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Jessica Alba's Bike...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    ... has the luckiest seat in the world !!!

    so there are a few people on here that are into bikes (moderately so)
    and many people who are into Jessica Alba.
    so here's a very interesting, very stolen article.

    You know you are a true MTBer when...

    While watching the hip, cutting-edge TV series Dark Angel, you look past the
    special effects and elaborate sets, and you gaze past Jessica Alba's beauty. The
    shapely actress who plays Max Guevara isn't hard to look at, it's just that you -
    because you are a hardcore rider - are trying to find out one thing, and one thing only...

    What kind of bike is she riding?

    The brainchild of writer, director James Cameron, Dark Angel is a post-apocalyptic
    action series set 10 to 15 years in the future. In the show, people in the USA are
    living in third world conditions, after a group of terrorists (assumedly) set off a
    nuclear warhead over the United States. It never touched the ground but the resulting
    radiation caused an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) burst that wiped out anything
    recorded magnetically.1 In Seattle Washington, the Space Needle still stands,
    and is used by the lead character Max, as a place to sit and get away from it all
    (usually 9 p.m., Tuesdays on Fox, during the opening credits).

    Max (played by actress Jessica Alba), is a genetically engineered teen
    who is wanted by the military. She joins Logan (Michael Weatherly), a
    social crusader who promises her information about her past if she uses
    her super-human abilities (running, fighting, generally looking good) to
    help him with his noble causes.

    To pay her bills, Max works for a courier service called Jam Pony, where
    she shuttles items back and forth as a bike messenger; which gets us to
    what it is about the show that has MTBers talking...

    The courier bike.

    What is it?
    After some careful research involving popcorn and a call to Cannondale,
    my guess was confirmed. Jessica Alba (Max) rides a Bad Boy - the
    Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra to be exact. However, there are some distinct
    differences between the Bad Boy of today, and the Bad Boy of the

    The 2000-2001 Cannondale Bad Boy Designed specifically as an urban assault
    platform for hardcore commuters and bicycle messengers, the Bad Boy combines
    road and mountain influences in a creation that offers the best of both worlds.
    Built around the CAAD-4 mountain frame (Cannondale Advanced Aluminum Design),
    the bike is then perched on a 700c wheelset for acceleration and speed.
    Front suspension is provided in the form of the Headshock
    Fatty Ultra with 70mm of travel, and fingertip-lockout capabilities. The
    Bad Boy comes in matte black with black decals only, presenting an
    overall low-profile appearance. Hydraulic disc brakes and a 9-speed
    Shimano XT-XTR drivetrain are also standard fare. Volvo/Cannondale
    team riders have been known to use this bike as a pre-race warm-up
    machine. Indeed, its rugged construction would allow any commuter with
    strong legs, to slap on a number plate and go mtb racing (a change of
    wheelset is all that's required).

    The 2010-2015 (Dark Angel) Cannondale Bad Boy Cannondale
    should be impressed that their 2000-2001 Bad Boy is still going strong in
    post-apocalyptic America, and that it is the ride of choice for a superhuman teen.
    Any glimpses of the other bikes used by Max's co-workers at Jam Pony
    suggest that she was the only one who could get her hands on a
    high-performance ride after the nuclear war. Although her Bad Boy is bomb-proof,
    it has seen better days, and many modifications are evident.

    The Bad Boy no longer has its 700c wheelset. Instead, it is sporting what
    look to be 26" mountain tires on two separate wheelsets. The front
    wheelset is a magnesium offering (most likely Spinergy), and the rear is
    a standard aluminum 32 hole rim. Both wheelsets have a braking surface
    at the rim. The brakes appear to be Tectro side-pull cantilevers (a
    nondescript brand used by Cannondale on their hybrid bikes) and the
    clipless pedals have been replaced by flat pedals. Another noticeable
    feature is the Backscratcher mudguard - a must have in Seattle's rainy
    post-apocalyptic climate. The CAAD 4 frame is in one piece and the
    Headshock Fatty Ultra appears to be going strong.

    It's the End of the World as we Know it...
    So, for all you commuter, would-be superhumans who have a grim view
    of the world ahead, you can feel happy in the knowledge that your
    trusted steed might survive a nuclear war. In the mind of James
    Cameron at least, the future looks bomb proof.

    or view the OG article with pictues (of the bike) here
  2. NATO

    NATO Guest

    bah sod the bike

  3. NATO

    NATO Guest

  4. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

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  5. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

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    you damn right...trance kicks arse allright :cool:


    i miss being a bike courier. sun, fun, and getting hit by cars a lot.
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    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    "i'm am about to throw up maggots all over my tuna sandwhich"
  9. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

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    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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  13. nic sucks

    nic sucks New Jack

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    This info is not entirly correct. In the first season, she rode a Novara Buzz (REI brand bike) with a 650c Spinergy Rev-X. In the second season, she gets hit by a car, then gets the Cannondale.

    Just thought you'd like to know.
  14. Obsolete

    Obsolete Junior Member

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    i used to be a courier , pissing off the general public and car drivers alike , i to got hit by numerous cars and once snapped my bike into 5 separate parts....ahh those were the days