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    Just when you thought they couldn't get any uglier....

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...l_team7900.htm

    Seriously, wtf were they thinking?

    Maybe it'll be in a movie called "Fast and the Fredious"

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    "Team Orange"?
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    They were thinking "let's sell a full CF bike, with top end components at a ridiculously low price for what you'll find in stores. And let's make it orange."
    I was laying in bed staring at the stars wondering where the heck is my ceiling?

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    I'll buy it and part it out.

    $2700 for the bike.

    CC has the whole 7900 line for $2600. I sell it for $2500 eBay or CL on and the frame for $500 and I just made $300.

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    Yeah, I don't really see an awful lot wrong with that bike. Steer tube's a bit long, and level TT looks kind of dated for a carbon bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20 View Post
    I'll buy it and part it out.

    $2700 for the bike.

    CC has the whole 7900 line for $2600. I sell it for $2500 eBay or CL on and the frame for $500 and I just made $300.

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    Oh yes, it's not a bad deal by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacoKierkegaard View Post
    Yeah, I don't really see an awful lot wrong with that bike. Steer tube's a bit long, and level TT looks kind of dated?
    Well, maybe it's just me, but the color combined with the design of that frame just looks bad. But eh, I could probably get over it if someone gave me one.

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    I'm not exactly in love with the color either, but on the other hand I don't really find it repulsive. Still a hell of a deal for a carbon bike equipped like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eminefes View Post
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...l_team7900.htm

    Seriously, wtf were they thinking?

    Maybe it'll be in a movie called "Fast and the Fredious"
    I think that's a pretty good price for DA7900 and Mavic Ksyrium Elites...looks nice too.

    Not saying that those are great wheels (which they are), but most of the bikes that come with them are priced much higher without the newest of the new.

    Quote Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20 View Post
    I'll buy it and part it out.

    $2700 for the bike.

    CC has the whole 7900 line for $2600. I sell it for $2500 eBay or CL on and the frame for $500 and I just made $300.

    Repeat.
    Don't forget the wheels. You could undersell those and still make good profit.
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    It's actually a pretty plain frame, only with a bright color. I think a logo-plastered LOOK or Cervelo is much more "Fast and the Furious."

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    Ha, I think it's bad ass. But it's a BD bike, so BF will hate on it. It's kinda traditional it seems.
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    Serious?? All you Picassos out there with those garish bikes you love soooooo much because......they're a name brand!! Yet you ridicule a value like that because it's orange?? Frankly, the orange makes me puke but, all Dura Ace with Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels a Ritchey PRO Carbonfiber seat post and Vittoria Rubino PRO tires for $2800 and you're making fun of it??....Uuuuuu, how pretentious we are.

    Ever been to a Taiwanese CFRP factory?? Good, because you'll get sick when you realize your beloved Trek/Spec/C'dale, etc is made in the same place, by the same technicians as this frame you ridicule.....eeeeeeeeesh. Do you really think they build a second class factory just for these bikes? Do you really think that?? Think again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondaycurse View Post
    It's actually a pretty plain frame, only with a bright color. I think a logo-plastered LOOK or Cervelo is much more "Fast and the Furious."




    You might be onto something there....

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    But... but... those bikes are so much more expensive, it HAS to be the name brand fairy dust they have sprinkled on them. Drops 5 pounds and reduces rolling resistance by 30%.

    Duhhhh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runway1 View Post
    Serious?? All you Picassos out there with those garish bikes you love soooooo much because......they're a name brand!! Yet you ridicule a value like that because it's orange?? Frankly, the orange makes me puke but, all Dura Ace with Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels a Ritchey PRO Carbonfiber seat post and Vittoria Rubino PRO tires for $2800 and you're making fun of it??....Uuuuuu, how pretentious we are.

    Ever been to a Taiwanese CFRP factory?? Good, because you'll get sick when you realize your beloved Trek/Spec/C'dale, etc is made in the same place, by the same technicians as this frame you ridicule.....eeeeeeeeesh. Do you really think they build a second class factory just for these bikes? Do you really think that?? Think again.
    Yeah, I'm really ridiculing the value by saying it's ugly but not a bad deal by any means.

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    The point of this thread is, out of all the colors they could have chosen, they chose bright orange. It would look much better in a different color....like pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eminefes View Post
    The point of this thread is, out of all the colors they could have chosen, they chose bright orange. It would look much better in a different color....like pink.
    Yes, but if they did that, then you wouldn't have pointed it out by starting a new thread here on BF, which in turn illicited a variety of responses, thereby increasing the interest in BD, resulting in more sales. And people say their marketing is suspect. It's actual quite brilliant.
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    You know, a little investment in graphic design could go a long way for BD.
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    But it's a $6000 bike for only $2800!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Rhee View Post
    You know, a little investment in graphic design could go a long way for BD.
    Taking this bike and this bike only as an example... (as a working graphic designer) you're more likely to end up with the BD design than the Spec design posted above from a professional designer. Simpler, matches the form of the bike better, and a unique color palette.

    The Specialized bike looks like the graphics were laid out by a freshman design student that just figured out that Photoshop has filters (snobby designer joke).
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    A bit more yellow and it would be Big Orange.
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    ^^Some lens flare would really do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycho View Post
    ^^Some lens flare would really do the trick.
    I'm more of a solarize with a drop shadow fan, really brings out the 'essence' of a photo. Jesus I'm a nerd.
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    Skye Road Racing (Turbo style)

    Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaladShooter View Post
    Taking this bike and this bike only as an example... (as a working graphic designer) you're more likely to end up with the BD design than the Spec design posted above from a professional designer. Simpler, matches the form of the bike better, and a unique color palette.

    The Specialized bike looks like the graphics were laid out by a freshman design student that just figured out that Photoshop has filters (snobby designer joke).
    Admit it: You would totally rock this. Just $2799 (List 5995)!




    But seriously, you really think that a decent graphic designer with any sense of taste couldn't do better than a solid color and this logo?

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