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Dylan15
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Lexus will never cease to amaze
Dylan15   7/31/2014 11:59:17 AM
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Lexus will never cease to amaze the automotive industry. Those who can afford to own such a cutting edge bike should also have an equaly matched gear. One thing they absolutely must do is to shop for biker belt buckles in order to complete their equipment.



Gorski
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Lexus 10K bike
Gorski   3/21/2014 2:12:23 PM
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I thought bikes were for excercise of your body, not your wallet. Lexus has shown they an build a featherweight bik, when do they apply it to an automobile?

owt256
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A $10k bike, where to go from here
owt256   10/2/2013 2:13:53 PM
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As an avid cyclist, I think it's great that Lexus chose to use a carbon-fiber race bike as part of their brand imagery. Were their design choices cutting edge? I'd say mostly. For sure, the average car guy can relate to the bike as it's similar to others out on the road. I'd love to see Lexus now take it to the next step and sponsor some bike related events. And then do something really unique - perhaps collaborate with a Japanese university-led program to achieve the human powered land speed record. Then they could really exercise their innovation chops on that bike. 

William K.
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That very expensive bike. For why?
William K.   8/30/2013 9:28:37 AM
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One more comment is that for that money the bike should have some form of disk brakes. Also, it should have much better geometry, I woulod certainly find it uncomfortable. 

On addition, the photos in the slideshow are fundamentally superficial stylistic bragging pix, showing not much, if any, worthwhile information.

This bike would be a "cafe racer" if it were a motorcycle, which is to say, rather pretty but not much more. A real bragging piece for the Japanese executive who needs some status enhancement.

Pubudu
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Re: $10K Bike
Pubudu   7/27/2013 2:12:32 AM
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Just to add some to your comment, Mercedes Benz is sponsored for the movie die head5 with there newest range of that particular segments. 

Pubudu
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Re: Hard core bikers will like this
Pubudu   7/27/2013 12:56:00 AM
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Far 911 but my question is why we pay that much high price for the materials and the quality while we have the same outcome from the cheap materials unless it is special scenario. 

Pubudu
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Re: Hard core bikers will like this
Pubudu   7/27/2013 12:40:57 AM
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True  a.saji. I also feels 10K  is too expensive for a bike. I believe that in the market there will be better deals for less than 5K. 

AnandY
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Re- Lexus Bike
AnandY   7/26/2013 6:06:32 AM
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Just like the luxury sports cars that every manufacturer is struggling to make this bike is more of a publicity stunt from the said company. Nobody will buy this for the mere reason of biking! it will be bought as means of attention seeking. Don't be surprised when you see the buyers on the front pages of national newspapers.

apresher
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Lexus Bike
apresher   7/25/2013 9:01:53 PM
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Ryan, Interesting commentary from the perspective of someone that obviously is an expert on these types of bikes.

RyanBreeladn
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Re: Are you kidding me?
RyanBreeladn   7/25/2013 10:38:41 AM
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Hydraulic disc brakes are for mountain bikes. I think the reason they don't have hydraulic rim brakes is because they used Shimano for the shifters. This means they have to use Shimano's braking system, as the shifting and braking systems are fully integrated. SRAM came up with the innovation for hydraulic rim brakes in their RED line this year. Mark Cavendish was the only rider in the Tour de France to use such a system. It is credited to have prevented him from involvement with a major crash on Stage 1.

What I didn't like was the term "liberal use of carbon fiber." The newest carbon fiber technology in the weaves and in the directional layering of the material, reduces the need for "liberal use." Also, with one look at this bike, I can tell you the geometry sucks. I wouldn't pay more than the components are worth ($2800) for this bike. The seat stay is too long, the front fork isn't airfoiled, the chain stay says I'm a climbing machine but the fork-angle says I can handle. I don't think any design went into making this bike a performance bike, so no one would buy this bike for use. Some people may say, "That's okay. It's a collector's item." To them I say, "Then Lexus wasted their money trying to prove that they are on the front of carbon fiber technology." 

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