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Specialized Thumbs Their Nose at the UCI?!

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If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the Specialized eff-you-see-eye or fUCI for short:

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Dude, I WANT ONE!

The idea behind the bike, obviously a prototype, was along the lines of what can we do to make the fastest possible bike for a normal human being…  It was, according to the designer, “should be less about what’s allowed and more about what if?”

 

Now, being one who owns a race bike that can catch a draft off of a piece of fettuccini, I can look at that bike and feel comfortable saying it’s worth up to 1-3 mph of free speed over my current UCI approved aero race bike.  That means if your comfortable pace is around 20 mph on a bike like my Venge, you’d easily be comfortable with 21-23 mph on the fUCI – and I’m low-balling it so I don’t seem too outrageous.  Now, lest you believe that the fUCI doesn’t actually mean “fUCI”:

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Some cool, innovative features:  That little bubble behind the saddle is a built-in saddle bag.  Go ahead and click the link at the beginning of the post and check out the cockpit – and all of the other features (it’s also an e-bike).

This came from Specialized’s “Very Special Things” site where special projects are showcased.  Do check it out.

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4 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Robinson's Strength and Endurance Coaching and commented:
    Great blog, I love new tech bikes. I cannot afford them but great to look at.

  2. Tony says:

    That looks neat enough to hang on the living room wall between rides. Really artistic.

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