Thursday, October 12, 2006

New website is up!

Ok kiddos, the new 2007 bikes are up on the website. The "skin" of the site is unchanged, though there are new pictures, but all of the new bikes listed are the new models/ colors, etc.

I highly recommend that you check it out... and while you're at it tell me if you find any mistakes or glitches so I can get it fixed. I have spent so much time looking at it that I have surely missed something.

Tim

13 comments:

Bernie said...

My only suggestion is to change the photo of the Alare to a side profile like all the others...

BlogBob said...

I love it that it is up already.

Donna Tocci said...

How did you get up a new site on the same day that your hard drive crashed? Cool.

Anonymous said...

Tim,

The Contello is absolutely FANTASTIC! I'm dusting off the credit card with one hand and typing with the other. I hope they are available soon. :-)

josh@canecreek said...

OOPS...I'm the anonymous drooler...

IB Rich said...

The only thing that I would suggest is to have a link to the 2006 models in case a shop still has some of those in stock. Highly unlikely, of course, since they just flew out the door months ago...
Is there a mention on the site that the bikes are 2007 models?
Nice website style. Very clean design and easy to navigate.

Richard said...

Just a shame they dropped the Speciale Carbon. Luckily, because we are a Haro dealer, I was able to score one from you guys. A 56cm. I immediately scrapped the Shimano and built it up with Campy Centaur and Bontrager Race X Lite wheels (all Masi's should have Campy.)

I'm an "old fart" who grew up on lugged steel, have had carbon, and all I can say is this is the sweetest bike I've ever owned or ridden. About 800 miles on it so far.

I understand the economics of the bike business (I'm in it) and it's obvious that with the Dedacciai steel and carbon frame, this was a relatively expensive bike to produce compared to Asian full carbon. I hope it's revived in the future and I thank the bicycle gods that I have one.

blue squirrel said...

yes richard, finally someone with a true sense of passion, masi's should be all campy [lets hope that the euro comes down and tim can spec the best components]....
enjoy that beautful speciale you got...

Richard said...

Thanks, Blue Squirrel! As for component spec, I think it's just that the American market can't see past Shimano. Centaur (in my opinion the "sleeper" group from Campy) is price competitive with Ultegra and overall lighter (particularly for '07). My build, with pedals but minus cages, computer, etc. is 17.5 lbs. with the Bontrager Race X Lites wheels and still under 18 with the Race Lites. Stock seatpost and Fizik saddle - hardly flyweights.

This is a question for Tim.

Was the Carbon Speciale bonded and welded in Italy? I know it was painted and assembled in Taiwan (per Jim our Rep). It listed for almost the same price as the 3VC full carbon with an identical component spec.

Just curious. Regardless, as I tell our customers, it's how it's built, not where it's built. But I do like to think I got a little more "Italian" than the next guy. And I just love this bike. Drop dead gorgeous in the Ano white.

Bernie said...

Richard- I think the black Speciale Carbon ('04) was the last year model to be made in Italy... Tim can tell us for sure.

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Richard,

Bernie is right- the '04 bikes with Dedacciai tubing were the last of our Italian production. Like Squirrel alludes to- it's the cost that keeps us out of Italy now. To be competitive, we just can't produce there anymore. The Euro is just way too strong and labor costs are obviously much less in Taiwan. Sincerely though, I'd stack the build quality up against anybody- regardless of geography. I mean, I'm assuming you've looked at the clean welds on your frame... that's some amazing welding there.

I'm glad you like the frame- out of all the ones we have done, it has been my favorite (just couldn't sell them well enough to keep'em in the line).

Richard said...

Thanks Tim,

I couldn't be happier with the frame. As I said earlier, it isn't where it's built but how it's built.

Plus I did a little research on the Dedacciai steel and carbon before I committed. Absolute state of the art. The workmanship is top quality. I just hope that, given the economic realities, an Italian steel (with or without carbon) can be a reality in the future.

Plus, I've had so many positive compliments on this bike - "Is that steel?" - that I'm really pulling for you guys.

I just wish our shop (Fountain Valley) carried Masi, but at least our San Diego store does.

Best wishes.

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Richard,

I agree the quality of the frame usurps the geography... but I understand the Italian connection as well.

Thank you for your support- I'm pulling for us too!