Why Are Google's Bikes So Ugly?

May 2, 2012 • 8:00 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Photo Of The Day

New Google Bikes

Google has supposedly had a new shipment of bikes come in. Roberto Bayardo, a Google Principal Research Scientist on Ad Quality, posted a picture to his Google+ profile. His scientific explanation on why the bikes are so ugly - "to prevent theft."


They are pretty ugly, I would never buy a bike in this color, nor would I steal it.

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Steven Weldler

05/02/2012 01:57 pm

Same reason that bowling shoes are so ugly...

Tad Chef

05/02/2012 03:20 pm

Did you mean colorful?

Aaron Friedman

05/02/2012 03:26 pm

Maybe that's why they are so ugly, so people don't steal them :)


05/02/2012 03:29 pm

I love them...does anyone know where they are sold?


05/03/2012 12:31 pm

No. He meant ugly!


05/03/2012 04:22 pm

They look good for getting around a Google campus and showing you're a googler, but would you really want to own one and tool around town on it?  Hey, a multicolored happy rainbow bike (ching ching!)

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