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Old 09-22-08, 04:17 PM
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No More De Rosa for Rock Racing?

Looks like Rock Racing will be going with Fuji for next season:

According to Cycling News this bike is selling for $18,000!!


They did ride the new Fuji time trial bike at the ToM this year, Dr. Pete should recognize that rear wheel!
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Old 09-22-08, 05:39 PM
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August called and said, "you're late"...

RR's deal wan't even with DeRosa, it was with Trialtir, the importer. They could barely deliver enough bikes for the team as it was...

RR will be on Fuji next year...
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I have to admit that new Fuji TT bike is pretty [email protected] hot.
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I have a couple more pictures of the Fuji on my Flickr account as well as pics from the TOM TT.
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Originally Posted by damocles1 View Post
Trialtir, the importer. They could barely deliver enough bikes for the team as it was...
I heard a slightly different version of the story, from a well known industry guy in TX, as I was standing in his warehouse looking at all the RR-painted DeRosa frames hanging overhead.

Seems there was some sort of "misunderstanding" with Mr. Ball, and the poor folks at Trialtir didn't get certain things in writing that they really should have.
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I heard RR is going with Motobecane from Bikes Direct.
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
I heard a slightly different version of the story, from a well known industry guy in TX, as I was standing in his warehouse looking at all the RR-painted DeRosa frames hanging overhead.

Seems there was some sort of "misunderstanding" with Mr. Ball, and the poor folks at Trialtir didn't get certain things in writing that they really should have.
I heard it from an 'insider' at RR, hence the difference in stories...
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I heard RR is going with Motobecane from Bikes Direct.
Wow...I'm surprised Tyler Hamilton hasn't signed up for a BF account and posted a 'review' of his Le Champion for his first post. Isn't that in their contract?
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
I heard a slightly different version of the story, from a well known industry guy in TX, as I was standing in his warehouse looking at all the RR-painted DeRosa frames hanging overhead.

Seems there was some sort of "misunderstanding" with Mr. Ball, and the poor folks at Trialtir didn't get certain things in writing that they really should have.
A misunderstanding with Michael Ball? the hell you say...
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