Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New VISP Pista ARC "GT Dragon"


You can now buy the new cromo VISP Pista ARC GT-Dragon from here. Like whoa!

There actually seems to be two other new VISP models there as well, here and here, but IMHO they're nowhere near as radical! as the one above.

Just add a dash of neat colored parts and the funky tribal tattoo dragon design will go so good with some Ed Hardy accessories...


EDIT.
Now in all seriousness guys, DO NOT BUY VISPs because it seems that EU officially labels selling them as  dumping and charges extra sanction duty of 48.5% on importing them:


"COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 990/2011
of 3 October 2011
imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the People’s Republic 
of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/200"

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2011/october/tradoc_148258.def.en.L261-2011.pdf


EDIT 2.

Let's clear things up a bit: it turned out in the end that the sanction duty does not apply to VISPs because they're apparently actually manufactured in Taiwan, not in mainland China, or People’s Republic of China. They also claim to be "Designed in Italy" or something like that. Believe that if you will but I still wouldn't encourage anyone to waste their money on buying crap like VISP but that's just me. 


2 comments:

type3john said...

The only thing that stinks about that frame is the sizes are tiny, the seatpost size is 25.4, and they will most certainly come crooked.

Anonymous said...

crap???
a bunch of hipsters from helsinki... buahhh, what do you guys know about bikes.
most of bikes comes from taiwan nowadays just like visps. one factory does lots of different brands, sometimes a company that manufactures cannondale also does planet-x, gt and so on.
they have the know how, they have everything. even cinelli build their bikes up there.