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    Lexus Road Bike.

    2016 Orbea Orca OMR w/Dura-Ace 9070 Di2/Zipp Aero SL70/Enve stem/Vision Tri-Max 35's/S-Works Carbon Power saddle/FSA Force SB32 seatpost.
    seatpost. 15.9lbs


    2013 Wilier Zero. 7 w/e-Tap/Zipp Aero SL70/Enve stem/S-Works carbon Power saddle/ Red cranks w/Rotor "Quarbon"/Roval 50's/Ritchey Superlogic seatpost, Look Keo Blade Ti's. 14.07lbs.

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    just like you can/could get bikes from Merc, Audi, Porsche, Ferrari etc etc they all want you to go all spendy on extra stuff after youve bought your spendy car.
    All the gear and no idea

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    Looks like a ten year old open mold.

    Horrible commercial.

    I don't watch that loser for a reason.
    use a torque wrench

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    BMC and Lamborghini teamed up a few years ago to produce a $32000 road bike. Nothing special about it.
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    Bob Roll is now corporate shill and sellout? Lexus should have shelled out more (or less) coin and hired Lance instead.

    Regardless, that bike would look spiffy on sitting atop a poser's Lexus QX46txi GT AWD Special Edition illegally parked in the handicapped stall of a local Starbucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Roll
    Surprising light for how efficient it is. And how much inertia is stored in the frame. And you can feel it when you accelerate.
    WTF? You don't store inertia.
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    ..Grey Poupon is stored in the frame....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    WTF? You don't store inertia.
    Technically all frames have inertia. In fact all matter does

    Inertia: a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Technically all frames have inertia. In fact all matter does

    Inertia: a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line
    Correct. It HAS inertia (the exact same as any other frame of the same weight).
    You don't store up inertia like fuel to "rocket ship out from underneath you".
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Correct. It HAS inertia (the exact same as any other frame of the same weight).
    You don't store up inertia like fuel to "rocket ship out from underneath you".
    If you think of "stored" inertia as kinetic energy than the Lexus CF reinforced plastic is the wrong technology. You really need a frame made of spent uranium. A cheap Huffy is better at "storing" kinetic energy that this Lexus.

    I can't blame Bob Roll. The guy has gotta pay the bills

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    It should at least have disc brakes with carbon rotor and caliper.

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    AT last - I finally know what has been missing from my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    It should at least have disc brakes with carbon rotor and caliper.

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    The problem with CF brakes is they don't work so well until they reach about 1200*F. They do slice meat pretty good at that temperature and at the same time carterize to stop blood from getting all over your rims!
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    I don't care for the bike.. and it does look very shill of him. However I've road with him..50+ miles of 70. He's a hell of nice guy and pretty strong rider. He was on a Lynsky Ti bike (sp?) at the time.

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    The spacers and stem though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Bob Roll is now corporate shill and sellout? ....
    Bob Roll is a TV commentator. Do you have to ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Bob Roll is now corporate shill and sellout?

    Regardless, that bike would look spiffy on sitting atop a poser's Lexus QX46txi GT AWD Special Edition illegally parked in the handicapped stall of a local Starbucks.
    I'll agree with your 2nd paragraph.

    Regarding Bobke: What if you had spent your youth racing bicycles for peanut pay, then spent years in financial obscurity, to finally get a commentator's job and some level respectability, What would YOU do? You'd probably be a shill. And in good company. If Bob got a Lexus or a paycheck for his time&name, it would be no different than a lot of respectable people. To be honest, from the uncharacteristic tone of his voice, I'd say he was handed a script. I've met Bob (briefly) on 3 occasions and he is an upbeat, funny guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaCruz View Post
    I'll agree with your 2nd paragraph.

    Regarding Bobke: What if you had spent your youth racing bicycles for peanut pay, then spent years in financial obscurity, to finally get a commentator's job and some level respectability, What would YOU do? You'd probably be a shill. And in good company. If Bob got a Lexus or a paycheck for his time&name, it would be no different than a lot of respectable people. To be honest, from the uncharacteristic tone of his voice, I'd say he was handed a script. I've met Bob (briefly) on 3 occasions and he is an upbeat, funny guy.
    This.

    I've also briefly met and rode with him; for an culturally erudite guy he's extremely easy-going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migen21 View Post
    The spacers and stem though...
    Also Shimano PD-A530's for the win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    WTF? You don't store inertia.
    Stored inertia is what causes CF bikes to spontaneously explode as soon as you go faster than the amount of inertia stored in the frame. See?

    Einstein would be able to explain this dangerous atomic conundrum better than I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Stored inertia is what causes CF bikes to spontaneously explode as soon as you go faster than the amount of inertia stored in the frame. See?

    Einstein would be able to explain this dangerous atomic conundrum better than I can.
    Lexus recommends emptying the inertia storage container every 1000 miles to keep the pressure under the design limit.

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    these are gonna fly off the shelves ... of Bikes Direct with Motobecane decals on it by next year

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    Not sure how Lexus decided on this road bike design. Seems not to have anything close the level of isolation from road and wind noise, vibration or harshness that Lexus owners have come to expect from their cushy products. A Lexus LS cocoons the vehicle's passengers in near deprivation chamber silence and allows no feedback to flow from the car's controls to the driver. I'm sure all that is due to Lexus' inertia storage technology. I found the effect much akin to steering a very large and quiet marshmallow on a road.

    Bobke is a good guy. If Lexus offered enough money, I think I'd be willing to ride their bike read their goofy script, too. Most really good athletes make more money through product endorsements than anything else, so why not?
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