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5/13/2021 9:57 AM

It has adjustable chainstays so we will probably see it on the new 2022 enduro aswell

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5/13/2021 9:59 AM

dolface wrote:

Bunch of speculation from cyclingtips: ...more

Someone (can't remember who) pointed out that the reverse arch design patent that Manitou/Answer/Hayes owns is expiring this fall. I thought it was on this article, but it's not. They believe this fork will have to wait until then to be released. That does raise the question, is anyone else going to try the reverse arch? I realize at this point it's also a visual differentiation between brands but if it is advantageous weight-wise I would think someone may try to switch to it.

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5/13/2021 10:57 AM

29 wrote:

Fox gravel fork from Geoff Kabush's insta:

https://www.instagram.com/p/COvRTJbN50v/

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Big Bird wrote:

So does the RAD on there stand for Reverse Arch Design? Are they paying Manitou anything for that?

looks like the reverse arch might (almost) hit the frame if fully compressed :D

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5/13/2021 11:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/13/2021 11:50 AM

The lowers remind me of my old RS Mag 21. 90's mtb vibes for sure!

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5/13/2021 12:04 PM

mntnmrtn wrote:

The lowers remind me of my old RS Mag 21. 90's mtb vibes for sure!

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Gravel bikes will have 2.5 tires, 5+ inches of suspension and sub 65° head angles by 2040.

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5/13/2021 2:17 PM

Masjo wrote:

Someone (can't remember who) pointed out that the reverse arch design patent that Manitou/Answer/Hayes owns is expiring this ...more

The Zeb was marketed as having a really offset (forwards) arch in order to clear the headtube. As in it can go past the bottom of it. With a reverse arch you have even less space in that regard as you can make the arch only lower to clear the frame. Plus frames slope downwards behind the headtube.

Then there's the fender mounting problem.

As for stiffness, as long as the position of the arch relative to the stanchions is the same, it won't have a massive impact. If you offset it more, it will make the fork a bit stiffer and all and Manitou forks did appear to have a bit more of an offset. Though that could also be caused by the fact the arch was thinner compared to other manufacturer's products.

Then there's the question of manufacturing, with a standard arch you can hide the ugly parts of the mould (webbing to gain strength without weight, ejector pins, etc.) behind the arch, facing the stanchion. With the manitou design you will either face it forwards towards the stanchions and make it visible from the front, or have it in the back, as usual, but also make it a bit more visible, as the stanchions won't hide it. The lowers stanchion hole and the root of the arch might also be a complicated area for the tooling (depending on the shape) and cause some not-so-pretty tool lines and the likes, which is again something that would be a lot more visible with a rearwards arch design. The front arch really covers up a lot of the nitty gritty stuff and leaves the surfaces very nice and smooth. And most buyers buy products with their eyes, not by the numbers and facts smile

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5/14/2021 8:16 AM

The wait is over soon. YT will probably release the new Capra on Tuesday!

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5/14/2021 2:28 PM

C-LION wrote:

The wait is over soon. YT will probably release the new Capra on Tuesday!

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What will it be this time. A Kevin spade miniseries? A Morgan freeman audiobook? A commission from banksy? Perhaps Fabio will model with it?

Hopefully it’s dark Norton boosting some huge gaps. But I’m prepared to be disappointed.

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5/14/2021 7:24 PM

bulletbass man wrote:

What will it be this time. A Kevin spade miniseries? A Morgan freeman audiobook? A commission from banksy? Perhaps Fabio will ...more

It looks like it has some special forces or something in it

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5/15/2021 1:11 PM

The new YT Capra...an evolution, rather than a revolution?
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5/15/2021 6:27 PM

I appreciate the spy shot, but I've seen clearer bigfoot pics lol

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5/16/2021 8:14 AM

Some new spy shots from the new version of the Commencal Supreme DH bike. The bike seems to work when looking at the qualifying results of the Commencal riders at a local race in Portugal.

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5/16/2021 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/16/2021 11:11 AM

C-LION wrote:

The new YT Capra...an evolution, rather than a revolution?
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Here’s a clearer pic of that bike

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5/16/2021 12:48 PM

C-LION wrote:

Some new spy shots from the new version of the Commencal Supreme DH bike. The bike seems to work when looking at the ...more

I like that not only the factory riders get the prototype frames (maybe also near production, i dont care). Commencal does an acelent job here.

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5/16/2021 4:31 PM

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5/17/2021 2:33 AM

That’s their new enduro rig, right? Looks like they ain’t on the high-pivot bandwagon, still a vpp... smile

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5/17/2021 5:26 AM

Something new from either canyon or Nukeproof

Probably new reactor

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5/17/2021 6:07 AM

noeserdalt wrote:

Something new from either canyon or Nukeproof

Probably new reactor

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Or something completely different!

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5/17/2021 10:28 AM

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From Gamux IG story.
Frame doesn't match either their Runi or Marca frames.
Long travel enduro with double crown fork maybe?
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5/17/2021 11:12 AM

noeserdalt wrote:

Something new from either canyon or Nukeproof

Probably new reactor

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baronKanon wrote:

Or something completely different!

Or the new torque that has been teased

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5/17/2021 12:22 PM

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5/17/2021 12:35 PM

noeserdalt wrote:

Something new from either canyon or Nukeproof

Probably new reactor

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baronKanon wrote:

Or something completely different!

bulletbass man wrote:

Or the new torque that has been teased

Definitely not a Torque with those noodly stanchions.

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5/17/2021 1:48 PM

lickmycrinkle wrote:

Definitely not a Torque with those noodly stanchions.

And top tube mounted shock

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5/17/2021 4:28 PM

hitar_potar wrote:

That’s their new enduro rig, right? Looks like they ain’t on the high-pivot bandwagon, still a vpp... smile

I saw Gwin out at a local enduro race on one of the protos. definitely a vpp

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5/17/2021 11:32 PM

Seen on PAGE 102 from 28th march
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5/18/2021 12:02 AM

raozaki wrote: Photo
From Gamux IG story.
Frame doesn't match either their Runi or Marca frames.
Long travel enduro with double crown fork maybe?

looks like a gear box bike.

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5/18/2021 12:24 AM

krabo83 wrote:

looks like a gear box bike.

It says there "pinion", which is gearbox :p

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5/18/2021 1:01 AM

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Fork looks small, like 150-160mm small. New version of Jeffsy???

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5/18/2021 4:27 AM

qblambda wrote:

Seen on PAGE 102 from 28th march
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Haha wow. If it was not for the Intense print scheme this might as well be a Santa Cruz.

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5/18/2021 6:19 AM

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