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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:56 pm 
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http://roadcyclinguk.com/news/gear-news ... ml#slide-1
Last one was an MXL I believe ??
The future - somehow i doubt it in this world of disposable bikes.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Jerome wrote:
http://roadcyclinguk.com/news/gear-news/pro-bike-dean-downings-genesis-volare-953.html#slide-1
Last one was an MXL I believe ??
The future - somehow i doubt it in this world of disposable bikes.


Good to see that they've managed to get these machines on the road after all. Last I heard, due to design/weight issues the squad was going to have to resort to alloy-framed bikes as a stop-gap whilst the steel Volare was being refined a bit more.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:17 pm 
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Nice to see a modern road bike that I can get excited about. 8)

953 lovelyness. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:20 pm 
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I love steel but those are some chunky looking tubes :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:41 pm 
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Aahh..953 stainless steel.Having picked one of these up at Mercians a while ago.I can say it was very very light.It story comes as no suprise to me.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
I love steel but those are some chunky looking tubes :shock:


Check the wall thickness though. :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:03 pm 
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The guy who repaired my roadbike frame for me does a lot with 953, none of them, that i've seen, look that meaty?
There must be a huge range of different diametres i suppose.
http://www.paulusquiros.net/bikes/953sports


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:09 pm 
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The design guys at Genesis have been working very closely with Reynolds to get the stiffness they need at a weight that's acceptable.

I don't know who makes the frames though, as I think Genesis production frames are made in Taiwan, along with most other 520, 725 and 853 (production) frames you see.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:16 pm 
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1.7 kg for a frame set :shock: pffffffff...wouldnt get out of bed for anything that heavy :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:00 am 
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NeilM wrote:
The design guys at Genesis have been working very closely with Reynolds to get the stiffness they need at a weight that's acceptable.


It's fairly exotic stuff they're working with, too - as well as 953 (martensitic aging stainless) there's another new stainless tubeset called 931 which is precipitation-hardening steel. I used to work in a lab that analysed those kinds of alloys - quite demanding specs!

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