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squidroadie 09-24-09 08:15 PM

Rock Racing, What do you think?
 
I like the team and show my support for them, but I still a lot of nay-sayers out there. Even with the loss of Hamilton and Ball, they have been a good competitive team. Mancebo has been a beast all year and now with Bahati back on the main squad, they are untouchable between him and Freddie Rodriguez in crits and circuit races. They are starting to produce their own bikes and gear so I think that will help them to bring in more cash to help them eventually get a better license and even better riders.

Here is a pic of their new bikes:
http://img29.yfrog.com/img29/5310/nags.jpg

DMF 09-24-09 10:11 PM

Hey, I like 'em too. Nothing wring with a little in-your-face attitude. And I love their graphic designer.


Too bad I'd look so silly in a RR kit...

LesMcLuffAlot 09-24-09 10:16 PM

I'm sure the bikes warranty has as many loop holes as a Rock Racing riders contract.

LittleSally 09-24-09 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LesMcLuffAlot (Post 9739968)
I'm sure the bikes warranty has as many loop holes as a Rock Racing riders contract.


LOL! Ouch!

luxroadie 09-25-09 03:17 AM

Who makes the bikes? I'm assuming they are rebranded versions of a bigger OEM.

Griffin2020 09-25-09 07:37 AM

They rode Kestrel this year. It would be a simple thing for Kestrel to repaint frames for them.
However, their marketing hype claims to use Carbon Nano Array (CAN) technology, which is a BMC buzzword...

hos13 09-25-09 10:40 AM

Here is an article that goes into further detail about their partnerships and branding. It sounds like the frames are their own design.

Rock Racing Products

squidroadie 09-25-09 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luxroadie (Post 9740684)
Who makes the bikes? I'm assuming they are rebranded versions of a bigger OEM.

I got the picture off of Twitter and it said the bikes were being made by Louis Garneau.

squidroadie 09-25-09 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hos13 (Post 9742533)
Here is an article that goes into further detail about their partnerships and branding. It sounds like the frames are their own design.

Rock Racing Products

Thanks for the link, it provides more info then the twitter post. I thought that Garneau was making the bikes, but I guess not, it wasn't really clear on who is producing the bikes for them.

formerbrit 09-25-09 04:17 PM

I like the bikes.

I didn't realize Freddy was still racing. Good on him! I've always liked him.

squidroadie 09-25-09 06:44 PM

Freddie has been doing good, but he's been better since they brought Bahati back to the Pro Squad.

donrhummy 09-25-09 07:11 PM

Their kits are really cool (over-priced but cool)

hocker 09-28-09 09:49 PM

I read their bikes are designed by a former Kestrel/Fuji bike designer. It looks like the components are Rock too...must be painted SRAM stuff or other. Don't they loose out on sponsor money by doing everything themselves? Mancebo has had a good year, but zero guys in the top ten of NRC and 7th in team???

USAZorro 09-28-09 10:22 PM

They blew it when they send Cipo packing. He would have been a kick ass DS for them.

CatSkratch 09-29-09 10:08 PM

I saw Bahati and one other teamate riding in Palos Verdes a few days ago. They werent that fast.

Cat4Lifer 09-30-09 02:25 AM

they a'ight. :thumb:

Gr8Scott 09-30-09 09:41 AM

almost every carbon bike is made in taiwan....

meatpants 10-14-09 03:25 AM

FLoyd would be a great fit for RR, as they won't be going to Paris anytime soon. it would be a good way for him to end his career.


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