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Bike companies that are (somehow) still around

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jackalope, Sep 16, 2016.

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Which bike company still in business is the most surprising?

  1. Ellsworth

    43 vote(s)
    55.1%
  2. Jamis

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. KHS

    5 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. Marin

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. Ventana

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  6. Foes

    7 vote(s)
    9.0%
  7. Cove

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  8. Orange

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  9. Cannondale

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  10. Corsair

    10 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. WestCoastHucker

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    dude,
    it's pretty obvious that if you're in front of the saddle, that your trouser pistol will be resting at the end of the trail pistol logo. of course i'm no scientist, but that's where your top tube hump also appears to be...
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Maybe a top tube like this?
    image.jpeg
     
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    trib not worthy of a Rux.

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    Redalp laugh at your 'too high top tube' woes.

    Why not make the top/only tube really high, then shove a shock right through the seat tower - giving you a bike with all the weight up high and the perfect chance to snag your balls on your shock.



    also that's the 2016 model. Still firmly in business allegedly.
     
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    trib not worthy of a Rux.

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    Also, Liteville maintains that no-one has had their balls removed by the linkage on their 301. I don't believe them.

     
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    Oye. One of the more curious design decisions I've seen on a bike recently (Trek) only because they actually made marketing claims about it for websites to copy and pasta. I'm sure that it is well designed but personally, I'll take a 'tougher' configuration with a curved downtube on my bike. Forget how Trek justified the design. But tube shapes that distribute loads over a larger surface area in both tensile and flexural loads will result in design that is less likely to break.

    Anyway GG seems to have a good grasp with what they are doing.
     
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    don't get me wrong. i wasn't knocking GG's strength, durability or riding prowess. but claiming that a rising top tube somehow magically is lower than a straight tube in the "nut-zone" is ludicrous. we've all been biking for quite some time now and know better than that...
     
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    trouser pistol
     
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    I'm trying to figure this one out, clearly that bike came out of a timewarp from 1999, yet it has a new Fox 40 on it? Methinks someone from the future has been fucking with the timeline....
     
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    It's too bad it has a DHX2 and not a Float X2. The potential for genital destruction when the shock blows up would be next level given its placement.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I'm also a fan of the linkage driven idler (I guess to compensate for the chain growth from the super high single pivot?)
     
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    trib not worthy of a Rux.

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    I can see space for at least 4 water bottles on the enduro model though.

    Also, for anyone asking for straight tubes and 26" wheels - I assume they have some stock left.
     

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    stevew unique white person

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    like a booger
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    people are going to be mad, but...



    turner bikes
     
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    Loved what he had to say... especially that frozen dog shit line. Also loved how he talked about all these different bullshit standards; makes me want to get a Turner frame next time.
     
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    The brand with the least bullshit out there right now... the business is changing but he's not going anywhere.
     
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    While I understand, I don't agree. Gee Atherton and I rode probably the same frame. Saying that WC DH doesn't influence the bike industry like F1 doesn't influence the car industry is kinda completely wrong. Where'd you get that 65* head angle on your trail bike? The turner homers on MTBR? No, it came from people pushing the envelope in DH and translating that feel to your trail bike.
     
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    You may be taking that too literally. There's probably more crossover between Pro DH than F1 for regular consumers. The point I imagine he's talking about is that the requirements for a pro DH and a regular rider are pretty different... and while it's nice to aspire to being fast like Atherton and ride the same gear, what you need out of a frame/brakes/wheels/whatever is pretty different from those folks w/ factory mechanics, multiple frames a season and more spares than you could shake a stick at. i.e. their stuff needs to last 1-2 runs... yours years hopefully.

    And you're slower :P
     
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    reminds me of this:



    speaking of. I miss trivial.

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    I know no one cares, but I like the straight top tube rendering on the previous page vs the curvy one. standover height it for losers with short legs.
     
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    A Knolly fanboi :shakefist::busted:
     
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    Hey now, I used to have a Mongoose Dirt/BMX(?) style bike. Lasted 8 years with no maintenance, other then replacing brakes, wheel/tires,(from my bike scrap yard). I was NOT easy on it. I was a lot younger. I still miss that bike, it finally broke right before I moved and had to get rid of almost all my bikes. It was fixable but had no room for it.
     
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    Is that a 4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4? They'd go ape shit if they saw that on the knolly forum.
     
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    ... quickly to be followed by CamelCheeks (for lower CoG).
     
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    They already have those, its for a wine bottle. They always say to make sure your drinking enough on the trails
     
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