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Picked up a Giro Vanquish on crazy promotion sale. Grey with firechrome visor. Problem... I have a nagging feeling it looks stupid on me. But it's supposedly significantly faster than my Synthe. Try to return it? Or suck up feeling like I might look slightly douchy, in exchange for speed?

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Re: Speed vs vanity [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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We all look like dorks. Nobody cares
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Re: Speed vs vanity [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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You should just used to the shame. I really can't think of anything that makes me faster that I wouldn't wear, though that POC Tempor helmet that looks like you are wearing a Stingray on your head is close. Good thing I couldn't find one of those to test when I went to the Wind tunnel.
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Re: Speed vs vanity [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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No one cares what you look like. They're all too busy thinking about their own shit.

Swim. Overbike. Walk.
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Re: Speed vs vanity [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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If you're worried about looking stylish, quit triathlon!
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Re: Speed vs vanity [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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if you want to look stylish, go for the Cervelo P5x Lamborghini edition!


No honestly, do you think you look super stylish in a synthe? Because I feel stupid in my bike cloth no matter what the helmet, so I might as well go for the faster helmet =) Skip the Visor and take sunglasses instead if that makes you feel better
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Re: Speed vs vanity [mickison] [ In reply to ]
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Tell you what, I will pay for you to send it to me. I will ride it. Then I will handle the shame of looking stupid and you will no longer have to worry about it. :)

Honestly, if someone gave me an obscene looking Yeti SB100, I would still race it. In a freakin hearbeat! A new Felt FS in neon pink with another hideous color? I would race it. And grin the entire time!

If someone makes comments about how you look, they better be faster than you.

Such first world problems we have...
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Re: Speed vs vanity [grumpier.mike] [ In reply to ]
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I should mention I’m on a road bike (sprints and draft legal this season)... I think that is amplifying the self consciousness. Somehow weird shit looks more forgivable on a tri bike.

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Re: Speed vs vanity [grumpier.mike] [ In reply to ]
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grumpier.mike wrote:
You should just used to the shame. I really can't think of anything that makes me faster that I wouldn't wear, though that POC Tempor helmet that looks like you are wearing a Stingray on your head is close. Good thing I couldn't find one of those to test when I went to the Wind tunnel.


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Re: Speed vs vanity [SankaCoffee] [ In reply to ]
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Wow, that's... wow.

I sure hope he won!

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Re: Speed vs vanity [SankaCoffee] [ In reply to ]
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SankaCoffee wrote:
grumpier.mike wrote:
You should just used to the shame. I really can't think of anything that makes me faster that I wouldn't wear, though that POC Tempor helmet that looks like you are wearing a Stingray on your head is close. Good thing I couldn't find one of those to test when I went to the Wind tunnel.


That's the one I was thinking about. Now that I think about it, didn't MTN (can't think of his real name) just set his National hour record wearing one of those? They look better at 52 kph.
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