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    EvanEvan Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    just read that bicycling article on the argon super bike??? more deets please :)
    Matt


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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    edited September 2016
    @wchevron - at the moment, Europe is much bigger in sales than the US. But we took over the US distributor in 2014 and have been rebuilding constantly. 2014 vs 2015 Kona bike count went from 61 to 101. And this was just before the launch of our 4 newest tri models, so we expect a huge boost this year. Plus the move up to the WT with Astana, the 2 bronze medals with Team Denmark in Rio and the signing of Crowie is just a confirmation of where we're heading.

    @Evan - Our design philosophy and bikes have been about integration. Making the bike (frame, fork, seatpost, bars, headset, brakes, extensions, etc) a complete system. And the next logical step is integrating all the data that riders use (power, cadence, HR, speed, GPS, wearable tech, etc.) in order to improve the overall bike+rider to get faster. It's basically a version of live telemetry and feedback of real-time CDA. This is only the beginning of our analysis phase, the real ticket is getting all these systems to not just talk, but how to best interpret the data and make you faster.

    Article - The Biggest Breakthrough Technology at Eurobike?

    Article 2 - This bike can tell you how aerodynamic you are


    Cycling Tips had a chat with our team about this. Video
    M_WareAaronWebstey
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    How do you go about striking a deal with a team like Astana? Do you approach them or do they approach you.
    Do they pay for the bikes or do you pay them to ride them and hope the advertising of the riders being seen on the bikes will increase sales?
    Always wondered how the teams selected the bikes they use.
    AaronWebstey
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    EvanEvan Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    thanks for the awesome feedback and info @Matt !!
    Matt


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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    @wchevron - Complex as no 2 deals are the same. There's a mutual approach and respect in this case because of what we have accomplished with Team Bora - Argon 18 and the Denmark track project. Also, our partners (Vittoria, Prologo and FSA/Vision) are certainly part of some packages.

    Details of the contracts ($ paid, or # of bikes given) is not something I am aware of, so I can't really help.
    But our owner is a former racer and is very well connected. Plus our European distributors are very well connected and can facilitate introductions.
    AaronWebstey
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    EvanEvan Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    @Matt do you know if Sagan (Bora) will be on an Argon in 2017 or are they gonna move to specialized???


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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Wherever Sagan goes, he brings Specialized with him.
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    EvanEvan Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    that's what i figured. too bad. that would've been cool.


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    Tad_MTad_M Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    edited September 2016
    Getting this thread back on track. @Matt , a borrowed bike used on a ride around the finger lakes this weekend. Beautiful country, beautiful weather!
    EvanM_Waresimonsen77MattKenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteyOverSwimmerCraig_DGasBombellsworth53t

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    EvanEvan Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    @Tad_Machrowicz thanks for getting us on point here and great pic!


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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Thanks @Tad_Machrowicz

    here we go
    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves (for clinchers)
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only)
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.)
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays 0.5
    10) Hide skewers 0.5

    6/10, which is deceptive, because it's one of the nicest in this thread.
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    My own submission:




    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves (for clinchers)
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only)
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.) 0.5
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays
    10) Hide skewers

    7.5/10
    simonsen77MartinM_Warembrekk44Tad_MEvanGasBombellsworth53t
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    Matt said:

    My own submission:

    Bonus points for #1, because that is a lot of chrome to keep clean.
    Mattmbrekk44Tad_M
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
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    ItsShugItsShug Member, Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
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    KenElPescadoPeladoEvanM_WareTad_MAaronWebsteyMattkjrunninGasBombyournotuniqueBrendo78
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    A few more from our booth:






    And some nice stuff I spotted.






    simonsen77EvanM_WareAaronWebsteyBrendo78
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    Can we get a Big Ass Aaron Webstey picture?

    I do have a pretty fantastically big ass. Coming up.
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Good lord, we are lucky to have @matt here.
    MattMartinGasBombyournotunique
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator

    Can we get a Big Ass Aaron Webstey picture?

    I do have a pretty fantastically big ass. Coming up.
    Found it





    Tad_Msimonsen77AaronWebsteyCapenRobert RankinGasBombyournotuniqueBrendo78
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    simonsen77simonsen77 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Love the google image search results for this:


    MattMartinStruangbalsdorfA_drizzleAaronWebsteyOverSwimmerCraig_DTad_MKenElPescadoPeladoCapenRobert RankinkjrunninSteve HalewskiyournotuniqueBrendo78
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    simonsen77simonsen77 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Back on topic, let's see if I've learned anything.

    mbrekk44Evan
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    1) Clean the bike
    2) Install/Align tire logos and tube valves (for clinchers)
    3) Flat saddle
    4) Slam stem (flat or negative rise only)
    5) Remove saddle bag, bottles, computer (but ok to keep the cages, computer holder, etc.)
    6) Chain in the big ring + smallest cog C'mon!!
    7) Drive-side only
    8) Drive-side crank either at 3 o'clock (horizontal) or in line with your chainstay
    9) Valves at 6 o'clock (pointing up) or hidden between fork/seatstays close enough
    10) Hide skewers

    8/10 (take 10 minutes to align your tire logos with the valves and don't forget to big ring)
    Props for the stem and name+flag on the top tube. Although I'd give you a +1 for matching the bar tape to the saddle.
    EvanTad_M
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    simonsen77simonsen77 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Dammit. Should've gotten the gearing. I've been puttin off the tires until I need to replace these - next month I think.

    I did pay attention when building my mtn bike - I redid the tubeless tires
    to align things.
    MattAaronWebsteyTad_M
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    ItsShugItsShug Member, Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    Dammit. Should've gotten the gearing. I've been puttin off the tires until I need to replace these - next month I think.

    I did pay attention when building my mtn bike - I redid the tubeless tires
    to align things.

    Where's the kick stand?
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    This thread is inspiring me to go out and take either the best or worst photo of my bike ever.
    KenElPescadoPeladoEvanM_WareAaronWebsteyTad_M
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @balsdorf , you can be the first ever 0/10 !!! I'd be all over this if I wasn't relaxing in the recliner and doing everything possible not to lock eyes with my bike (that I owe a ride to).


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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Margarita Ride BAAW this morning, not ours, though.
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Level 2 Supporter

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