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BMC bashing thread

Old 07-23-06, 03:07 PM
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BMC bashing thread

This is why I'll never buy a BMC:

- a tour winner rode one
- crosslock skeleton? WTF? I'm no WWF steroid-monger! (Also some in our sport aren't that far...)
- the Landis factor pushes the price up twofold. I mean come on, their entry level frame is friggin' $725!!!
- I don't want to be like everyone else, I mean like, 1 in every 200 bikes on the road is a BMC! God, can't people have any creativity?


I mean, honestly, why get this


When you can have this, which is clearly dripping with more emotion, lust & sex:
Get back to making watches to time my awesome scorching Trek, Swissies!


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Old 07-23-06, 03:10 PM
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My smiley faces didn't work, oh well, very funny anyways PR

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Old 07-23-06, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
This is why I'll never buy a BMC:

- a tour winner rode one
- crosslock skeleton? WTF? I'm no WWF steroid-monger! (Also some in our sport aren't that far...)
- the Landis factor pushes the price up twofold. I mean come on, their entry level frame is friggin' $725!!!
- I don't want to be like everyone else, I mean like, 1 in every 200 bikes on the road is a BMC! God, can't people have any creativity?


I mean, honestly, why get this


When you can have this, which is clearly dripping with more emotion, lust & sex:
Get back to making watches to time my awesome scorching Trek, Swissies!


You gotta be kidding me. Trek is like the Toyota Camry of cycling...well-made, affordable, sheep-like following, but so friggin' generic.
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
You gotta be kidding me. Trek is like the Toyota Camry of cycling...well-made, affordable, sheep-like following, but so friggin' generic.
Let me guess: If it were named Le' Trek, or Trekorino, then it would be ok with you?
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Old 07-23-06, 03:36 PM
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Oh, I by the way, if you haven't noticed, I don't like Treks- but that doesn't stop me from wanting a free one!
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Old 07-23-06, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
You gotta be kidding me. Trek is like the Toyota Camry of cycling...well-made, affordable, sheep-like following, but so friggin' generic.
Exactly the perception that made the joke funny...
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Old 07-23-06, 03:56 PM
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Cuz that hole in the seatpost reminds me of swiss cheese and I am lactose intolerant
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All of those Cervelo commercials during the TdF coverage have done a job on me. I've become aware of all these Cervelo's on the road when prior I hardly noticed them at all. Can it be that I'm seeing alot of filthy rich ocp impulse buyers who just ran out and got one?

Edit sorry I'm not BMC bashing as the thread title dictates ...eh, BMC sucks! Ok?
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
You gotta be kidding me. Trek is like the Toyota Camry of cycling...well-made, affordable, sheep-like following, but so friggin' generic.
You gotta be kidding me if you thought the OP was serious.
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Originally Posted by EGreen
All of those Cervelo commercials during the TdF coverage have done a job on me. I've become aware of all these Cervelo's on the road when prior I hardly noticed them at all. Can it be that I'm seeing alot of filthy rich ocp impulse buyers who just ran out and got one?

Edit sorry I'm not BMC bashing as the thread title dictates ...eh, BMC sucks! Ok?
Cervelo makes a pretty sweet bike.

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Old 07-23-06, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
You gotta be kidding me. Trek is like the Toyota Camry of cycling...well-made, affordable, sheep-like following, but so friggin' generic.
Out of curiosity, how many miles have you logged on a Trek, and which particular one?
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ok, I think the BMC is a sexy bike, and I loved it till I test rode one. Its very stiff, harsh ride, the acceleration wasn't all that noticable, and for the price of the bike I test rode (5999) i would pay a little more for a custom seven.

The frames are DEAD sexy though, but the price is too high, and that price point you can get a custom made bike. I don't know what I expected, but overall I was not "wowed" and for $6000 you should be. right??
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Well I've logged about 10,000 on my 06 Madone 5.2 Team bike and have to say that it is by far one of the best made bikes I have ridden. And I've ridden lots of bikes.
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Oh, I test rode a Pro Machine, say 3 months ago... just for those thinking of getting one, maybe it was an old model?
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For $6,000 the bike better have an f'n 2 cylinder
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Originally Posted by grahny
For $6,000 the bike better have an f'n 2 cylinder
Legs are roughly cylinderical.
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Originally Posted by Sincitycycler
You gotta be kidding me. Trek is like the Toyota Camry of cycling...well-made, affordable, sheep-like following, but so friggin' generic.
If this is a Toyota Camry, I'll have a couple.

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Another reason would be cause it has a triple.
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
I'll never buy a BMC:


So tell us what model Huffy you ride...
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Originally Posted by cabinet2621
ok, I think the BMC is a sexy bike, and I loved it till I test rode one. Its very stiff, harsh ride, the acceleration wasn't all that noticable, and for the price of the bike I test rode (5999) i would pay a little more for a custom seven.

The frames are DEAD sexy though, but the price is too high, and that price point you can get a custom made bike. I don't know what I expected, but overall I was not "wowed" and for $6000 you should be. right??
Uh... the high-end BMC's are actually designed for RACING. As a result, they will tend to be "stiff" and "harsh" by comparison. The Trek Madone SSLx, for example, was too stiff for anyone on the planet, most of the Disco team included, except for LA.

To say that you wouldn't buy a race bike because the ride is stiff is kinda like saying that you wouldn't buy a Ferrari because it doesn't have enough trunk space.

But I think my pro-BMC slant has been made known on other threads. I love them and would love to have a Pro Machine at some point. I think the CNT carbon fiber is a major evolutionary step, and the build quality combined with the ride (Pro machine actually a little more supple than the Team) and extreme cool factor make me want one.

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Its all marketing, Trek took full marketing benefit and exposure via Lance
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Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
Out of curiosity, how many miles have you logged on a Trek, and which particular one?
He doesn't have a Trek... he had a LeMond. Who owns LeMond again?
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Originally Posted by bbp
Another reason would be cause it has a triple.
How else do you sell to the OCP crowd? Seriously I wonder how many more BMC's I'll see on the road. In my area $5k+ bikes are a dime a dozen so the cost won't hold people back.
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Originally Posted by PrfectHair4ever
Cervelo makes a pretty sweet bike.
If I see another Soloist carbon on here I'm gonna baaaarrrfffff!
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
This is why I'll never buy a BMC...
This is why I'll never buy a BMC:
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