A whole new level of bull****
I’ve watched two or three videos of carbon frame moulding, out of curiosity over how they do it but I’m still none the wiser about how they join the two halves together and get the mat to overlap because none of the videos show this part of the process.
Here’s one with some cringeingly hammy and egotistical acting from Mario Cipollini: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4h9KSm9Sg notice how the heavily gelled hair remains perfectly styled! Someone on Cycle Chat whose opinion I respect says he rode a Cipollini and it was awful, it handled like a dog.Posted 4 years agoSpeederSubscriber
I was all ready to hate that in a “WTF do a bunch of roadies know about building mountain bikes?” kind of way but there’s some really nice touches on there. I’m not convinced about all of it and it’s definitely a roadies mountainbike but I do like some of their thinking. The acronym for everything and markettingbull gets a bit daft but I can see it probably made more sense before it was translated.Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
I like the seatpost clamp idea. Though never had a problem with the more normal way of doing it.
The fork stopper thing is rubbish, though. They’ve still kinked the down tube, they’ve just put a rubber stopper under it. Anyway, the problem isn’t that some frames don’t have a front triangle, it’s specifically that they do – the head tube isn’t a single point, it’s a tube that’s trying to bend backwards so the whole area needs to be stiffened, and how you do that is a design decision.Posted 4 years agomaxtorqueMember
What i see there is a mountain bike designed by people who don’t regularly ride mountain bikes much!
Why the lower shock mount is on that horrible abortion of a “bracket” cantilevered off the BB is anyone’s guess?
And surely the limiting factor for the main triangle down tube “kink” is making sure the front tyre misses it when the fork is compressed?Posted 4 years agosparkingchainsMember
Marketing jargon overload! Wonder if they ever questioned how ridiculous that is.
I know of a pro road rider who rode for a team that used Pinarello. He doesn’t have much good to say about them. Interestingly he also says many of them prefer their second ‘standard geared bike’ over the electronic gears.Posted 4 years ago
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