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    Wal-Mart carbon fiber bikes?!

    I don't know if this is a repost... but what's up with this?

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...30660804602498


    Worst idea ever:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5639918

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritajett
    Worst idea ever:
    Wal-Mart selling bikes....
    Cant we all just ride along???

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    Hmmm....

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    Also whats funny is they list origin of components as Italy.... so when did Shimano become Italian????
    Cant we all just ride along???

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    At least the components are decent.
    Brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mister
    At least the components are decent.
    True, but for $1800, I'd much rather go to a roadie shop and get a real bike from a real shop and support them... not to mention you could get a "last years" model with way better parts and a frame you actually heard of for about the same $$$
    Cant we all just ride along???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritajett
    nice welds on that carbon fiber frame!

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    Wal-Mart carbon fiber bikes?!
    That doesn't sound even remotely safe.
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    they look like oversized carbonello stickers.
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    Yikes, like some other said, I would rather support my LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalMart
    The Corsa FC carbon fiber road bike is built with a high quality Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and Shimano 105, ITM, Ritchey,and Sella Italia components. Carbon fiber absorbs road vibrations providing a smooth floating ride. At the same time, carbon fiber is a rigid material that maximizes the transfer of power from your pedaling to the wheels. This bike was assembled by the hands of skilled Italian mechanics to be tuned up and ready to ride right out of the box. We worked directly with the factory in Italy to offer you a premium ride at everyday low prices. Minimal assembly is required for this premium bicycle.
    Italian mechanics?!?! FOR REAL?!?! YES!!! Those are so much better than those damn German mechanics.
    It's premium? Right out of the box?! YES!!!
    What do they mean pedals aren't included?! All the other bikes in the walmart have pedals. I want to see the manager.
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    Hmmm, the people who need to watch this are the bikesdirect folks. I would imagine that wal-mart could leverage quite a deal on mid range bikes (with or w/o Italian mechanics; I wonder if they ship the bikes to Italy or ship the Italians to China, but I digress) made of pretty much any frame material they choose and any level of Shimano components they want...the Schwinn name they can obviously use and that already leads many people to think they are getting a "genuine Schwinn"; I wonder how many other high end, but defunct names they could acquire as Bikesdirect has done...
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    Is it just me, or is there something wrong about hanging a Shimano gruppo on an Italian frame? They should change their name to Fred-Mart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAsFat
    Is it just me, or is there something wrong about hanging a Shimano gruppo on an Italian frame?
    Now you're assuming that it really is an Italian frame.

    Hmmm.... is there a town in China named Italy? Wouldn't surprise me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAsFat
    Is it just me, or is there something wrong about hanging a Shimano gruppo on an Italian frame? They should change their name to Fred-Mart.
    I don't think that frame is really Italian, Corsa is the word "carbon" translated into Taiwanese.

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