tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29196779.post6875291094425416690..comments2014-04-01T00:49:58.194-05:00Comments on Pappillon: Bike Weight Marketing BSJMPnoreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29196779.post-26744303333466641052010-09-17T19:31:37.729-05:002010-09-17T19:31:37.729-05:00Or go to the UK Giant site where the weight weenie...Or go to the UK Giant site where the weight weenie Brits demand and get the weight - 24.12 for an X1Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29196779.post-53534383156301216182010-09-16T14:31:43.736-05:002010-09-16T14:31:43.736-05:00In probability theory and statistics, the variance...In probability theory and statistics, the variance is used as one of several descriptors of a distribution. It describes how far values lie from the mean. In particular, the variance is one of the moments of a distribution. In that context, it forms part of a systematic approach to distinguishing between probability distributions. While other such approaches have been developed, those based on moments are advantageous in terms of mathematical and computational simplicity.<br /><br />The variance is a parameter describing a theoretical probability distribution, while a sample of data from such a distribution can be used to construct an estimate of this variance: in the simplest cases this estimate can be the sample variance.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29196779.post-41579569161726646312010-09-15T10:10:47.543-05:002010-09-15T10:10:47.543-05:00Specialized provides a similar response when askin...Specialized provides a similar response when asking about the weight of their bikes. Interestingly, the folks at Scott Bikes have no problem displaying the bike weights on their website...2010 Spark RC weighs in at a sick 21.59lbs!!jjmhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00608500342448609502noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29196779.post-86071285965828895132010-09-15T08:34:05.525-05:002010-09-15T08:34:05.525-05:00What the f..k are "variances"?What the f..k are "variances"?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29196779.post-20087092954978190112010-09-13T05:06:50.873-05:002010-09-13T05:06:50.873-05:00A common question - but clearly not one they'r...A common question - but clearly not one they're bored with yet!!<br /><br />How hard could it be? Just tell us the weight of a medium frame and we can, just about, figure it out for ourselves. Or, we could go to our 'local' retailer and find a 'qualified technician' who can just regurgitate the same gobshite from the Giant brochure, before (scientifically and with unerring accuracy) allow us to pick one up (regardless of size) and give it a bit of a shake....<br /><br />The Anthem is a great bike though, so don’t let Giant’s marketing people put you off too much! Mind you, have you read some of the other manufacturers stuff??? I think it’s all about lifestyle….Stephen_Mnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-29196779.post-49042688213961986942010-09-12T16:19:34.529-05:002010-09-12T16:19:34.529-05:00Good point. How hard is it for them to weigh the ...Good point. How hard is it for them to weigh the bike as it comes from the factory. Yes, if I put a different saddle on it, some pedals, a seat bag with extra tube, leavers, CO2, and a chuck, then it will weigh more. I hate PR and the flacks that write the dreck.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com