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The biggest Navi of them all - AMD now selling bicycles

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While the rest of the company readies for their new graphics card, fans can now buy AMD branded bicycles on their fan store in the link below, comes with 3 color options.

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Whereas the Cruiser bike comes in quite barebones with no gears and only a coaster brake (reverse-pedal brakes), AMD Mountain Bike comes surprisingly well-kitted for a fan item. It features full 21-gear Shimano index-shifting gears, a dual-suspension frame, 26-inch wheels, linear-pull brakes and a quick-release saddle mount. Both bikes also come with a couple of color options, with both coming in white with black tires, or black with white tires. The mountain bike even comes with optional orange tires, for when you really want to show the world that you're Ryzen!

Intriguingly, all models cost exactly $299, and there is a $50 shipping charge within the US.

Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/big-navi-big-wheels-amd-sells-mountain-bikes-now

https://amdfanstore.com/amd-custom-mountain-bike/

Thoughts: Since I already have a completely fine and working off-brand mountain bike I have no interest in getting this. However those color options for wheels are a nice touch. And from the specs I think most bike experts would rate this ride pretty poorly as well.


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Make the tires Athlon green, and then I'd buy it.


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What an utterly bizarre publicity stunt...


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That is the definition of a crappy bike. The derailleur is one of the cheapest on the market, not even Shimano's entry level tourney shifters. Like they're below entry level.

8 minutes ago, williamcll said:

a dual-suspension frame

The worst dual suspension frame with the worst suspensions of course. No thread-less stem, the front of the drive train looks to be riveted together. A similar bike, if not the same one, new is worth like 100 to 150$, not 300$. You're better off getting a used bike and slapping and AMD sticker to it than getting this abomination.

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how are they going to update the bike to improve stability?


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Aaaaaaand this is why AMD is in such a poor financial position, among many other missteps. There's absolutely no reason to do this. I mean, I find most of their merch lineup pretty stupid, but this definitely takes the cake. Not only that, it's an incredibly bad product for the price.

 

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how are they going to update the bike to improve stability?

Training wheels. But you'll have to get them to send out a replacement set, a couple times, as they tweak it to make it work properly.


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2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Training wheels. But you'll have to get them to send out a replacement set, a couple times, as they tweak it to make it work properly.

damn, early adopters are gonna crash a lot huh


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4 minutes ago, AndreiArgeanu said:

That is the definition of a crappy bike. The derailleur is one of the cheapest on the market, not even Shimano's entry level tourney shifters. Like they're below entry level.

The worst dual suspension frame with the worst suspensions of course. No thread-less stem, the front of the drive train looks to be riveted together. A similar bike, if not the same one, new is worth like 100 to 150$, not 300$. You're better off getting a used bike and slapping and AMD sticker to it than getting this abomination.

The purpose of this clearly isn't to be a practical bike for anyone. It's for AMD fans with too much disposable income to buy, to add to a collection.


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Just why?

 

If anything, this will hurt their reputation for those that get one of them an then gets disappointed in its quality.

 


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3 minutes ago, Mihle said:

Just why?

For kicks. They probably have 20 in stock, if even that many.

 

If you want my two cents it's a ploy to get news outlets to write literally anything about them while speculation about Nvidia's 30 series and Intel's Xe dominates the headlines.


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> No drivers

> Lasts longer than an Intel consumer platform

 

I'll think about it...


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2 hours ago, leadeater said:

Nvidia please re-brand an electric bicycle lol

Only on this model : https://newatlas.com/blacktrail-worlds-fastest-ebike/16290/

 

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Looks like those dirt cheap Mongoose Walmart mountain bikes... Which isn't a good news. AMD pulling FX once again.


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Looks like Steve from GamersNexus is going to get one:

https://www.youtube.com/post/UgxoMu5nKzxnITZsttt4AaABCQ

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It’s clearly a rebrand instead of a designed product. A “clevo” bicycle.  As such it might be possible to find out what it actually is.


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I need a new bike and that MTB looks quite nice and wtf very good price. 


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4 minutes ago, Doobeedoo said:

I need a new bike and that MTB looks quite nice and wtf very good price. 

I have a nasty suspicion it’s also sold as a “huffy”.  I don’t know though. 


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4 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

I have a nasty suspicion it’s also sold as a “huffy”.  I don’t know though. 

I mean it does look good heh. It's better than my current one. 


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I can’t think of any reason people buy it

 

maybe for the same reason as LIDL socks ;)


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