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Ugliest Team Bike ever - Fuji Geox

Old 01-30-11, 06:45 PM
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Ugliest Team Bike ever - Fuji Geox

I threw up in my mouth a bit when I saw this.

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Old 01-30-11, 07:00 PM
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I agree . . . that's downright ugly.
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Old 01-30-11, 07:28 PM
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I am a Fuji guy and I still don't care much for that. With that said, I would still ride it any day of the week.
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Old 01-30-11, 07:33 PM
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i almost like it because it is so ugly
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Old 01-30-11, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
i almost like it because it is so ugly
I agree! IN fact as a team bike it's pretty amazing; certainly stands out in the pack! I'll take one please.
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Old 01-30-11, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
i almost like it because it is so ugly
Yeah. I think it's so over the top it kind of works. With the right kit the team could be a sight to behold.
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Old 01-30-11, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorMantra View Post
Yeah. I think it's so over the top it kind of works. With the right kit the team could be a sight to behold.
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Old 01-30-11, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mcjimbosandwich View Post
Took the words right out of my mouth.

I used to train in a full mapei kit. I used to be fast too. heh. One of the teammates (four? of us trained in mapei kits) said that he liked the kit because, frankly, "You gotta go fast if you're wearing a clown suit".

I like that bike. I think they need yellow decals for the wheels. But I like that bike.
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Old 01-30-11, 08:36 PM
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It's not that bad.
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Old 01-30-11, 09:35 PM
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Wow, look at the seatpost length and the drop. What giraffe is riding this bike?
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Old 01-30-11, 09:39 PM
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I guess if someone's paying me to ride it all year I'd probably learn to like it.
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Old 01-30-11, 10:03 PM
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The graphics on most (not all) road bikes are pretty atrocious to me...include my Tarmac. I wish someone with some insight into the process would shed some light on this part of the process.
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Old 01-30-11, 10:14 PM
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sponsors will love it, very visible
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Old 01-30-11, 10:38 PM
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It's a Fuji Altamira, not a Fuji Geox. It's an ugly color scheme for the Geox-TMC team, yes, but the bike is fine. The photographer taking that shot with the sand/footprint texture in the background was out of his/her mind. A shallower DoF and a lower camera would have helped immensely. Probably just couldn't think straight with the twisted brain after looking at those colors.

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Reminds me of a triathlon bike from the 80s. I don't know if that's good or bad though.
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Old 01-31-11, 12:08 AM
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I like it.

Tape and saddle should match though.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
I like it.

Tape and saddle should match though.
the last two bikes i built i matched the saddle, hoods, and cable housing. in some situations i think it looks better than a matched saddle and bar tape.


the above bike has so much going on matching wouldnt manner. if it were given to me i would change the hoods and cable housing to red. if it's going to be obnoxious, make it obnoxious
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Old 01-31-11, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
It's a Fuji Altamira, not a Fuji Geox. It's an ugly color scheme for the Geox-TMC team, yes, but the bike is fine. The photographer taking that shot with the sand/footprint texture in the background was out of his/her mind. A shallower DoF and a lower camera would have helped immensely. Probably just couldn't think straight with the twisted brain after looking at those colors.
Incidence angle of the light source is pretty wack too. I think almost all carbon bikes are absolutely hideous. I applaud Fuji and Look for turning it up to 11.
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Old 01-31-11, 05:12 AM
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The Gold chain gives it a unique accent. Turn the lime green to gold and it might look half way normal.
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Old 01-31-11, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Incidence angle of the light source is pretty wack too. I think almost all carbon bikes are absolutely hideous. I applaud Fuji and Look for turning it up to 11.
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Old 01-31-11, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
shot with the sand/footprint texture in the background
I'm sure they carefully placed the tire tracks in the sand to gently lead the viewer's eye toward the subject. Or maybe away from it.

And the oil tanks in the distant background offer an industrial park undertone which totally fits with where this bike will be raced by the Cat-4 Masters.
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Old 01-31-11, 10:59 AM
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not as ugly as the radioshack madones

like.. the only real catastrophe there is the wheels, and if they got some custom decals for the wheels theyd be fine.

the RS treks are just a total disaster.
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I'd hit it.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
The graphics on most (not all) road bikes are pretty atrocious to me...include my Tarmac. I wish someone with some insight into the process would shed some light on this part of the process.

Cycling seems to have gone the way of skiing/snowboarding gear and fashion. The more mish mash of colors and designs.....the cooler it is.
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