Feb 24, 2002 9:07 AM
|I've been wondering about something. What do you think? I have a Ti Bianchi Mega tube. This particular one built in 95, it pre dates the litespeed production run for Bianchi. I believe it also pre dates the Ultimate, yet it looks eerily simalar to the Ultimate. Do you suppose Litespeed got something out of their manufacturing relationship with Bianchi?|
Feb 24, 2002 9:18 AM
|... at the time, I suspect that Bianchi garnered Litespeed's expertise with Ti while Litespeed picked up a few pointers from Reparto Corsa... they probably both made a bit of green...
These types of deals are ongoing, especially at the pro level... or in the form of outsourcing (a new project that either exceeds the original manufacturer's capacity or is currently beyond their expertise).
These types of deals are also generally made amongts partners who don't directly threaten each other's markets (I'd shit bricks if Cannondale made a few frames for Trek or Specialized).
Remain In Light.