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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:08 pm 
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taken from the IF Blog In several weeks we'll be formally launching the Deluxe Redux. It will be a limited release; only 36 units will be sold as complete bikes in one of three color combinations. They will still be individually built to order, but we are purposely defining this bicycle in a specific way.

I've been thinking about this project for some time now, and the concept was solidified after a conversation with Chris Chance earlier this year at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Sacramento. Chris has been away from the bicycle industry for over a decade, and we discussed the breadth of change during his absence; some of it good, and some of it overwhelming in it's complexity.

So, if, like me, you are yearning for the simple fun that mountain biking represented in its early days, then I think that you'll like the Deluxe Redux. It's purpose is to take the best of modern know how and blend it with the simplicity and not-so-serious aspects of mountain biking's early days.

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We've enlisted a few partners to help us make this project happen, including some custom Chris King anodization and Fat City's segmented fork master Chris Igleheart. Here's a little teaser, from which you can gather where this is going.


Ride safe and hope to see you at the RAID Rockingham or the Rapha Cycle Club visit.

Cheers,

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Get your order in now 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:13 pm 
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:o :o What are the chances its a 29er I wonder?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:59 am 
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more than likely...

oh well will be interesting to see...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:23 am 
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We should have a sweepstake on how much they will charge for it.

If they don't keep it secret that is.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:45 am 
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$4K? Steel rigid 29er with custom parts.


It will be interesteing to hear what CC thinks about mtb today, given that hes still riding a Ti FAT 26er.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:25 pm 
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interesting .........


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:07 am 
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kaiser wrote:
:o :o What are the chances its a 29er I wonder?


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http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum/f2/takes-village-deluxe-redux-27475.html wrote:
Will only be available as a 29er. Friends don't let friends ride little wheels.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:13 am 
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Could have been sweet. In a 26" wheel. Wonder if Chris Chance had any genuine input?

Original link here > http://ifbikesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/ ... close.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:44 am 
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John wrote:
Could have been sweet. In a 26" wheel..


IF could have at least offered the 26" as an option..? Sign O' The Times perhaps, 29 has taken off so much in the US that it's hard to envision the trend ebbing..

Maybe it's time to snap up www.retro26erbike.co.uk :wink: :lol:

I reckon going for Riviera Blue on my 98 IF Build was a little prescient on checking the colourways IF are going with the DR 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:20 pm 
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don't even think they ever seriously thought about a 26", maybe a 650B for the Small size but 26" is kinda dead in the US for a couple of years now. For a modern bike I would never consider a 26" bike myself.


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