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  • And the brakes and the forks.

    Gopping bars and saddle.

    And….VALVES/LOGOS, FFS!

    Otherwise, very nice. πŸ™‚

    crikey
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    Sorry, but I have to disagree.

    It’s a bit of a jack of all trades, not a true crosser, not a true road bike, which may be the intention, but I don’t think it looks good.

    bigG
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    And the tyre logos not lining up with the valves

    And the mahoosive excess loop of cable feeding the rear mech

    And the length of the excess cable

    Other than that, it’s ok I suppose. But it doesn’t set my heart racing

    float
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    needs a horizontal top tube. standover be damned!

    crikey
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    …and the saddle is grim, and I think he’s got spacers in the levers to reduce the pull, which even I don’t need and my hands are small.

    It’s a bit like seeing your sister in a bikini; all the right bits in all the right places, but just not right to look at.

    Premier Icon Bez
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    Being super picky, IMO it wants the centrelines of the seatstays, seat tube and top tube to intersect at a single point. But other than that, and putting the downward-pointing saddle and stumpy stem down to personal preference, it’s rather lovely.

    Slightly perturbed by it appearing to have rack mounts but not mudguard eyelets. Odd. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Well, I like it…

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Frame and forks are nice. Crankset disgusting. No idea why you’d send a bike to a photoshoot withthat saddle but if you did, would you not slide it forward on the rails a bit? But I don’t think that takes away from it too much, very handsome.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Are they braking surfaces on the rims? On a bike with disk brakes?

    Premier Icon Bez
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    would you not slide it forward on the rails a bit?

    I have all mine slammed back so it looks quite forward to me πŸ™‚

    Are they braking surfaces on the rims? On a bike with disk brakes?

    Works IMO – breaks up the mass of blackness, makes the wheels look a bit lighter and more slender.

    makes the wheels look a bit lighter and more slender.

    Disc wheels are lighter, as they don’t need to build in the strength in the braking surface. πŸ™‚

    carlphillips
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    @crikey…thanks for that πŸ˜•

    no_eyed_deer
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    This. This just looks sooo right:


    * Edit: apart from the stem (and spacers), Oh, okay and maybe the saddle and seatpin.. πŸ™„

    crikey
    Member

    You’ve seen her too then?

    cynic-al
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    crikey – Member
    not a true crosser

    Could you cope with life without all your little labels? πŸ˜›

    Bez – Member
    Being super picky, IMO it wants the centrelines of the seatstays, seat tube and top tube to intersect at a single point.

    Try getting the brake caliper in the rear triangle then!

    CaptainFlashheart – Member

    Disc wheels are lighter, as they don’t need to build in the strength in the braking surface

    Ermmm…no.

    austinburner
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    This looks right when built up.

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    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Stop tempting me πŸ™

    crikey
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    Al, I was talking about the way it looks, which is subjective, personal and probably nonsense!

    austinburner
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    Northwind – Check the latest post for final go at it!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Perfect, apart from the chainset for some reason.

    Eric’s Ultegra Stoater by shandcycles, on Flickr

    samuri
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    Sorry, I thought I was reading a thread on nice looking bikes but can’t see any.

    Junkyard
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    Job done Samurai

    GaryLake
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    This. This just looks sooo right:

    Total disaster I’m afraid! Seriously ugly bike.

    Awkward line from top tube, shock mount, shock to chain stays. Hideous stem, rise, spacers + riser combo makes it look a bit hybridish. Too many blue anodized bits of tat clashing with the green frame decals. Cables and hoses too long. Gopping WTB saddle.

    I’m not going to claim the Five is a looker but it’s a stunner next that Pivot…

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Pivots have got to be the ugliest FS bikes on the market! Looks only a mother could love…

    Coming from someone who owns a Maverick!

    Premier Icon Bez
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    Try getting the brake caliper in the rear triangle then!

    I don’t see how lifting the top tube a few mill affects the rear caliper πŸ˜‰

    shandcycles
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    Wow, some right gobby twonks on here tonight! πŸ™‚

    Anyway in no particular order :

    apart from the chainset for some reason.

    I kinda agree. Not sure why, it looks big and, well, big….

    And the brakes and the forks.

    sigh….

    Gopping bars and saddle.

    bollocks to both of those….

    And….VALVES/LOGOS, FFS!

    calm doon. The valve holes are opposite the logo on these rims so the logo on the tyre stays beside the logo on the rim. Otherwise you’d have logos opposite each other. Don’t you know nuffink?

    It’s a bit of a jack of all trades, not a true crosser, not a true road bike

    erm yes.. that’s the point….

    And the mahoosive excess loop of cable feeding the rear mech

    Pish. It’s the right length.

    it wants the centrelines of the seatstays, seat tube and top tube to intersect at a single point.

    No it doesn’t. It wants the negative space of the front and rear triangles to work together. Which it does.

    Slightly perturbed by it appearing to have rack mounts but not mudguard eyelets. Odd. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough.

    Correct, you’re not looking hard enough. It has rack and mudguard eyelets. But don’t be perturbed, it’s only a bike.

    No idea why you’d send a bike to a photoshoot withthat saddle but if you did, would you not slide it forward on the rails a bit?

    No I wouldn’t, because it’s customers bike set up and built to fit him. (same answer for the stem haters and the lever reach adjustment doubters) Oh, and sending to a photoshoot means wheeling to the other side of the workshop, leaning it up against the black paper and clicking the clicky thing on the camera. Don’t over think it. πŸ™‚

    Disc wheels are lighter, as they don’t need to build in the strength in the braking surface.

    Except in this case, the A23 for rim brakes has a machined sidewall when the disk version doesn’t so the non disk version is actually lighter!

    But I actually agree, we almost always spec the disk version but we had no stock and neither did the distributors.

    M1llh0use
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    That looks “right”!

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    bollocks to both of those….

    πŸ˜€ Priceless. But don’t go swearing at your nice new spanner man like that πŸ˜‰

    I like that Undead – but I dunno how anyone could buy from them with any confidence after their disaster with the DH bike.

    Saw pics of the mud clearance on the frame in BikeRumor also – there’s NONE

    andrewh
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    CaptainFlashheart – Member

    Disc wheels are lighter, as they don’t need to build in the strength in the braking surface

    Ermmm…no.

    Yes actually. I’m just having some road wheels built. Road rims are properly heavy! 465g for an Open Pro, compare to about 340g for a Stans Alpine. Far more extra weight in a rim brake rim than the extra in a disc hub and lightweight rotor. 28 spoke King R45/DT Comp/Open Pro are actually heavier than 32 spoke King ISO/DT Rev/Alpines/160mm Hope rotor.
    I think I only never realised just how heavy they were before because road wheels are flattered by the tyres compared to MTB wheels.

    gmex619
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    The Undead is Evils new DH bike mate..

    gmex619 – Member
    The Undead is Evils new DH bike mate..

    I know – the previous DH bike, where ALL the frames broke, and all the replacement frames broke, and the eventual answer was “er, we’ll desing a new carbon bike and give you that frame when it’s ready ina few years”

    M1llh0use
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    The pic I posted is the uprising (150mm trail bike)

    Ah, right. I meant uprising. Either way, I wouldn’t trust an Evil frame – not for a generation or two.

    gmex619
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    You want “Right”.. Look at this and tell me there’s anything wrong with it.

    (Besides the holes in the rims.. They are being fixed as soon as I find suitable valve extenders. And NO I DID NOT CUT THEM.)

    gmex619
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    Whoops.. Didn’t realise it wasn’t an Undead. 😳

    A friend ofmine has a previous DH frame from Evil and loved it.. No cracking issues and would love another.

    Must admit though that I’d like one too despite there reputation for cracking..

    Premier Icon Bez
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    Correct, you’re not looking hard enough. It has rack and mudguard eyelets.

    Then all is well with the world πŸ™‚ Still can’t see ’em on the fork but then I actually do need to go to Specsavers 😐

    Anyhoo… Do you do forks on their own?

    jimthelad
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    qmex, get out.

    *Bike porn! NSFW!*

    gmex619
    Member

    My name begins with a “g” mate πŸ˜‰

    But wow.. That looks amazing..

    Even looks like a reproduction Bullseye crank.

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