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leakysieve 02-05-09 03:13 PM

Cycling Models, WTF?
 
I was just looking through a cycling magazine and i noticed something funny. Al of the models in the ads riding bikes, are obviously not cyclists. Their postures are all funny, and many of them look tense and out of their element. Why would companies want to do this, its saying "Ride this bike, its uncomfortable and scary as hell!" Is it really that hard to find real cyclists?

CbadRider 02-05-09 03:18 PM

The real cyclists might not be as pretty as the models the ad agencies want to use.

dstrong 02-05-09 03:20 PM

Maybe it's hard to find cyclists that are models. Or models that are cyclists. Sounds like an opportunity for Pcad.

Pi}{ie 02-05-09 03:30 PM

I've had a lot of offers to model. I considered at one point doing artistic nudes for paintings etc, but chose not to. If anyone wants to pay me to model clothed on a bike I'd more than happily take part :).

urbanknight 02-05-09 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Pi}{ie (Post 8312065)
I've had a lot of offers to model. I considered at one point doing artistic nudes for paintings etc, but chose not to. If anyone wants to pay me to model clothed on a bike I'd more than happily take part :).

pics for proof :D

127.0.0.1 02-05-09 03:34 PM

in RBA all the cyclists on the bikes that RBA takes pictures of are top notch athletes

in the ads, I bet you more of them can kick serious arse than you think

Pi}{ie 02-05-09 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by urbanknight (Post 8312083)
pics for proof :D

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...ngtracksbk.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...hbibshorts.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...xie/party1.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17.../xmasparty.jpg

Sprocket Man 02-05-09 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by Pi}{ie (Post 8312105)

:lol::lol::lol:You look absolutely crazy in this picture.

Pi}{ie 02-05-09 03:45 PM


Originally Posted by Sprocket Man (Post 8312145)
:lol::lol::lol:You look absolutely crazy in this picture.

That is what boredom leads to. My friend who was prepping his bike for sale left me to my own devices for 5 minutes. I found his spanky new size large bib shorts and come wandering back out with them on. He needless to say laughed hysterically. He then asked me to promptly change before said person we were going to sell the bike to showed up. Personally I think it would have added some Oompf to the sale, but who am I to know.

save10 02-05-09 03:46 PM

liz hatch....see previous threads

kwrides 02-05-09 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 (Post 8312096)
in RBA all the cyclists on the bikes that RBA takes pictures of are top notch athletes

in the ads, I bet you more of them can kick serious arse than you think

Even PCAD?

botto 02-05-09 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by leakysieve (Post 8311943)
I was just looking through a cycling magazine and i noticed something funny. Al of the models in the ads riding bikes, are obviously not cyclists. Their postures are all funny, and many of them look tense and out of their element. Why would companies want to do this, its saying "Ride this bike, its uncomfortable and scary as hell!" Is it really that hard to find real cyclists?

you must be new here.

kwrides 02-05-09 03:56 PM

So you think this:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...ndleton500.jpg



will outsell this:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/j...cal-Poster.jpg

wanders 02-05-09 03:56 PM

I was expecting to see the Tammy pic by now.

wfrogge 02-05-09 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by wanders (Post 8312223)
I was expecting to see the Tammy pic by now.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/125/3...04c0c0494e.jpg

frpax 02-05-09 04:20 PM

I absolutely LOVE that Pearl Izumi ad. :love: :love: :love: :twitchy:

Pi}{ie 02-05-09 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by wfrogge (Post 8312333)

That woman wannabee on steroids scares the **** out of me, TAKE IT DOWN.

artichoke 02-05-09 04:23 PM

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...verademilo.jpg

RacerOne 02-05-09 04:24 PM

Funny, I don't remember the PI ad being quite so anatomically correct in my latest Bicycling magazine.. Maybe it's censored for us kiddies that read it.

wfrogge 02-05-09 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by RacerOne (Post 8312368)
Funny, I don't remember the PI ad being quite so anatomically correct in my latest Bicycling magazine.. Maybe it's censored for us kiddies that read it.

They got rid of the nips.... Velonews is full on PG-13 still

BarracksSi 02-05-09 04:47 PM

Any bigger pics of that Pearl Izumi ad?

Wait... what was the point of this thread...?

:D

subframe 02-05-09 04:53 PM


Originally Posted by kwrides (Post 8312218)

I'm fairly certain that nothing will ever outsell that :lol:

K&K_Dad 02-05-09 05:42 PM

When I first saw that PI ad I thought, "There is no way she's a cyclist", and then I looked again. It's not gonna get me to buy anything but I definitely looked.

urbanknight 02-05-09 07:10 PM

Heh Pi}{ie I didn't actually expect you to post pics, but I think Performance should pay you for modelling their bibs!

youcoming 02-05-09 07:41 PM

Another thing why is it everyone in a magazine is out of the saddle all the time.


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