Nvidia just announced its GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards, and it's safe to say, the promises are impressive. Many people are curious how AMD will compete, but as it turns out, AMD isn't just pedaling towards its Big Navi RX 6000 launch – it's also getting into the bike market.
Okay, you might think we're only joking there, but AMD truly is selling bikes now as a new item in the AMD fan shop. Two types of bikes are available for purchase: the AMD Custom Cruiser and the AMD Custom Mountain Bike, which we presume is the XT model as it's aimed at enthusiasts.
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. If you're more interested in the state of AMD's efforts in the chip market, head over to our Intel vs AMD CPU article.
If these are from AMD's graphics division, they should have been stationary bikes.
Some cave dwelling kid is going to kill himself on that MTB if they venture outdoors.
Nice work on dropping your name to the bottom of credibility.
I have some letters to write..brb
The picture shows the brake cable from the handle bars goes directly down to the front brakes without going through the frame. The cable looks so tight if you turned the handle bars the cable would snap! What Genius thought this was a good picture to use for advertising?
Since the front fork, wheel and brake should move with the handlebar, this shouldn't be an issue. ;)
It's when the handlebar goes one way and the front wheel goes another you have a problem, and your brake cable will be the least of them! :D
This was assembled by a typical walmart level assembly dude. I've seen worse.