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Most logos on a bike

Old 04-08-11, 06:58 AM
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Most logos on a bike

I was bored for a few minutes and counted the logos on the Felt Z85 2011.
30 Felt logos!! Not including tyres and bar tape.
Is this a record? And I'm one who avoids logos and have never worn a team shirt in my life. Oh well the bike is nice.... Why do road bikes have to have so many spec numbers printed on the frame and wheels as well....when did that all start?

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Old 04-08-11, 08:59 AM
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Manufacturers have determined that buyers want their road bikes to look like pro racing bikes.

Manufacturers cover pro racing bikes with logos so that there is a better chance that spectators get a glimpse of them among the mass of legs and arms and bodies and other bikes during a race.

To make a road bike look like a pro racing bike they cover it with logos.

There you go, question answered.
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Old 04-08-11, 10:12 AM
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My BMW M5 has just the insigne ///M (amongst other things) appear more than 21 times throughout the car and due to the space available it is hardly intrusive. In a bike there is a constant battle between space and information that they need to put on.
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Old 04-08-11, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by JamieElenbaas View Post
Manufacturers have determined that buyers want their road bikes to look like pro racing bikes.

Manufacturers cover pro racing bikes with logos so that there is a better chance that spectators get a glimpse of them among the mass of legs and arms and bodies and other bikes during a race.

To make a road bike look like a pro racing bike they cover it with logos.

There you go, question answered.
Pretty much this.

And also, not even so much because they think people want their bikes to look like pro bikes but because manufacturers want their name out there. Be it under a pro racer or a Sunday rider.
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Old 04-08-11, 10:39 AM
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This is probably my biggest turn-off with most modern road bikes. Even on my Surly Pacer, I removed all the decals that came on it before putting any parts on it. I dont want to be a billboard.
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Old 04-08-11, 10:41 AM
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This is probably my biggest turn-off with most modern road bikes. Even on my Surly Pacer, I removed all the decals that came on it before putting any parts on it. I dont want to be a billboard.
+1. My Wilier even has the website on the chainstays!
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Old 04-08-11, 10:59 AM
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Get a bike from a small time manufacturer that probably puts removable decals.

Also, on a titanium bike you can remove the decals even if they are "unremovable".
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The one thing I don't like about my Z85 is all the logos...but that's pretty much standard for all non-custom bikes. If I could do it I would remove all logos exscept for the big one on the downtube. Even the stem spacers have Felt logos. Unfortunately all the logos are under the clearcoat and can not be removed.
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Old 04-08-11, 11:55 AM
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I have a Z85 and I don't think it's too egregious with the logos compared with other brands.

One reason I'm sure manufacturers put their name/logo all over the place is for ad photography. To get a good look at a bike in photos you need detail shots. They want you to know, when you're checking out the fork, derailleurs, chainstays, seatpost, etc. in ads, that you're looking at one of their bikes.
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Old 04-08-11, 12:02 PM
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I can see it for ads, but maybe I'm in the wrong forum, but I miss the days of a brand name on the seattube, a model name on the downtube or top tube, a headbadge and that's it. I like it simple.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
My BMW M5 has just the insigne ///M (amongst other things) appear more than 21 times throughout the car and due to the space available it is hardly intrusive. In a bike there is a constant battle between space and information that they need to put on.
As well it should, BMW M-series are by far my favorite cars.....next to mercedes of course

I feel like my CAAD does not have too many
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Old 04-08-11, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
My BMW M5 has just the insigne ///M (amongst other things) appear more than 21 times throughout the car and due to the space available it is hardly intrusive. In a bike there is a constant battle between space and information that they need to put on.
e60 or e39
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Old 04-08-11, 02:06 PM
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Threads like this are useless without pics



It may have a lot but doesn't stand out as such to me. Not to mention, you can never see both sides of the bike at once, so the total number matters less than what can be seen from one side.
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Old 04-08-11, 02:16 PM
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one of my madones got the logo on the underside of the downtube....

like 99.9% of my posts...useless info...
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That Felt is not bad at all.

Not this.
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Originally Posted by pallen View Post
That Felt is not bad at all.

Not this.
I wonder who their sponsor is
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I bought my wife a Spicer frame a couple years ago and they were nice enough to ship the decals off the bike so it was our option to advertise or not. She went with the small headtube logo and nothing else.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
My BMW M5 has just the insigne ///M (amongst other things) appear more than 21 times throughout the car and due to the space available it is hardly intrusive. In a bike there is a constant battle between space and information that they need to put on.
What is worse are people who put extra ///M badges on their cars...like there aren't enough on there already. My M3 has M/// crap all over the place. But the absolute WORST are the guys who put M///badges on their 325's and 318's.
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Originally Posted by pallen View Post
That Felt is not bad at all.

Not this.
Hideous.
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Same with the Speed Concept. The "Trek" twice on one tube is what kills me.

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Just paint your own and make it LOUD! IN PINK! That is.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
Same with the Speed Concept. The "Trek" twice on one tube is what kills me.

That's fine to be riding in a professional race. Completely tacky on the road.

So, if this is their "speed concept" does that mean all their other bikes are not built for speed?
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
My BMW M5 has just the insigne ///M (amongst other things) appear more than 21 times throughout the car and due to the space available it is hardly intrusive. In a bike there is a constant battle between space and information that they need to put on.
Good taste in cars...
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Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
Just paint your own and make it LOUD! IN PINK! That is.
Ouch! Please stop; you're hurting my eyes!
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
That's fine to be riding in a professional race. Completely tacky on the road.

So, if this is their "speed concept" does that mean all their other bikes are not built for speed?
I agree, same with the radioshack madone up there. At a pro race where brands and advertising are about half the atmosphere then this is totally fine, on the road, not so much.



I couldn't find a bigger pic lol
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