Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:47 am

BMW M carbon racer

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Shimano Ultegra, a very respectable 7.4kg for weight weenies :)

The spin is...sheer riding pleasure. Lol
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:00 pm

Methinks I'll wait for the A9X Torana...
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby JV911 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:27 am

Mulger bill wrote:Methinks I'll wait for the A9X Torana...


now THAT would be cool :mrgreen:
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:17 pm

Hi

Gizmag has posted on the latest BMW range which includes a cruise bike, touring bike, mountain bikes and of course a roadie.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby JV911 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:34 am

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby goneriding » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:40 am

Mulger bill wrote:Methinks I'll wait for the A9X Torana...


Will it come with a flair kit and fluffy dice? Would the rider have to roll a pack of Winnie Reds up in their sleeve? Mullet haircut?

It would also confuse the hell out of the boguns as they wouldn't know whether to love you or hate you.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Aushiker » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:40 am

Hi

And now we have the Specialized McLaren Vengo ...

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That is one bike that could get me off my Look :)

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby The Womble » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:24 am

goneriding wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Methinks I'll wait for the A9X Torana...


Will it come with a flair kit and fluffy dice? Would the rider have to roll a pack of Winnie Reds up in their sleeve? Mullet haircut?

It would also confuse the hell out of the boguns as they wouldn't know whether to love you or hate you.

It would need to run Sram so it sounds as loud as possible, and have at least one frame tube coated only with primer
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby JV911 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:36 am

Aushiker wrote:And now we have the Specialized McLaren Vengo


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby jules21 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:54 am

after all those dodgy badge engineered bikes, finally a bike that adds something of genuine novelty/value. that looks awesome.

mclaren are claiming a 23 watt saving at 45 km/h :shock:
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby zero » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:10 am

http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/mcla ... 1bxk0.html

Looks like the boss might be testing it for a few months :)
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:33 pm

From Mercedes-Benz a folding-bike way back in 2009

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:36 pm

And what MacGyver would ride if he was still around :shock:

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:38 pm

Audi and Renovo. Made out of hardwood.

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http://www.habitusliving.com/move/duo

With prices to match.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Peugeot's making a comeback. Range is affordable but bland.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby elStado » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:45 pm

CommuRider wrote:Audi and Renovo. Made out of hardwood.

http://www.audi-collection.com/Cycling


I love how they describe the bikes:
duo City - A cafe/leisure bike, urban explorer and all-weather commuter; the most approachable bike for casual cyclists. Features include an upright position for short distances, comfort and traffic vigilance; wide puncture-resistant 32mm tires; LED lights; fenders; rack; and Shimano Nexus 8-speed gear train.


duo Sport - A fitness, long-distance all-weather commuter, perfect for cyclists seeking long-distance comfort and safety. Features include drop bars for long distances; minimum fenders; medium width, puncture resistant 28mm tires for less rolling resistance; and Shimano Alfine 11-speed gear train.


Lol. It sounds like it was written for and by a person who has absolutely no idea about bicycles wrote this.. probably is the case!
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:45 pm

Mini has just announced a folding bike. Costs 499 euro. Weighs 11kg and can fold to fit in the boot of a Mini.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:57 pm

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It looks like a Dahon :|

http://www.torquenews.com/1057/mini-fol ... ly-commute

The 2011 Dahon Ios P8 without the rear disc brake

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby CommuRider » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:10 pm

VW ebike

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With most of the automobile companies realising that the dawn of electric vehicles is now upon us, the VW bik.e is just the latest addition to it's fleet of electric vehicles. The bik.e resembles a normal bike but without the pedals. It has a 12.5 mile range, a top speed of 12.5 mph, and most impressively, the bike can easily fold into a disc that fits in a car's spare tire compartment.


So technically it is a scooter. No pedals?
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby elStado » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:19 am

CommuRider wrote:VW ebike

So technically it is a scooter. No pedals?


Yeah, it's a mini electric scooter if it doesn't have pedals. But still interesting nonetheless, it's designed to be a secondary/ancillary/backup form of transport to be stored in the car.

Though it may potentially just be encouraging people to do even less exercise? I.e. you drive into town. Take out the bik.e and use that for your small trips instead of just walking around or riding into town int he first place.

It just reminds me of smug hybrid drivers who think they are saving the world because they drive a hybrid car.. it just doesn't work like that in real life. A car is a car. Saving some small amount on fuel consumption and emissions means nothing in the big picture.
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby leighthebee » Tue May 10, 2011 1:41 pm

I'm not a huge cruiser fan, but that is pretty cool.

Felt Bicycles, a maker of competition bikes, and our favorite Mustang tuner, Carroll Shelby, have collaborated on a custom cruiser bike that pays homage to the classic Shelby GT350. The Shelby Cruiser will be limited in production but available worldwide for a price of $999.


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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby zero » Tue May 10, 2011 2:18 pm

Dear photographer, please move your bicycle out of shot :)
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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 10, 2011 2:29 pm

leighthebee wrote:I'm not a huge cruiser fan, but that is pretty cool.
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Agree. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby VeloPug » Fri May 13, 2011 3:30 am

Literally the Cadillac of bicycles :wink:

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Re: Expensive carmarkers enter bike market

Postby Aushiker » Mon May 16, 2011 10:24 pm

Hi

Now Mercedes too

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