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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:38 pm 
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A while ago I noticed a blue and yellow MTB that was often parked around my corner. Looked nice from a distance, but has an air of BSO about it. Perhaps because it's parked on the street between several normal bikes.

Today, as I walked past it, I paid a bit more attention to it and noticed that it was a Renault Sport.
I got on the interweb and quickly found out that it was a 2005 Renault Sport Team Spirit. No real pictures to be found though, but it's apparently something they built to commemorate their F1 success.

I can't find a decent pic of the 2005 version, but this is the 2006

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The 2005 frame looks very similar, but the colors are different.

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Anyone familiar with them? Or even heard of them? They seem to be extremely rare.
I'm thinking about contacting the owner and making an offer.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:49 pm 
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actually you are wrong, the colours are the same but in different places. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:59 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
actually you are wrong, the colours are the same but in different places. :lol:

:facepalm:

I meant to say that the layout was different, or the paint scheme. Thanks, now I feel really stupid.

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I still like the Renault though. Actually, the more I look at it, the more I like it.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Looks like a badge engineering exercise TBH.

Giant employed Renault F1 engineers as consultants to design the NRS series of bikes. My old NRS had a little Renault F1 logo on the seat tube.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:12 pm 
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I did come across the NRS name indeed. Renault F1-derived suspension design, or at least that was the claim.

The 2006 one is around 31lbs apparently, so I take it that it was built to a budget.


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I have the Renault team spirit vtt 2005 v10 bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:12 pm 
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I hope it's better than their current F1 engines, but looking at the pics, maybe not.


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