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  • ti_pin_man
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    In the spirit of the innovation thread…

    What would you take into the dragons den relating to mountain biking?

    and who would be on the panel?

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    30.5″ wheels.
    Rob Roskopp, Steve Peat, Peter Jones, Beyonce

    Steve77
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    Electrically controlled dropper seatpost. It makes more sense to get rid of the cable from a dropper post than gears because so many of them are retrofits, and also for some of the designs you have to deal with a changing distance that the cable has to cover

    alex222
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    a gun.

    to kill the dragons and then steal their cash piles – get it.

    Dickyboy
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    Mind controlled, fully enclosed infinitely variable gears.

    ti_pin_man
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    beyonce? perv. lol

    jekkyl
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    31″ wheel mountain bikes.

    pjm84
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    Self cleaning MTB

    shermer75
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    29.5″ wheels

    Premier Icon stevied
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    A terrain-adaptive tyre. That would end all the bloody ‘what tyre for…’ threads 😉

    uwe-r
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    I posted this a while ago.

    Call me stupid but…

    If the idea of tubeless is to remove the weight / feel of the inner tube and prevent / minimise punctures but the downside is the faff, why not, have a very thin latex tube, with a profile similar to a tyre and pre filled with some sealant (think condom like tube complete with spaff).

    The pre filled Johnny tube (as it will now be called) would have a regular valve and set up would be very simple. Inflating would fill and pressurise the void in the tyre / rim without the need for all the faff and paraphernalia of tubeless and without (i assume) the weight and feel of a standard tube. Punctures if they rip both tyre and tube could still be sealed by the spaff.

    (steps back and awaits ridicule)

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Nice Try but I’m not giving away my genius ideas on the interweb to you lot!

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Wooden tyres shod with a iron hoop – no more punctures and would appeal to the retro rider.

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    belt drive, bottom bracket hub geared bike

    stevied – Member
    A terrain-adaptive tyre. That would end all the bloody ‘what tyre for…’ threads

    Adaptrac | Fresh Produce

    Trimix
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    uwe-r, you are stupid 🙂

    You have invented a tyre and inner tube with slime in the inner tube.

    I remember filling my latex lightweigh tubes with slime from my offroad motorcycle back in the late 80’s.

    Still did end up with a puncuture eventually and found you couldnt patch the tube.

    jekkyl
    Member

    36″ wheels

    jamiesilo
    Member

    i run slime in a regular inner tube. haven’t got round to tubelessing the rim, ‘ghetto’ or otherwise.
    haven’t had a punture (or one that didn’t fix itself)in 2 or 3 years : )

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    Kylie, Jess Ennis, Madonna, Beyonce and a pot of vaseline

    A properly designed tool to push back brake pistons. No more screwdriver/tyrelever lash ups.

    uwe-r
    Member

    You sick sick man

    Action Romper – all in one man sized gortex jump suit that connected to waterproof boots to keep you warm and dry in the winter.

    Premier Icon johnny
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    Helium filled frames and tyres for even radder ‘air’. Optional bite valve for post-ride comedy voices.

    Danny Mac, Grayson Perry, Rob Warner, Niki Gudex. 😀

    ti_pin_man
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    My own:

    shoes with different tread for different conditions, swappable, spikey for deep mud like we have mostly now and less agressive for the summer.

    cleats that can easily be removed, with internal locking mechanism that doesnt need a vice / copious amounts of oil / long leverage just to shift the rusty allen nut, grrrrrr.

    jekkyl – Member
    31″ wheel mountain bikes.

    shermer75 – Member
    29.5″ wheels

    jekkyl – Member
    36″ wheels

    More wheel size suggestions please! Don’t be put off by that fact that you were beaten to the punch by kayak23 in post 2 – the ‘joke’ is so hilarious that it can bear umpteen variations on the theme before it gets old…

    ti_pin_man
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    an airbag body suit for those unexpected moments AKA crashes

    nicole scherzinger / john castellano / carla from corrie / jon whyte

    Premier Icon cheese@4p
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    Bike sails

    The late Don Whillans, Harry Hill, John Lydon, Shaun Palmer

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    I’ve said this before but apparently nobody picked up on the sheer genius of it.

    5:10 pedals…

    The pedal itself is covered with stealth rubber in a slab (No more pedals full of mud) and your shoes have the pedal pins in them.
    No more pedal rash!

    I know….utter genius.
    8)

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    5:10 pedals, now that does seem like a good idea 🙂

    So, brainiacs, why won’t it work?

    APF

    klumpy
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    To keep with the typical calibre of a DD contestant – A mountain bike with a motor. It’d be amazing, you could go uphill as fast as down! It’s called a motor-mountain-bike! Then when they tell me these already exist I’d get all sweaty and stroppy and say they’re not the same, then make up a desperate innovation on the spot like having 23 wheels and a microwave.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    So, brainiacs, why won’t it work?

    I guess your mum might go a bit mental if you got your pinned shoes near her parquet…

    matther01
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    Frame/component coating made from ‘graphene’. 200 times stronger than steel,as light and thin as silicone and doesn’t degrade and is impervious to scratches. Could be extremely cheap too.

    A 0.1mm covering would make your frame/components ‘literally’ bombproof… but also highly conductive if hit by lightning!

    Manchester Uni just got a £32m grant to develop the stuff further.

    I win!

    jekkyl
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    37″ wheels.

    LoCo
    Member

    Tapered fork axle one side 20mm (caliper side) other 15mm, 😈

    Single sided rigid forks, single sided hardtail frames,
    Carbotianium frames

    asterix
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    25″ wheels

    jekkyl
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    don’t be silly 25″ wheels would never work.
    I’m ooot.

    shermer75
    Member

    jekkyl – Member
    31″ wheel mountain bikes.
    shermer75 – Member
    29.5″ wheels

    jekkyl – Member
    36″ wheels

    More wheel size suggestions please! Don’t be put off by that fact that you were beaten to the punch by kayak23 in post 2 – the ‘joke’ is so hilarious that it can bear umpteen variations on the theme before it gets old…

    It’s the repetition that makes it funny. You, on the other hand, come across like a grumpy tit.

    The Psychology of Comedy: Rule of Threes

    ndthornton
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    Unobtanium frame with kryptonite dropouts

    ndthornton
    Member

    …..and 1″ wheels

    asterix
    Member

    maybe we could have incremental clip on wheel size increasing rings!

    with the appropriate dropout extender widgits:-)

    You, on the other hand, come across like a grumpy tit.

    If I’m grumpy, it’s because of the poor quality of posts on this thread. Buck your ideas up, Mr.

    660mm wheels

    Premier Icon johnny
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    1 3/8″ headtube standard

    b45her
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    i can see trek’s marketing. . . i mean R&D department fapping all over this thread and thinking of anacronyms for all these silly idea’s.

    dirtydog
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    rickmeister – Member

    A properly designed tool to push back brake pistons. No more screwdriver/tyrelever lash ups.

    POSTED 3 HOURS AGO # REPORT-POST

    Piston and Brake alignment tool

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Or the Park PP-1 Hydraulic Brake Piston Press

    Gunz
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    I didn’t know who Niki Gudex was so have just Googled her. Jesus wept, I’m going to have to update my pink chit.

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