Monday, July 5, 2010

destined to fail: favorbikes achilles

okay, let's backtrack here. if you have been reading this blog, you already know that i'm not a fan of taiwanese bikes and components. you may also recall that when favorbikes came out with their pursuit frame (spun), i was a skeptic- you cant, and shouldnt, cookie cutter frames like that. a few days ago this came to my attention:

(via caloriebikes)
crimped  chainstays, curved downtube and seat tube, integrated seat clamp, mid bb, integrated headset, 4130 chromo, wishbone seat stays, the list goes on and on and on... though the design is well thought out, i
cant get around one thing: the name. out of all the cool things you can name this, you name it after a legend with a dire weakness. now i want to know what that weakness is! it's good looking, but what's the weakness!? come on... see more here.


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