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    For anyone that is genuinely curious, it came out in 2013 to showcase carbon fiber tech when the Lexus LF-A came out, and had a price tag of $10,000 USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason124 View Post
    For anyone that is genuinely curious, it came out in 2013 to showcase carbon fiber tech when the Lexus LF-A came out, and had a price tag of $10,000 USD.
    That's a very fair price, since it comes already loaded with inertia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    That's a very fair price, since it comes already loaded with inertia.
    Or the buyer has plenty of dough. Presumably, he already has the car. Now he wants a matching bike. For exercise, you know. Ya wanna stay fit for driving the car. The bike probably handles like the car as described above.

    Remember Cadillac bicycles? Same schtick. One rule of marketing: never "borrow" an already famous marque of wealth and success and brand it on a damn bike. Bikes aren't cars by a long shot. The trick is fundamentally dishonest.

    To impress the guy with the Lexus and $10,000 cash, this bike should have an unpronounceable Italian name. With Campy of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    ....... One rule of marketing: never "borrow" an already famous marque of wealth and success and brand it on a damn bike. Bikes aren't cars by a long shot. The trick is fundamentally dishonest. ....
    Or, in a less 'exclusive' market, the infamous "GMC Denali" bicycle....
    I'm upping my standards;
    Up yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Or, in a less 'exclusive' market, the infamous "GMC Denali" bicycle....
    I'm sensing a pattern here... GM brands seem to love slapping its brand on bikes. There was/(is still?) a Hummer branded bike as well.

    I have a coworker who is a Lexus fanatic, asked him if he knew about the Lexus road bike, "of course! But I wasn't going to ride enough to justify it." He owns a 2009 Cannondale with 105.

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    So where's the toned down Toyota branded one, and the singlespeed Scion version?
    I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    That's a very fair price, since it comes already loaded with inertia.
    Yes! And when you consider how "balanced" it is, it starts to sound like a real bargain. I find with a badly-balanced bike that my face tends to rub on the pavement. Of course, I'd want to know whether that balance is lateral, lengthwise, or torsional.
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    who was the bicycle manufacturer that tried to make dirt bikes?


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