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  • Paul 9:13 am on June 30, 2009 | #

    Shock horror, how do you singlespeed that…

  • Si 4:49 pm on June 30, 2009 | #

    You going be riding it (in the Mega) Brant?

  • shedfire 5:06 pm on June 30, 2009 | #

    Not me, not this year.

  • graham foot 8:34 pm on June 30, 2009 | #

    what is it Brant

  • John 9:07 am on July 1, 2009 | #

    Looks like a bottlerocket to me

  • shedfire 10:02 am on July 1, 2009 | #

    You are well read John. We added some bits. We took some away. But bottle rocket was definitely in my sight when we drafted this.

  • John 11:49 am on July 1, 2009 | #

    not well read, but spend to much time at work looking at bikes i cant afford

  • shedfire 11:50 am on July 1, 2009 | #

    How does £999 with a Fox DHX shock sound?

  • John 1:05 pm on July 1, 2009 | #

    sounds lovely, although my wife would disagree

  • ChrisS 1:56 pm on July 1, 2009 | #

    But does it weigh a bit less? IIRC the bottle rocket was pushing 11lbs?

  • Jon 3:18 pm on July 1, 2009 | #

    sweet, when they going to be available? Need any tested..?

  • ChrisS 12:17 pm on July 3, 2009 | #

    Also somewhat reminiscent of a chumba xcl
    http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97259&page=2

  • shedfire 12:19 pm on July 3, 2009 | #

    Well kind of but not really.
    That’s a Horst link. Ours isn’t. And for good reason.

  • ChrisS 4:32 pm on July 3, 2009 | #

    That’s why I put “somewhat reminiscent of”, rather than “the same as” :-) Don’t suppose you fancy elaborating on the “good reason”?

  • shedfire 4:34 pm on July 3, 2009 | #

    Horst links pull the axle path forward, not backward, reduce stiffness in swingarm (it’s a pivot between you and your cassette – it’s going to).
    Put the pivot in the right place and you can get better (more rearward) axle path, and aligning things nicely keeps brake jack (what horst links actually do) under control.

    Remember Horst links came from an era of canti or V brakes and McPherson struts.

  • ChrisS 6:27 pm on July 3, 2009 | #

    Fair enough, thanks. Have you seen the article on axle paths in this months DIRT mag? Can’t say I followed all if it but it sounded like a similar conclusion, suprisingly technical article.

  • shedfire 6:39 pm on July 3, 2009 | #

    I liked the article, with the exception of the fact that they had a biketest from the guy who wrote it in the same issue :-(

  • Allan 2:22 pm on July 5, 2009 | #

    Looks a bit like a Turner Highline using Turner’s old TNT suspension set up. http://www.turnerbikes.com/08highline.html

  • alex 9:58 pm on July 8, 2009 | #

    £999 with a Fox DHX sounds pretty good, whats the frame weight and where can i get get the geometry/sizing details?

  • I_Ache 9:43 am on July 9, 2009 | #

    A ragly FS. Will you be doing an option with a RP23? If so count me in.

  • jfeb 2:31 pm on July 23, 2009 | #

    Also a bit like a single-pivot Blur 4X, which can only be a good thing :) Steep seat angle, slack head angle, 4″ travel, up to 6″ forks, low BB. Lovely jubbly

  • pantsonfire 8:20 pm on July 24, 2009 | #

    I cant see any swinging arm pivot on that photo is it pivoted on the BB.

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