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"Are Elevated stay bikes cool?"
Poll ended at Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:53 am
Yes godammit... 68%  68%  [ 28 ]
Mmmm 17%  17%  [ 7 ]
No!!!!!!! 15%  15%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 41
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:53 am 
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Here goes one...


Seems that STW are also doing the coolwall thing now in their discussion thread...anyway.

Are Elevated stay bikes cool?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:56 am 
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Hell yeah! :twisted:


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"mmmm"

For me it can be very model/manufacture/size dependant, some look awesome (as pictured above) others look awfull in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:00 am 
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JeRkY wrote:
"mmmm"

For me it can be very model/manufacture/size dependant, some look awesome (as pictured above) others look awfull in my opinion.


I agree but still think cool. plus a great idea to move the stay out the way 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:01 am 
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What was the idea behind them? From what I know:

1) Allows for shorter "tucked in stays" helped climbing

2) Chain doesnt need to be broken.

3) err thats it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:01 am 
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Hell Yes :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:03 am 
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wasn't it to stop 'chain suck' i never get that with a Trimble :D


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4) no mud clogging bottom bracket area.

otherwise I think it was for climbing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:18 am 
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Definately a YES from me! Yeti Ultimate has to be the best example out there IMO.

One thing to note though - some manucturers used the frame design to follow the trend (early 90's) of getting the chainstays as short as possible. It helped with climbing for sure but descending became very skittish on some - again my opinion only.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:42 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
wasn't it to stop 'chain suck' i never get that with a Trimble :D


yeah, no chainslap either.
I think I asked on a STW thread once when cove were bringing out an estay version of the hummer.


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