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  • ChunkyMTB
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    What do we think then eh?

    It’s on Bikerader by the way (or already on this forum somewhere)

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    Mondraker unveil radical new ‘centre stem’

    [img]https://ft2racin.com/2/onlinestore/images/stem-0mm-sil.jpg[/img][img]http://www.global-flat.com/upload/parts/2005-11-25-14-31-25Seq_ZeroStem.jpg[/img]

    EDIT: Missed the bit about making the rest of the bike longer… Seems a little bit of a long way around the pole though…

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Fair enough for trying it – seems quite a logical extension of recent trends

    Can’t really compare it to the last time round unless somebody made extra long TT’d bikes back then too

    h4muf
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    Massive top tube required.

    Pointless.

    LoCo
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    Given that ‘people’ ( 😕 ) want a low front end to weight the front end (currently) how does this fit?
    bars seem higher and further back, can’t reduce headtube length to drop weight/C of G lower.

    Are we going to have dropped bars next like the old cafe racers?

    Would like a go on one to see, though.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    They made a shortish headtube on the pic, presumably without making it all wibbly ?

    skywalker
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    Looks wrong, is wrong.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Is this a spinning jenny I see before me ?

    mansonsoul
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    Could work well, I quite like the idea. It would be really interesting to try I’m sure. It’s one of those things I feel that could either die a quick death or just explode and in 5 years time be how all trail bikes are designed.

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    And coming next year – the Reverse mounted stem. Or ‘Tiller’ as boating folk like to call it.

    skywalker
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    Could work well

    You don’t have the choice of making your bike shorter to fit you better, only longer, how can that possibly work well?

    What about folk with long legs, short torso, and vice versa?

    Say the standover on a medium is fine, but it feels way too long in the TT. So you try the next size down, the ETT is spot on, but you would have to run the seatpost above maximum extension.

    People don’t just come in one size.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Given that ‘people’ ( ) want a low front end to weight the front end (currently) how does this fit?

    Mondraker front ends are really low already though. Possibly too low in the case of the Foxy (which is the demo bike there).

    Having owned a Foxy, I wouldn’t have thought it needed a 60mm longer wheelbase because it was very long (and low) for a trail bike anyway.

    I’d really like to give it a go too though. Knowing how stable the normal Foxy is, this must be incredible.

    Surely to weight up the front for corners with this extra long TT you would need to have your torso way out in front of the bars!?

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