Fabien Barel on a Prototype Canyon DH Bike?

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3/9/2016 6:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/10/2016 7:56 AM

This photo was sent to us from Crankworx Rotorua claiming it's Fabien Barel on Canyon's new downhill bike.



Fabien has alluded to a new DH bike on his Facebook page with this cover photo, and Canyon has a mini site dedicated to the bike's upcoming launch.



Here it is in action:


Another exciting moment for me to come... #DrawTheLine#dataacquisition Canyon

Posted by Fabien Barel on Wednesday, March 9, 2016


There's not a whole lot to see, but post any news or pics right here if you see it out there in internet land.

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3/9/2016 6:49 PM

Boom.



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3/9/2016 8:08 PM

bturman wrote:

Boom.



You sneak that photo acting like you were using your phone? Haha

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3/9/2016 8:09 PM

bturman wrote:

Boom.



When I see telemetry, I think of Gravity Republic right away.
Weren't there rumours of them riding for Canyon at some point?

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3/9/2016 11:10 PM

bturman wrote:

Boom.



fabdemaere wrote:

When I see telemetry, I think of Gravity Republic right away.
Weren't there rumours of them riding for Canyon at some point?

Why ? DH racers especially the french have been using Telemetry since back in the mid 90's on the World Cup scene!



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3/10/2016 7:53 AM



horst-link design with a carbon front and aluminum rear.
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3/10/2016 8:32 AM

I like how they used the black and white cammo like the auto and motorcycle companies do.

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3/11/2016 8:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/13/2016 3:57 PM

UPDATED - sven sent over this interview with fabien barel. he discusses the bike a bit as well as some things he's been working on with mavic and urge. since we've had this thread going for a bit now, i'm putting everything here instead of a separate feature article.



photos by Sven Martin












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3/13/2016 4:09 PM

Those are some funny looking Deemax wheels!

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3/13/2016 6:07 PM

Loving the undercover wrap/paint job! I'd love to do a frame like that.

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3/13/2016 8:03 PM

Its called Razzle Dazzle you nOObs, they used it in World War 1.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

"the intention of dazzle is not to conceal but to make it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed, and heading" so it makes sense for a prototype frame to be conspicuous yet hard to hit with a torpedo, or measure head angle.

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3/13/2016 8:30 PM

canyon/fabien canyon used it in 2014 too


photo by sven from EWS that year

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3/13/2016 9:11 PM

mbikes1 wrote:

Those are some funny looking Deemax wheels!

Don't see their usual ISM shaping around the nipples, so perhaps their first carbon MTB offering?

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3/14/2016 12:12 AM

Fab is da man, good to see him back on a DH bike.

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3/14/2016 12:36 AM

mbikes1 wrote:

Those are some funny looking Deemax wheels!

Capricorn wrote:

Don't see their usual ISM shaping around the nipples, so perhaps their first carbon MTB offering?

Amer Sports (parent company of Mavic) just purchased Enve a few weeks ago. Perhaps this is an Enve wheelset painted to look Mavicy

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3/14/2016 2:19 AM

onenerdykid* wrote:

Amer Sports (parent company of Mavic) just purchased Enve a few weeks ago. Perhaps this is an Enve wheelset painted to look Mavicy

The rims have eyelets, so definitely alloy. Also enve has internal nipples.
I think it will be a while until we see results from that ENVE purchase. First MTB product will probably be XC and not rushing into the relatively small and literally tough DH sector.

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3/14/2016 4:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/14/2016 4:34 AM

So is this cesar rojo's bike from last year?
Err, nope this is horst link rojo's looks to be dual short link. Wonder if it ever make production...

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3/14/2016 5:50 AM

Notice he is using an oval chainring too.

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3/14/2016 8:36 AM

Fredleth wrote:

Notice he is using an oval chainring too.

fabien's been running an oval ring for a while due to injury and "asymmetrical" power output : ) he discusses it in this bike check - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/WINNING-BIKE-Fabien-Barels-Canyon-Strive-CF,8214/Slideshow,0/sspomer,2

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3/14/2016 9:18 AM

Is he riding a smaller wheel in the front than in the back in the second to last picture?

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3/15/2016 8:46 AM

Hilleye wrote:

Is he riding a smaller wheel in the front than in the back in the second to last picture?

I highly doubt it. But that picture does make it look kinda that way.

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