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Cycling Models, WTF?

Old 02-05-09, 03:13 PM
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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?
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The real cyclists might not be as pretty as the models the ad agencies want to use.
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Maybe it's hard to find cyclists that are models. Or models that are cyclists. Sounds like an opportunity for Pcad.
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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 .
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Originally Posted by Pi**{ie View Post
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
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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
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You look absolutely crazy in this picture.
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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.

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liz hatch....see previous threads
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Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
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?
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Originally Posted by leakysieve View Post
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.
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So you think this:




will outsell this:
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I was expecting to see the Tammy pic by now.
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I was expecting to see the Tammy pic by now.
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I absolutely LOVE that Pearl Izumi ad.
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That woman wannabee on steroids scares the **** out of me, TAKE IT DOWN.
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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.
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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
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Any bigger pics of that Pearl Izumi ad?

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

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I'm fairly certain that nothing will ever outsell that
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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.
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Heh Pi**{ie I didn't actually expect you to post pics, but I think Performance should pay you for modelling their bibs!
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Another thing why is it everyone in a magazine is out of the saddle all the time.
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