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    Giant Bowery?

    My LBS today said that Giant's contribution to the ss/fixie craze will be coming out in two weeks.
    I believe it's called the Bowery, and is set up similar to the Langster - freewheel, 2 brakes - but that is also comes with fixed cog and lockring on the flip side of the hub.

    Anyone have any specs?
    Pictures?
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    giant does and has for some time made a track frame, they just don't do a lot of marketing for it.

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    here's a link http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/035....asp?range=250

    check out the omnium

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    Yep, they have TCR level track frames in the UK: http://www.giant-bicycle.com/uk/030....sp?model=10322

    They are supposed to bring out a carbon track frame this year also..though not in the US.

    EDIT: Beat me to the punch!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by primitivengine
    giant does and has for some time made a track frame, they just don't do a lot of marketing for it.
    It says "first ever track frame set."
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    that doesn't look too terribly bad. i wouldn't ride it around town, though. hell no.

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    That seems pretty high-end.
    My LBS made it out to be an entry level bike, a la the Langster.
    And he called it the Bowery.
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    probably something new, then. probably not out yet, no pics...hmm. giant's decent. but i'm not a fan of the langster...i mean...2 brakes? freewheel? what?

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    I'm not a fan of the Langster either, but am always curious to new frame options.
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    yeah, no doubt. i'll say that i'm interested to see how it turns out as well.

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    yea, gokiburi saw the Giant Track frameset when he was in Japan.
    It was all decked out in suberbe stuff.
    It looks a lot cooler in Yellow.
    If only it was avalible in america.




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    i've never understood the sloping top tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel
    i've never understood the sloping top tubes.
    less material- less weight...

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    ... stiffer frame as well. Stiffer out of the saddle, I dunno if the long post can flex when you're seated. It's still ugly on a road/track bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det
    yea, gokiburi saw the Giant Track frameset when he was in Japan.
    It was all decked out in suberbe stuff.
    It looks a lot cooler in Yellow.
    If only it was avalible in america.




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    that looks road bike to me...locked next to a track bike.
    Giant track bike's been available in UK for a while, lots of trackies use them, and know a courier who rides it as well.

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    Here's a link to the Bowery on Giant's site...probably came up in the last couple of days:

    http://www.giantbicycles.com/us/030....sp?model=11345

    Looks kinda meh (and I'm a fan of Giant)...

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    huh...the sloping TT looks weird, but i guess if it's lighter and stiffer..but i wonder by how much?

    huh, well at least i know now. someday maybe i'll want a kickass racing bike and won't care about aesthetics, but for now they're both things i take into consideration. sort of. i mean, my bike's not purty, but some paint and new tape and tires....yeah.

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    "Built for the professional messenger, the Bowery is Giant's ultra-refined, single speed city bike."


    Suuuuuuure. How many messengers did it take for Giant to roll production on a courier-specific line? A few thousand? They're all buying Giants. Definitely.

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    well, they did say "the professional messenger". singular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trespasser
    that looks road bike to me...locked next to a track bike.
    Giant track bike's been available in UK for a while, lots of trackies use them, and know a courier who rides it as well.
    I know that messenger too...


    I don't like big aluminium tubes, but that bike is nice... and light (i think less than 6kg)

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    What do you get when you cross a Pista and a Langster?
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    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    the geometry on that...

    anyhow, in the first pic, the bike actually looked sort of nice. doesn't look at all like the one in the second pic, though.

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    ow!

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    Those two bikes aren't nearly the same, are they? The one the guy is holding up doesn't have a dramatically sloping top tube and has a weird angled seattube. That one looks nice, but the chrome... Ouch.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
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    i think the first picture is the track bike, not the bowery

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