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BD's New Gravity Vanquish: SS/FG Goes Off-Road!

Old 04-13-16, 07:35 AM
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Gravel =/= Off Road
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Old 04-13-16, 10:14 AM
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OT but which bike, all time, does anyone remember making this forum the most mad? Not anyone's bike in particular (as I've seen their seat or handlebars tilted wrong can), but just a model released by a manufacturer like this.

I don't know enough to understand it completely (Gatherthing I'm among their target misinformed demo for this thing), and enjoy reading & learning from the backlash.
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Old 04-13-16, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Lupine View Post
OT but which bike, all time, does anyone remember making this forum the most mad? Not anyone's bike in particular (as I've seen their seat or handlebars tilted wrong can), but just a model released by a manufacturer like this.

I don't know enough to understand it completely (Gatherthing I'm among their target misinformed demo for this thing), and enjoy reading & learning from the backlash.
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Old 04-13-16, 11:04 AM
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I actually prefer an ugly bike that will stand up to the rigors of hard riding.
Call me crazy but I prefer a good-looking bike that can do that.
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Old 04-13-16, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Lupine View Post
OT but which bike, all time, does anyone remember making this forum the most mad? Not anyone's bike in particular (as I've seen their seat or handlebars tilted wrong can), but just a model released by a manufacturer like this.

I don't know enough to understand it completely (Gatherthing I'm among their target misinformed demo for this thing), and enjoy reading & learning from the backlash.
I'm pretty sure the Thruster wins.
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Old 04-13-16, 12:23 PM
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Ah man & I learned that the other day, just forgot. But yeah that is another one.


thruster
I can see that, a ton of threads came up from a quick search.
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Old 04-13-16, 10:11 PM
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You know, I've been thinking about this bike today, and exactly what makes it so awful. It's not just that it's ugly, or unsuitable for it's intended purpose. It's not even that the attention to detail is so poor they routed exposed brake cable under the (curved) top tube of a supposedly CX/Gravel oriented bike.

What makes this bike awful is that the entire thing is made out of a seemingly random selection of parts which don't match in aesthetics, or in function. It looks like the result of someone finding a disc SS frame in a dumpster and deciding that the absolute best way of turning it into a complete bike is to go eeny-meenie-miney-mo in the ebay bike parts section. At the very least, components were selected on the basis that they can fit together, but without stopping to ask if they should.

I think it might actually be the least tasteful thing I've ever seen BD pitch on here. Just put some discs on the Kilo WT you dumbasses.

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Old 04-13-16, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Cute Boy Horse View Post
You know, I've been thinking about this bike today, and exactly what makes it so awful. It's not just that it's ugly, or unsuitable for it's intended purpose. It's not even that the attention to detail is so poor they routed exposed brake cable under the (curved) top tube of a supposedly CX/Gravel oriented bike.

What makes this bike awful is that the entire thing is made out of a seemingly random selection of parts which don't match in aesthetics, or in function. It looks like the result of someone finding a disc SS frame in a dumpster and deciding that the absolute best way of turning it into a complete bike is to go eeny-meenie-miney-mo in the ebay bike parts section. At the very least, components were selected on the basis that they can fit together, but without stopping to ask if they should.

I think it might actually be the least tasteful thing I've ever seen BD pitch on here. Just put some discs on the Kilo WT you dumbasses.
A Disc Braked Kilo or a Kilo with Cantis would not be so horrid. Pound Sign: Disc Brake Kilo
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Old 04-13-16, 11:38 PM
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It looks like the result of someone finding a disc SS frame in a dumpster and deciding that the absolute best way of turning it into a complete bike is to go eeny-meenie-miney-mo in the ebay bike parts section.
I think this is a pretty accurate interpretation of BD's business plan.
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Old 04-14-16, 07:24 AM
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How many bikes direct bikes have you bought?
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How many bikes direct bikes have you bought?
That hashtag was meant for all you bd haters, not me. I my bd bikes.
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Old 04-14-16, 10:15 AM
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I think the frame itself isn't a bad concept, yeah, the parts selection is crap.
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Old 04-14-16, 01:28 PM
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I think the frame itself isn't a bad concept, yeah, the parts selection is crap.
At the price point, there's money left over to upgrade the parts to create a sweet SS/FG rig. Nice frame but to get the low price some compromises were made. Anyway, I never leave a bike stock.
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Old 04-14-16, 02:38 PM
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Can I pick that up at Walmart?
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Nice frame? Let's not get carried away.
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At the price point, there's money left over to upgrade the parts to create a sweet SS/FG rig. Nice frame but to get the low price some compromises were made. Anyway, I never leave a bike stock.
You know what would be even better at this price point? Not paying for an entire bike if you only want the frame.

Not that anyone would want this frame. #KiloWT
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Honestly it's just the saddle bars and stem that look like ****. Slam some compacts on it and put a less walmarty saddle on it and it would be fine.
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That's very generous.
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Old 04-15-16, 02:11 PM
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Not even, looks like a Crux.
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It looks like pengy.
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It looks like pengy.
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What happened to the Fantom Cross Uno?
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What happened to the Fantom Cross Uno?
Good question. That's why I noticed this new bike in BD's SS lineup.

With the gravel road/adventure bike craze, I'm not surprised they cashed in on a budget model for folks who don't have a lot of money to spend on a bike to try out.
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