in the size you need.

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    pull(ed) the trigger.... why can't cyclists just BUY something.. why is it always about pulling the trigger? UGH!
    OCP and PROUD!
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    Because "pulling the trigger" is what the spouse is gonna do when they find out how much money you spend on that tiny little bike part.
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    Stronger.

    Does that mean strength as in tensile strength? Does it refer to some kind of tensile strength vs. weight factor? Or does it just mean less likely to break?

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    Some i've noticed :

    "Comfort"
    "Fitness"
    "Limited edition" (Euphenism for new paint job)

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    Team Issue.
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    Don't forget our favourites. "SL", "SSL", "Xlite", "XXXlite".

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    Quote Originally Posted by linus
    Don't forget our favourites. "SL", "SSL", "Xlite", "XXXlite".
    and "Select."
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    Aggressive.

    Aggressive geometry.
    Aggressive rider.

    What does that really mean?

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    Same for "relaxed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca
    Composite?

    As in carbon fiber is made up of carbon fibers held together with resin of some sort.

    No. Also too simple.

    It might, but I heard the term being used long before the days of carbon fiber.

    I think it means "This might mean competition quality, but since you don't understand this term, you'll be impressed and gladly pay more for it."

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