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So what is Lance's new bike...(8 posts)

So what is Lance's new bike...dcm311
Jul 13, 2002 2:39 PM
I've heard rumors that lance is riding a Calfee now. Can anyone confirm or deny?
Must be some bored bike shop college kid/ temp mechanicelviento
Jul 13, 2002 6:47 PM
No friggin' way it's a Calfee. Both look distinctive enough. Maybe only second to the Cervelo/Look distinction.
You gotta admit...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jul 14, 2002 2:59 PM
Ya gotta admit the similarities... and rebadging of bikes is a very common practise in cycling. Who knows! This is something the conspiracy theorists will have fun with. :)

Nick Corcoran
no way, no howDougSloan
Jul 14, 2002 3:12 PM
That's the craziest thing I've heard in a long time. Lance and Trek are nearly one entity these days. He's probably sold more bikes for them than all other advertising combined. Not to mention we've all seen closeups of his bikes, and they look nothing like a Calfee.

I heard it from...dcm311
Jul 14, 2002 3:17 PM
some regional Trek rep. Calfee aparently designed the bikes to look more similar to the Treks by cutting out the batwing section they usually have. Lance also used a Litespeed TT bike in '99 I believe.
Conspiracy theory!PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jul 14, 2002 6:11 PM
Why I have no idea but there could be something he doesn't like about Trek's that they cannot rectify. Who knows!

Even without the Calfee "wings"...JBurton
Jul 14, 2002 8:10 PM
Lance's TREK is not even close to the look of a Calfee. No where near. Not that I would mind if he were riding a Calfee, mind you. It's a much cooler bike, in my opinion. Now, as to whether or not Calfee had a hand in designing that Trek is a different story. But those two bikes...the 5900 and the Calfee whatever...Dragonfly, Luna, Tetra, whichever one...look nothing alike.
Ridiculous. (nm)djg
Jul 15, 2002 7:15 AM