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Couple of post Tour facts and Triva Question...........(8 posts)

Couple of post Tour facts and Triva Question...........abicirider
Aug 4, 2003 3:57 AM
Those Giro skid lids that teams Rabobank, Once, and Postal were wearing during the tour were the new prototype carbon skelton, with more vents and lower weights, according to Giro's Marketing manager Toshi Corbet he handed out about 80 of the helmets to the above teams before the start of the tour, he futher says each helmet cost about $4,000 to make, thats what it says $4,000 to make(I guess they are figuring in in new tooling and mold cost) The possible name for the new brain bucket is ATOMS.

Triva question on top of Lance's TT helmet it says Lance Daddy yo yo anybody know what or where the daddy yo yo means or came from the answer is pretty cool.

Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
Answer...biknben
Aug 4, 2003 4:29 AM
"yo yo" is how his sone, Luke, used to pronounce the color "Yellow" when refering to his father in the yellow jersey.
give that man a prize thought that was kinda of cool(nm)abicirider
Aug 4, 2003 5:13 AM
$4000?DougSloan
Aug 4, 2003 6:06 AM
That sounds like a high estimate. With 80 copies, that's $320,000! They must be assuming that they won't sell any more of them to recover the tooling and r&d costs.

Lance's son must think his dad is a god. He's never known a day his dad was not top dog in the cycling world.

Doug
I think they took total cost of initial tooling and....abicirider
Aug 4, 2003 6:25 AM
divided that by 80 so initial new tooling was $320,000 which is not surprising figure how many thousands of units they will turn out and the price drops probably to under manufactures cost $80.00 a helmet I know the tooling for steve and anne at hed for just the alps was a lot more than $320,000. Guess you need to have money to make money, thats why I will always be a poor slob lol.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC

P.S.
This was reported about the giro's in a tour overview in the newest August 1, 2003 edition of Bicycle Retailer and industry news.
I don't get the 'tooling' part of the deal...bicycle268
Aug 4, 2003 9:49 AM
I understand that tooling can be an extremely costly part of a new products' expenses, but isn't a modern helmet just injection molded styrofoam glued (or in-mold bonded) to a hardshell? Seems as though it would be relatively inexpensive to form a new mold to accept the foam. Then the carbon layer in the atmos could be just glued on after the molding process...
I would understand $$$ amount of money (r&d included) but not $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$+++ amount of money.....

Quinn
Atoms or Atmos? nmkermit
Aug 4, 2003 6:48 AM
My fault mistype Atmos not Atoms (nm)abicirider
Aug 4, 2003 7:01 AM