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Tyler's new bike(9 posts)

Tyler's new bikegtx
Jan 26, 2004 8:50 AM
It's featured in Velo News. Cool looking bike. I like the seat lug. The US importer doesn't quite look ready for prime time--their web site isn't quite up and running yet. They better be ready to sell some bikes! Anyone know the price of frame/fork? Who here's getting one?
US salesterry b
Jan 26, 2004 9:04 AM
was in an LBS on Saturday and got jawing with the owner. He plans on selling their line, first "Tyler bike" due in 3 weeks. We'll see. I'm tempted based on looks alone.
so how badly do cervelo sales fall now? nmrufus
Jan 26, 2004 9:34 AM
Cervelo still with CSC. Should not effect sales.Spunout
Jan 26, 2004 9:56 AM
Just because Lance rides a Trek, doesn't mean that everyone wants to ride... okay, forget that.
i assume you're being sarcastic.rufus
Jan 26, 2004 1:57 PM
that's what i was getting at. surely cervelo sales were boosted in the US simply because tyler was riding one.
The pic on the front page of that website...No_sprint
Jan 26, 2004 11:01 AM
Wow, I think that is seriously the ugliest weld I have ever seen on a bike.
Isn't QBP distributing them?Chicago_Steve
Jan 26, 2004 5:06 PM
The press release below is from If QBP is handling BMC then I wonder if any shop that has an account can get these bikes? Similar to Surly?

Steve (hasn't seen the VN article)

QBP Adds Tyler's Frame to Its 1,000-Page Catalog

JANUARY 16, 2004 -- BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)--Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) added BMC Bicycles to its list of product lines. BMC makes the frames that Tyler Hamilton and his Phonak team will ride this season. Last year Hamilton finished the Tour de France in fourth place despite breaking his collarbone in stage one.

Quality offers two Swiss-made BMC road framesets: the Team Machine SLT01 and Road Racer SL01. The SLT01 is identical to the bikes the Phonak team rides. It has carbon fiber tubes; the SL01 frames has aluminum tubes.

The frames will make their debut at Frostbike 2004--Quality's open house on Feb. 21-22. Framesets also will be in Quality's new 2004 catalog, which grew by 200 pages and 30 suppliers over last year's. The catalogs will hit retailer mailboxes in mid-February.

Frostbike will include a vendor exposition and educational seminars and technical demons. The educational presentations will include topics such as Selling High-End Bikes Successfully and Bringing Your Marketing Plan Into the 21st Century. Retailers who order and pay at Frostbike receive a 7 percent discount.
Jan 26, 2004 5:58 PM
I browsed the website and I think the other brands distributed in the US are safe for now. Personally I don't see anything special about their road bikes -- a little on the ugly side if you ask me (seat lug design - I don't get it).

Did you check out their mountain bikes? What a pathetic lot! The MTB hardtails look like they are still being made with 80's geometry, and their MTB FS bikes are all bizarre recreations of the basic single-pivot design.

I know taste is a personal thing, but nothing on that website even remotely looks interesting to me.

they're totally sweet looking butBonked
Jan 27, 2004 8:46 PM
from what the prices are in europe (listed on the bmc website), they will be $$$$!