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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Nice show pics of the new Xizang :D don't like the wheels :D


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they've already had a front end knock and bent the down tube!

Duh...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:43 pm 
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:lol:


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This is in the wrong section.


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cyfa2809 wrote:
This is in the wrong section.


5 pages down the line :lol: :lol:


:roll: Tsk tsk mods


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:10 am 
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merckx wrote:
most new bikes are going for tapered steerers. even road bikes. it also gives a bigger surface area to connect the down tube into. result, stiffer front end on the frame, which is a good thing


Basically a requirement of CEN, EN. Accoriding to one of GT's current product managers most of the old bikes we now like to ride would not pass today's standards that must be met for cycle testing of frames or braking.
I beleive 1-1/4" steerer or large is now required on all new bikes/frames in Europe, correct?


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racer x wrote:
Nice show pics of the new Xizang :D don't like the wheels :D



Its not a flattering picture :? and who chose the spec to show that bike at its best.... :roll: they need shooting imo.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:36 am 
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crank brothers wheels are fugly to the power of ten.

look at the cables on that thing, it must have nineteen lockout systems :lol:

built with a more subtle and classy set of wheels, and nicer saddle and bars etc,i think it would look good. the above build is a bit on the crass side..


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That is one of the worst modern builds I have ever seen, ugly.

Off topic but what do these new CEN rules force? and what are is the end result? My bike has taken 19 years of abuse and is still going strong, were they brought in because modern bikes were breaking too often?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:50 pm 
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T'boo Ted wrote:
any I dea when it gets released... I truly don't want a 29er, ...

but if its a 29er, then it will be an easy decision...


Being thick but why would you not want a 29er?


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