Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo at Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/13/2018 8:58 PM
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Sram sponsorship era shifters?

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Added a comment about product review Short Travel, Loads of Fun - Riding the 2019 Giant Trance 29 8/8/2018 1:51 PM
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What do you mean? I'm not bemoaning bent seat tubes because of dropper insertion but because of the god awful seating position they give you at seat heights normal for riders of XL (and even L) frames. Which positions your behind (and with that CoG as well) way too close to the rear axle.

Steep seat tubes my ass, only if your seat height is around the stack height. Which mostly means riders of M frames.

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Added a comment about product review Short Travel, Loads of Fun - Riding the 2019 Giant Trance 29 8/7/2018 11:13 AM
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God damn bent seat tubes... When will they learn?

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 8/7/2018 10:51 AM

Where?

Added a comment about photo Custom Fender Bolt Hole on Syndicate V10 7/4/2018 1:50 PM
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TBH that extra bolt hole for a fender made sense even when the first pictures came out.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 7/4/2018 4:14 AM

Well they are a huge German direct sales company, maybe market research showed they need to do this to cater to their target audience.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/25/2018 12:16 PM

On the other hand, i found this on Vital: "The Obsys is 27.5 and 29-inch wheel compatible running 220mm of travel in 27.5 mode and 200mm in 29er mode as a spacer limits the travel." And it has a steerer that enables different offsets (+/- 3 mm from the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/25/2018 12:10 PM

Would make sense. With the Obsys being an upside down fork, they could squeeze a 29er in there, but the ATC wouldn't neccessarily be correct, the crowns are quite complex to make a one-off just for Scott to quickly test a 29er bike (compared to throwing

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/19/2018 12:00 PM

Can we not quote pictures? Thanks.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/18/2018 8:35 AM

I agree on that part, of course. Special occasion stuff makes a brand much more interesting, like the orange lowers of FOX forks and the red lowers of the new Boxxer and Lyrik (i want a red Lyrik RC2!

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/18/2018 7:43 AM

Having a small amount of simple designs instead of weird designs from the community gives a cohesive brand and/or product outlook, making you instant recognizable. What do you think is on a bike, if you see a completely black fork with yellow/gold knobs? ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: Canyon's Insanely High-Value 2018 Spectral AL 6.0 5/31/2018 12:38 PM
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A comparable Meta is 500 € more expensive in Europe. FOr that money you can go carbon (and M1700 wheelset with a Reverb) in the Spectral land.

This bike is a killer. It doesn't make sense to recommend anything else, other than maybe the 8.0 carbon version, but more due to the wheels than due to the carbon frame. But even that, given another 500 € for carbon and better wheelsets, is a steal!

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Added a comment about photo PROTOTYPE SPECIALIZED DEMO 29 FRAME 5/31/2018 7:42 AM
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I'd say it's there to adjust the final geo numbers - possibly a BB30 shell or something like that with an eccentric offset. I doubt it will be present in the production version.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 5/29/2018 7:47 AM

I've actually been thinking what would happen if you would take a geometron, slam the rear end to ~420 mm, steepen the head angle to at least 66° if not even something like 67° (66,6° as a happy medium

) and keep the cockpit length and the ... more »
Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 5/28/2018 9:32 PM

Wyn is worth a lot in marketing terms. EDIT: Oh, and regarding bike lengths, with my current bike i went to a 10 cm longer bike (~1120ish mm wheelbase of Meta 5.5 to ~1220 mm wheelbase of the Giant Reign). The only major difference, out of the gate, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 5/28/2018 12:01 PM

I'd say the most pressing missing piece in SC offering is the lack of decently angled seat tubes (not all this slack, offset malarkey they are doing now). Also, SO measurements depend on the location (relative to the wheelbase) of measurement, so it's ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 5/26/2018 5:49 AM

Well you have the Pivot Phoenix that requires an air shock due to a larger shaft size to provide additional stiffness in the frame. That and the in-plane nature of mountain bike suspension (in principle) compared to a much more 3D geometry of practically

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 5/24/2018 1:07 PM

FWIW, the Sender has an almost exactly the same layout.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 5/23/2018 9:51 PM

What is the point of the vertical piece then? Plus if you look closely at the photo, you can see the vertical link gets thicker or bigger towards the bottom, where the shock eyelet is. There is no such thing on the chainstay visible. Plus that having ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 5/23/2018 9:57 AM

I can definitely see your point and agree with it. Though regarding the Cannondale thing, it's not all that uncommon. Granted, the last two generations of Scott's Genius bikes (and all Sparks as well) has used relatively unchanged shock in the grand

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