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3/18/2023 8:05pm
jamesma wrote:
 New AXS dropping March 21?

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 New AXS dropping March 21?

kcy4130 wrote:

"the drivetrain of your dreams" ................. Good lord! I've seen some cheesy, over the top marketing before but that really does take the cake! 

Nightmares are dreams too, they're covering all bases!

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sspomer wrote:
sick jesse! enhanced. is that a hole? what about mud/dirt collection?  

sick jesse! enhanced. is that a hole? what about mud/dirt collection?

specializedgloryhole.jpg?VersionId=fxcNBjk.lPIsp0.un5xUrQiBOP

 

It is not a hole. You can see it at the first Loic's insta photo.

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3/18/2023 10:13pm

tried to grab demo picz from crankworx webcast

Screen Shot 2023-03-18 at 11.11.26 PM

 Screen Shot 2023-03-18 at 11.11.03 PM

 

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3/18/2023 10:29pm
sspomer wrote:
tried to grab demo picz from crankworx webcast    

tried to grab demo picz from crankworx webcast

Screen Shot 2023-03-18 at 11.11.26 PM

 Screen Shot 2023-03-18 at 11.11.03 PM

 

Bike looked like it was working so good. Loic was just standing still with the bike floating under him!

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3/18/2023 10:31pm Edited Date/Time 3/18/2023 10:40pm

Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved

(edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like a much more polished way to seal off whatever's under there than the fabric)

 

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What was the green light on the LHS side of Loic's handlebar?

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3/18/2023 10:48pm
sspomer wrote:
tried to grab demo picz from crankworx webcast    

tried to grab demo picz from crankworx webcast

Screen Shot 2023-03-18 at 11.11.26 PM

 Screen Shot 2023-03-18 at 11.11.03 PM

 

I came to post the first pic but you beat me to it haha, good grab! :D \m/

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toodles wrote:

What was the green light on the LHS side of Loic's handlebar?

He's running motion instruments all over his bike so I think it's just apart of the data acquisition system

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3/18/2023 11:13pm
Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved (edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like...

Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved

(edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like a much more polished way to seal off whatever's under there than the fabric)

 

Back to the carbon covers like he had on the last bike. Almost makes it more intriguing because we can see more, but still understand nothing about what is going on. 

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Back to the carbon covers like he had on the last bike. Almost makes it more intriguing because we can see more, but still understand nothing...

Back to the carbon covers like he had on the last bike. Almost makes it more intriguing because we can see more, but still understand nothing about what is going on. 

Yep, looks like the carbon cover and electronic lockout have made their way over to this bike. Jack is a mad genius.

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3/18/2023 11:47pm
toodles wrote:

What was the green light on the LHS side of Loic's handlebar?

Obvious choice would be some sort of mode light for whatever is attached to his suspension.... It's also been speculated that it's some sort of split time light to show if he is on time.

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3/18/2023 11:52pm Edited Date/Time 3/18/2023 11:58pm
Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved (edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like...

Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved

(edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like a much more polished way to seal off whatever's under there than the fabric)

 

If it's not sealed sealed, the dirt will build up under it. Which is worse than having it all open.

 

@sspomer nice one with the filename, thought it was Jesse at first :D

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3/19/2023 12:05am
Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved (edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like...

Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved

(edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like a much more polished way to seal off whatever's under there than the fabric)

 

Primoz wrote:
If it's not sealed sealed, the dirt will build up under it. Which is worse than having it all open.   @sspomer nice one with the...

If it's not sealed sealed, the dirt will build up under it. Which is worse than having it all open.

 

@sspomer nice one with the filename, thought it was Jesse at first :D

As a wise man once said, loam shelf cool, but loam shelf on linkage very bad

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3/19/2023 12:08am
Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved (edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like...

Guess the cover isn't gone; it's just evolved

(edit - it might actually make sense for Specialized to keep it this way for release. looks like a much more polished way to seal off whatever's under there than the fabric)

 

Back to the carbon covers like he had on the last bike. Almost makes it more intriguing because we can see more, but still understand nothing...

Back to the carbon covers like he had on the last bike. Almost makes it more intriguing because we can see more, but still understand nothing about what is going on. 

My guess is we're either gonna get a well-timed, potato quality shot from the pits or we're getting nothing until the official release (it's been years with the carbon shock cover and we still haven't gotten a single peek to my knowledge)

 

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3/19/2023 5:18am
I wonder what’s this?   

I wonder what’s this? 1F21B711-00D0-4621-BB80-A1FBAFF20B44

 

my guess it tells Loic if hes green or red on each of the splits

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3/19/2023 6:02am

Two-year old news. It's an electronic lockout for the rear shock.

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3/19/2023 6:16am

Imagine specialized is trolling us all since the beginning and will come out with this demo with an enclosed shock/link (à la enclosed honda drivetrain)

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I wonder what’s this?   

I wonder what’s this? 1F21B711-00D0-4621-BB80-A1FBAFF20B44

 

That button is for ordering champagne 🍾  🥂 🏁

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3/19/2023 6:39am

The green light… I’d like to think it’s for split times but right out of the gate it was already green… 

 

Neko is also very curious as to what is going on.

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3/19/2023 7:25am Edited Date/Time 3/19/2023 8:09am

Green light on Bruni's bars is the suspension mode system. Green more open damping, no light is more closed or firm damping. It was used on the older Demo in latter part of last year (including Worlds win). 

The light is on a stack that has the mode button on it. Plenty of photos of it if you google search. I saw it in person when he came here to the US for Snowshoe.

 

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3/19/2023 7:27am

Imagine specialized is trolling us all since the beginning and will come out with this demo with an enclosed shock/link (à la enclosed honda drivetrain)

totally looks like, hahaha, is somebody checking is they are using rear derailleur??

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Seeing as old is new again these days, there is room for a 2nd smaller shock in that lump under the DT.

Or maybe they are doing the same as the scrapped C'Dale DH bike and decoupling the spring and the damper?

CannondaleDH-2694373.jpg?VersionId=mioMKDmKBT9TjqAsu83SXFm

 

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..new pedal in the works from Title MTB on Brett Rheeders Commencal?

 

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mirgrot
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3/19/2023 8:15am

Why wasn't Mick Hanna on the new Yeti?

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3/19/2023 8:52am

I wonder if this custom linkage on the factory GT Force will ever make it to production. They've been using it for almost a year now, I think.

 

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3/19/2023 9:03am Edited Date/Time 3/19/2023 10:13am
mirgrot wrote:

Why wasn't Mick Hanna on the new Yeti?

isn't his deal with yeti on their ebike Enduro team? That's not to say he wouldn't have access to their other bikes, but I'm not sure he be would be the one to race the new dh bike first. 

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Primoz wrote:
If it's not sealed sealed, the dirt will build up under it. Which is worse than having it all open.   @sspomer nice one with the...

If it's not sealed sealed, the dirt will build up under it. Which is worse than having it all open.

 

@sspomer nice one with the filename, thought it was Jesse at first :D

Pretty sure Jack takes care of any dirt that might have the effrontery to migrate on to Loic's bike..

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