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The Nike ad is online.(13 posts)

The Nike ad is online.vanzutas
Nov 13, 2001 1:40 PM
The new Nike comercial is on This was a topic from yesterday and it is about to scroll off so I put it up again in case anyone wants to see it.

thank you! nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 13, 2001 1:48 PM
Thanks! Its a keeper, no? (nm)Kristin
Nov 13, 2001 2:17 PM
Lance on a cyclo-cross bike?climbo
Nov 14, 2001 8:00 AM
Who is doing the stunt work, that looks like hard work on a road bike!!
I watched it very carefully.vanzutas
Nov 14, 2001 9:04 AM
I saw no indication that they were anything other than road bikes. there are a few times where you might argue that the tires are larger than normal but it would be hard to prove. they did a good job of making it look like road bikes if they weren't. I kept my eyes on the brakes as a tell tale sign of them being cross bikes and saw nothing but calipers.

repeat after me........Jeeze
Nov 14, 2001 9:13 AM
Lance is not a God.
Lance is not a God.
Lance is not a God......
Come on, maybe not "The" God, butDog
Nov 14, 2001 9:21 AM
maybe "A" god. :-)

repeat after me........vanzutas
Nov 14, 2001 10:48 AM
Did you actually read what I wrote?

I did, and there is absolutley no mention of Lance. I was talking about the way the comercial was made. How they did a good job of making it look like road bikes, or maybe just using road bikes.

So I know you take every chance you can get to make people feel stupid for loving Lance, but I think in this case you are the one who is all caught up in Lance so maybe you should repeat after me.....
however they did itclimbo
Nov 14, 2001 9:31 AM
it looked good !! Would have been some nice riding where they were...
It's not that hard...TJeanloz
Nov 14, 2001 1:08 PM
Road riders like to believe that their bikes were built only for the smooth asphalt. But your bike is pretty suitible for muck like you see in the commercial. Try riding some singletrack on your road bike sometime- it isn't as hard as it seems like it should be.

Also, pro bike racers are maybe 20% faster than amatuers, but they are 100% better bike handlers. They spend so much time on their bikes (including time riding strung-out in the muddy Belgian gutter) that riding something like you see in the ad is no big deal.
It's not that hard...climbo
Nov 14, 2001 1:41 PM
are you kidding me??? In the first shot in to the woods, Lance takes what looks like a 10 foot muddy, rock and rooted drop-in. Then they are riding in mud and puddles about 3 inches deep or more. It's hard enough to ride this stuff on a cross bike with knobbies. This isn't Paris-Roubaix, it's the North Shore type stuff. Road bikes wouldn't even get traction in that mud to be able to ride anywhere.
ah, the beauty of
Nov 14, 2001 1:43 PM
key words = "what looks like"
Nov 14, 2001 6:33 PM
but someone had to do the stunts of some sort and I bet they didn't use a road bike and road tires.