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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:01 pm 
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Old school... Like everything, fashions do a full turn


full circle - right back to the start - looks like wooden frames could be back in fashion... :shock:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11612


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:49 pm 
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drive train needs to be redesigned

nothing much has changed there since the introduction of click shifting


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Yeah internal hub shifting and belt drive systems I reckon. As on that new orange prototype. Thats where its at I reckon.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:48 pm 
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Interesting, do you mean this:

http://www.descent-world.co.uk/index.ph ... &Itemid=82

one of our engineering degree 3rd year project suggestions was to design an encased bike gear train


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not all of it, but a big part of the future will be in downhill. these will be the first bikes to have fully working, usable, lightweight gearbox systems,
with the emphasis continuing onto lighter-weight brakes that are mega powerfull, to suspension that does exactly whats wanted of it, with hardly any disavantage.

& once carbon becomes more mainstream, & people are more confidant in it, it will make bikes sooo much lighter, if thats what people want.

So, in my opinion, if you want to see what the future holds, keep your eye on the DH scene :wink:


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:shock: Suntour are not dead :D those gear box's look like a LBS dream for ££ doing any work on


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Uphill races which are a combination xc and trials, ie time added for dabs.


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The Ken wrote:
full circle - right back to the start - looks like wooden frames could be back in fashion...


Again? I took these photos 20 years ago in Crested Butte.


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sub26lb 7in travel XC FS bikes.


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Mine's sub 26lb but 100mm at each end. If I added front and back would that count :)


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