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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:24 am 
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What was the model name of the Cannondale DH bike that had a load of gearing/cogs/chains around the bottom bracket? I think it was being run by the sponsored riders for a season around the late 90's.

The bikes looked as though they weighed a ton.

EDIT: I think it was the Fulcrum from 1998.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:34 am 
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Pretty cool slideshow and narration:

http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features ... /sspomer,2


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Wow, thanks for posting that link, fascinating stuff there. Some of the evolution of my Gemini is covered in the second slide show.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:21 am 
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Awesome bike!
I think the fulcrum would have almost be 1 of the first full sus bikes to have a virtual pivot point? Was a great idea to use 2 BB's to be able to gear it up so you got much more ground clearance.
I have a article somewhere where the magazine got their hands on Miles Rockwells team one. They loved it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:10 pm 
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The 2 bb allowed the gearing to be altered, but the effect the chain had on the suspension remained constant as it was designed aroundthat size of front ring.


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