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  • BONTRAGER is it

    BON-TRAY-GER
    or
    BON-TRAR-GER

    IBIS is it

    IGH-BIS
    or
    EE-BIS

    PANARACER is it

    PAN-A-RACK-ER
    or
    PAN-A-RACE-ER

    thanks, hope that makes sense to some people

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    BON-TRAY-GER

    PAN-A-RACE-ER

    nutsnvolks
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    No!

    Bontrager is…..
    BONT – RAG – ER

    ibis is…..
    EYE -BIS

    AND YEAH, panaracer is…
    PAN A RACE ER what would anyone think its panaRACKer?

    extremo
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    IGH-BIS thats what the guys who work there call them in there videos

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    How about Marin then..?

    cheez0
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    aarrringe foive.

    i’m from deb’m

    BON-TRAR-GER

    IGH-BIS

    PAN-A-RACE-ER

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    Commence Al

    or

    Common Saal

    ?

    Muke
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    coat ic
    or
    cot ic

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    COM-EN-SAL

    BON-TRAY-GER

    EYE-BIS

    PAN-A-RACER (how do you get that wrong?!)

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    It’s cot ic, isn’t it, the owner is called Si. Si Cot Ic.

    I don’t like it.

    I’m assuming most people pronounce Bontrager with a hard G, as opposed to BONTRAYJER?

    I used to say JER but now I say GER 🙂

    thepodge
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    Cot ic

    As in cycotic / psychotic

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    I used to say BONT-RAY-GRR, then was corrected to BONT-RAY-JER. Is that wrong then?

    And I thought it was EYE-BIS too.

    Panaracer obvious surely?

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    It’s cot ic, isn’t it, the owner is called Si. Si Cot Ic.

    Yup but as Podge says it’s Cy.

    See I was corrected opposite chakaping 🙂

    Sram, shram, s-ram?

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5XhKsif52w[/video]

    grum
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    The thing is with Bontrager – he’s American isn’t he? So it would probably be bon tray ger with a hard g, but presumably the name is of French origin so should really be pronounced bon tra jer or something? 🙂

    retro83
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    Common-Kal i was told, but i was never sure if they were taking the widdle

    Well Keith himself pronounces it BON-TRAY-GER

    tobin
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    I’m going to start saying PanaRACKer.

    Keith Bontrager introduced himself over the PA at the 24/12 as ‘bon-tray-ger’ (with a hard g) so whatever the euro pronounciation I suppose we should go with his version if we are talking about bike things with his name on them.

    As a half frenchie I can advise that the name Commencal has a soft c in the middle, and the ‘en’ bit is that French vowel sound half way between ‘on’ and ‘an’. You say ‘on’ with your voice but open your mouth wide. (try it out loud!)

    But where do you stop? Michelin has its own very recognised pronounciation in English and you’d sound well wierd going into your lbs or garage and asking for the French (ie real) way of saying it. (meesh-lang in my accent!)

    robhughes
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    What about Lapierre.How the hell does that one go… 😉

    tobin
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    Anyone else say SpeCKialized?

    tomat0
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    Lapierre = LA PEE AIR

    rewski
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    What about Lapierre

    Peter init, sometimes known as Peter Lemon, Peter Hot or Peter Frog.

    robhughes
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    Or is it Lap-e-air :-).So it translates as The Peter…Worst name for a bike ever…..
    Does that mean that my spicy is really (Peter the hot) or (The hot Peter).Very grim indeed… 😆

    tumnurkoz
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    OT.

    Don’t start me on Nike (as in Bike imo, i do not ride a Bikee) and Adidias (Adid-ass, not Adeedas)

    grum
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    Anyone else pronounce trek as truck?

    nigelb001
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    Is Giant JAI-ANT or JAI-UNT?

    Is Yeti YEAH TEA?

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    Yeah but Nike is from the Greek innit? So you pronounce the e

    bencooper
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    Bon-tray-ger
    Igh-bis (like the bird)
    Pan-a-racer
    Mar-in
    Commen-chal (as in loch)

    SRAM is just stupid, though – first rule of marketing, don’t give your company a name that no-one can say without sounding daft. Ess-ram? SSram? S-R-A-M? What does it stand for anyway? I still call it Sachs 😉

    shifter
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    Nick O’Lie’s Irish yeah?

    PanaracKer? That’s funny

    Reminds me I once went to the touring cars and an anorak next to was talking loudly so we could all overhear, as he educated his son in correct car pronunciation,

    NEEE-SAAAAWN
    Ruh-huh-en-out

    And that’s before he stared on the drivers names.

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    Nigel Farage rhymes with Barrage.

    Barrage Balloon – Farage Buffoon.

    (oh and if Heston Blumenthal pronounces it Blumen Thor L (as in thor, god of war) why does the rest of the world (‘cept me) pronounce it Blumen Tar L?)

    joeydeacon
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    What about Marzocchi?

    Mar Zoch Chi
    or
    Mar Zock Ee
    or something else?

    ryreed
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    From google, out of interest.

    “Q.What does SRAM mean?

    A.SRAM is the conglomeration of our founder’s names, Scott, Ray and sAM. The initials provided a simple way to come up with a corporate name that could be trademarked and directly translated into languages other than English. It is not pronounced S-RAM, SchRAM, or SkRAM. Just SRAM.”

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    Alright, so is it correct to plaurulise fork names. Most people Pikes, recons, Lyriks, Floats. But the sticker on the side is singular and they using only have one susupension fork, or ‘pair of forks’.

    And is ‘pair of forks’ for 1 Pike, a tautology?

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    I eat my dinner with a knife and a pair of forks. That’s why I’m Big John

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    ORANGE
    or
    O-RANGE

    those who know how that Halifax lot of filing cabinert recyclers got their name would probably say O-RANGE

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    This one’s quite funny for us – we have a bit of an in joke about the S-Ram pronunciation. Not sure where it came from, as you’d never have it with other brands, would you?

    Ess-himano
    Em-avic
    Gee-Opro

    😉

    Rorschach
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    I’ve heard Commencal referred to as Com-men-kal,Com-ekal,Com-menshal,Com-mershal and my personal favourite Cannondale .

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