Does EVO mean anything?

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Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:20 am

Focus, Cannondale, Spesh - all have EVO models.

Is this just marketing or does it actually tell me anything about the bike?
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Re: Does EVO mean anything

Postby jordan_217 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:22 am

Yes, it's expensive
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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby team47b » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:42 am

Evolution?

If so, evolution means 'gradual change' doesn't sound like a good feature :D
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Re: Does EVO mean anything

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:45 am

jordan_217 wrote:Yes, it's expensive


Under £1400 for a well-regarded Focus with Ultegra at my LBS doesn't sound too bad to me.

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Rolf F » Mon Oct 21, 2013 09:53 am

team47b wrote:Evolution?

If so, evolution means 'gradual change' doesn't sound like a good feature :D


You don't think evolution is a good way to do things? Interesting viewpoint! :lol:
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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:05 am

team47b wrote:Evolution?


Why EVO in capitals? [I'm sure I'm over-analysing here]

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Wheelspinner » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:03 am

Mad_Malx wrote:Is this just marketing


Yes


Mad_Malx wrote: or does it actually tell me anything about the bike?


No.

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby mattv » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:19 am

Spesh use the Evo name for short stem, wide bars, longer travel fork than frame, for aggressive bikes. For example the stumpy Evo is slightly burlier (wheels, forks, tyres, dropper post) than a standard stumpy.

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby simona75 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:27 pm

Maybe theyve just taken the idea from the Mitsubishi Lancer (EVO to me gives the thought of special edition or upgraded)

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:37 pm

So it's just BS then.

Maybe it's something to do with these?
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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby diamonddog » Mon Oct 21, 2013 13:13 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:
team47b wrote:Evolution?


Why EVO in capitals? [I'm sure I'm over-analysing here]


I think you are. :)

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby denniskwok » Mon Oct 21, 2013 17:42 pm

The Focus Cayo gained 'Evo' from 2012 onwards when the frame was changed. i.e. it's used just to distinguish from pre 2012 Cayo models.

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Monty Dog » Tue Oct 22, 2013 06:52 am

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They are not men, they a D-E-V-O (couldn't resist either) ;-)
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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Bar Shaker » Tue Oct 22, 2013 09:45 am

Not many of us old enough to remember that one Monty!!
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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby Mad_Malx » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:45 pm

Bar Shaker wrote:Not many of us old enough to remember that one Monty!!


The vid of this on the Old Grey Whistle Test circa 1980 is firmly imprinted in my memory. Can't remember what i had for lunch though.

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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby team47b » Tue Oct 22, 2013 13:10 pm

Rolf F wrote:
team47b wrote:Evolution?

If so, evolution means 'gradual change' doesn't sound like a good feature :D


You don't think evolution is a good way to do things? Interesting viewpoint! :lol:


:D

It's only a theory :D
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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby goonz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 14:39 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:
team47b wrote:Evolution?


Why EVO in capitals? [I'm sure I'm over-analysing here]


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Re: Does EVO mean anything?

Postby adamfo » Tue Oct 22, 2013 15:11 pm

...and there's me thinking evolution is chance mutation of the genetic code filtered by natural selection :shock:


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