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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:50 am 
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....I've had several full suspension frame designs swimming around in my head and on paper for a good few years now, alas in this day and age most of them have been realised by various bike companies whereas the other ones have been dropped due to complexity....however this isn't going to stop me, oh no! I'm looking at an overbuilt 5" to 6" travel frame to handle my current lard arse....

So, the preliminary talks are underway with a 'certain framebuilder' and I'm looking into the CNC work for the bottom bracket/pivot, rear drops/pivot, and the seat stay/chainstay bridges..... the swing links have already been made.

Exciting times!

If this goes ahead then the other half is going to kill me......oh well!


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Haha!

So what kind of design you thinking of? Something similar to whats already out there with a few tweaks? Something completey your own - never seen before? Or just straight up copy But obviously custom)?

I assume you have access to softwares to check the mechanics of it? Or letting framebuilder do it?

Who would be your builder of choice?

What kind of materials are you thinking?


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It's a very well used existing design, in fact probably one of the most common-place ones. My case in point being that the geometry will be my own and it will be overbuilt, none of these coke can thin alloy pipes here!

The frame builder should be obvious considering who sponsors my bike team ;) CNC work will probably be being done here in the UK by friends who work in the bike industry. A dual nation amalgam as t'were. The frame builder sure knows his shit where suspension comes into play as well.


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Oh blimmin hell!

I didnt know he sponsored yourselves! Thought it was just made by.

Uh oh, i sense something good.
What about finishing kit? Im sure you have it built and ready to ride in your head?


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Kinda sorted on the build..... but I am sure it will change so I'm not committing to anything just yet. Little things like still hmmmm'ing and ahhhh'ing over the new X-type cranks and external bottom brackets over the ISIS/Octolink/Square tapers of old..... More than likely running the new X-Fusion coil over Vector shock and Vengeance forks. Do I choose UK or US parts....i.e. Hayes or Hope brakes etc, etc.


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I think you could choose either really. BUt only from those 2 (as much as possible).

Sounds good, is it pipe dream or not? I dont think it is.

The x fusion stuff is making waves right now and rightly so.


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pipedream...well it all comes down to the CNC'ing to be honest. I'm quietly confident however.

We're running the X-Fusion coil over shocks with the team's FB10 downhill frames, no problems with them whatsoever as of yet. They're also working with a certain Paul Turner on their new stuff.


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