Make those prices 300 and 500 and then you'd have something. But at 600 and 800 I dont see the market being huge for these.
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globe is the city/pedestrian brand of specialized, so this is pretty fitting.
and that bike looks waaay nicer than most 600 dollar bikes i've seen. i definitely wouldn't ride a ghost bike though. too hard to keep clean.
That bike shown may be their $800 model for all we know. If it has a frame with higher quality material than 4130 maybe they could have something but I'm thinking this is going to be aluminum to make the steel langster their top of the line frame.
That handlebar/stem thing is odd, wonder if they make different sizes of them?
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Interesting.Garrett Chow is a member of the world-famous Mash SF Crew and the creative director of the just-launched Globe Bikes.
God all white bikes look stupid.
And from the flickr page.
I like how people refer to Mash as if they invented the fixed gear.We don't think bikes should leave a shop without brakes. That's reckless and irresponsible, in our opinion. Few cyclist posses the skills that MASH SF does.
People have been riding brakeless fixed gears on the street long before the Mash kids were even born.
looks like a ghost bike... is that on purpose? ... riding a ghost bike? sacrilege?
i do like the break on this one:
the sevens make an M... get it?
specializeds marketing is second to none. id like to see how far this brand goes.
i don't think i like the idea of intergrated handlebars and stem, but i like the idea of the internal clamp on it.
also, it is the $800 one.
Ghost bike? The bike is blue for goodness sake.
It's none of my business what other people think of me.
I dig that white.
if you go through that flickr page you can see how this bike is being marketed as a complete bike so everyone can ride just like the MASH guys without having to put the miles or the experience. They put more emphasis on the design of the bike than actual purpose. The frame is Reynolds 520, whoo-dee-$hit! My Kilo is 520 and came with all the crap they're talking about as upgrades for the $800 price! I can't wait to see these in person at my LBS, I doubt they'll sell as well as they're hoping.
whatever, I like this bike a lot
If I rode my track bike on the street more than on the track I'd sell my s-works to buy this
props to a major manufacturer finally hitting the nail on the head with a legit off the peg fixed gear
it's just another off the peg already 'custom' so you don't have to know a god damn thing about your bike when you buy it mass market bike filling in an already over crowded swimming pool piece of crap.
build up your own damn bike.
price point: The retail price of a product, usually when viewed as one of a series of possible competitive prices.
For the 520 frame, those rims, the colour matching, the one piece stem/bar $800 is not that far above and beyond what one could expect to pay. Some people cannot be bothered to build a bike up part by part so don't hate. People on these forums tend to compare every bike with the cheapest possible price out there. The value of something is defined by what people are willing to pay for a product/service. I expect a lot of people will be willing to pay $800 for the bike shown.
Did I blink and everyone forgot that Reynolds 520 is just Reynolds branded 4130 chromo?
Not my cup of tea... especially an all white bike...
Those are for honoring dead cyclists. Seems like bad mojo to ride one.
A little expensive?
[Edit]... and obviously the target market is gonna be alot of first time fixed gear riders. I feel like it is incredibly irresponsible to sell these without a brake, but I am like that. Take your brake off if you want, but you cant take it off if it was never there. [/edit]
Last edited by jakerock; 06-17-09 at 11:07 PM.
I can dig it