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Any reason why Armstrong doesn't have his own signature line of bikes with Trek?

Old 09-06-09, 10:28 PM
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Any reason why Armstrong doesn't have his own signature line of bikes with Trek?

Just curious as to the reasons why he doesn't, given his overwhelming popularity as a cyclist/champion amongst the general public.

I am glad though that they're not spinning off $500 entry-level Armstrong-branded bikes - yet.
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because he sells all of their line without identifying with a single bike
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because he sells all of their line without identifying with a single bike


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lance "wrote": its not about the bike
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The real reason why Armstrong doesn't have his own signature line of bikes is because he is an a**hole.
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Originally Posted by bellweatherman
The real reason why Armstrong doesn't have his own signature line of bikes is because he is an a**hole.
projecting again, i see.
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I guess people who would buy a "Lance Armstrong" bike because there's a "Lance Armstrong" decal on the Trek frame are buying Trek bikes already anyway.
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He named the Madone after one of his favorite climbs... does that count as a "signature" bike?
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Originally Posted by frpax
He named the Madone after one of his favorite climbs... does that count as a "signature" bike?
sure.
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Originally Posted by fogrider
lance "wrote": its not about the bike
He also spent more time in the wind tunnel and with the Trek people looking for the best/lightest/fastest equipment, which he called "the **** that kills."
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Because he doesn't want to be like Greg Lemond?
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Originally Posted by Hot Potato
Because he doesn't want to be like Greg Lemond?
believe it or not, lemond was not the first cyclist to have a 'signature line' of bikes.
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Lance has cycling and cancer. That's it.
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Originally Posted by dauphin
because he sells all of their line without identifying with a single bike
This is exactly it right here. If he sold his own line, sales personnel would have a much harder time convincing ignorant customers that Lance won the TDF 7 times on a Trek 1000.

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While I don't know for sure I'd imagine that Lance's marketing agreement with Trek is to sell Trek bikes. As pointed out above this works real well for Trek, avoids confusion and I'm sure Armstrong is well compensated.

While it is possible to criticize LeMond (not in this thread though) for some actions marketing bikes under his name is not one of them. As botto pointed out it's hardly unusual. Even a cursory knowledge of brand history will give you a few dozen such brands.
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In case you got into cycling after 1999:



and then again in 2003:

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is trek a good bike?
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of course it is a good bike. lance armstrong rides a trek.
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Originally Posted by cjump
of course it is a good bike. lance armstrong rides a trek.
but its not about the bike.
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Originally Posted by wils0nic
is trek a good bike?
no, definitely not.
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Trek is a great bike. They were rode to the team victory at the TDF and one and three on the podium. Astana has also won the Tour of CA and many other races this year so the bike is not in question. I ride a 6.9 Madone and it is the best I have ever ridden in 45 plus years of cycling.

You Lance bashers can switch to ARod or something.
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Originally Posted by wils0nic
is trek a good bike?
Trek is as good or better than any other brand out there. It is just that some people just aren't secure enough to ride one.
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Originally Posted by Ames
Trek is a great bike. They were rode to the team victory at the TDF and one and three on the podium. Astana has also won the Tour of CA and many other races this year so the bike is not in question. I ride a 6.9 Madone and it is the best I have ever ridden in 45 plus years of cycling.

You Lance bashers can switch to ARod or something.







Don't worry botto, I got this one.
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Trek bikes are great. I wish that I owned a Reynolds 531 Trek 720 touring bike. One of these days I will be too old to race, but I will still want to ride. Then I might become a tourist/randoneer. And the 720 was one of the greatest touring bikes ever made. I once saw one made into a fixie and I wanted to cry.
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They're average bikes. It really depends on what you're buying. At the entry level it's an Asian made frame with low-end components like everyone else.

At the high end, the frames/builds are unique.
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