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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2013 Devinci Wilson Carbon 8/3/2012 7:28 PM
sino428

Thats pretty much what I meant. I realize there was alot of research into just how to make bikes out of Carbon, but it hasn't yet spawned any real now bike technology. What I mean is like some new radical design that was never possible due to the limitations of aluminum. Like some sort of linkage that may have worked great but was too heavy in aluminum or something of that nature. Like what kind of new design ideas will be opened up due to this new material. Like i said in my original post these new carbon bikes are cool, but for now they are just carbon versions of the old aluminum designs.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2013 Devinci Wilson Carbon 8/3/2012 11:34 AM
sino428

I agree with everything you are saying and I think you made the same general point as me actually when you said the design was already working well, so why change it. And I agree with that and that was kind of my point really. That these carbon bikes aren't really breaking a ton or new ground in terms of design and technology as some people make them out to be. They simply just found a better material to make the bikes out of it would seem. The use of Carbon isn't opening up any radical new designs or anything (yet anyway).

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2013 Devinci Wilson Carbon 8/3/2012 9:18 AM
sino428

All these carbon bikes are sweet for sure but at the same time I don't quite see the huge advances in design that everyone else seems to see. That goes for all these carbon frames and parts as well. We hear about these prototype carbon bikes for months and when they come out all they are is a copy of the aluminum design just made out of carbon. After all that R&D all it ends up being is the same bike or parts just made out of a different material. Now I'm not downplaying the benefits and performance, but like I said it the same bike just made out of carbon. There doesn't seem to be any groundbreaking designs here, just the same good designs made out of what seems to be a higher end material.

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I've been doing this new lat workout.....

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer - Vital OTB, 2012 Val D'Isere World Cup 7/28/2012 8:47 PM
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