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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by dw, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. dw

    dw Wiffle Ball ninja

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    Someone asked a question in another thread, I figured it would be nice to share this with everyone.

    After almost 5 years, the cat is finally going to be let out of the bag. The public full, in-depth dw-link discussion will happen at Interbike this year, 2 times.

    The dw-link symposium times are set up for 2PM on Wednesday and Thursday at booth 2049. There will be several people talking about the system and their uses, and I will be doing the technical description.

    It should be a lot of fun, and I know more than a few people have been looking forward to this snce the first Hollowpoints shipped in late 2002.

    I encourage any of you who will be at the show to come by, check it out and introduce yourselves! I promise that it will be interesting, have lots of cool visual features, and most of all, I promise it to be honest and accurate to the laws of physics.

    See you there!

    Dave
     

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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Will there be video or equaivalent descriptions available online for those who can't make it to Interbike?
     
  3. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    What, is everyone going to learn DW-Link is really a government mind control device?

    haha, sounds like a cool thing to see. Im with BV, will this info also be available later?
     
  4. in the trees

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    Transcripts? Something . . . please.

    toby
     
  5. dw

    dw Wiffle Ball ninja

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    Yup, the first iteration of the new dw-link.com goes live on Wednesday.

    There will be all kinds of cool stuff, just a few more days! woohoo!
     
  6. dw

    dw Wiffle Ball ninja

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    shhhhhhhhh!

    Gone are the days of less dw-link info than people want. The 3I's (Iron Horse, Independent Fabrication, Ibis) are teaming up to spread the word. 3 small and different companies working together will be a good thing.
     
  7. Westy

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    What about BMC? Are they releasing the DW bike in the US?
     
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    ibis?
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Yep Ibis is resurrected.
     
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    Too bad I'm not going to Interbike this year :(

    can't wait to watch the video or live feed!!!

    EDIT: Dave - make sure you get in touch with Radek - he might be able to help with some filming :thumb:
     
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    Will it be live or after?
     
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    Mmmm, interbike. :drool:
     
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    Hey Dave, your PM-box is full, slacker. Jeez it's not like you've got anything else to do right now... :p
     
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    IF making a DW-link suspension bike? That could be :drool:
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    This is the real life equivalent to securing the blueprints for the Death Star.
     
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    oh Danimal, you're my hero ;)
     
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    Shoot, I thought this was a sneak peak at a 6" dw-link bike, and it had been named Symposium for some reason. :) LOL
     
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    DW and Ibis - that can only spell refined BowTI
     
  21. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    So, DW, does this mean that the patents you've been waiting for have been granted?
     
  22. dw

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    No, but the examiner assures us (my attorneys and I) that the issue is imminent. Can't wait. It doesn't matter at this point. All is covered.

    Dave
     
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    Yeah I was looking at those bikes are they DW link?
     
  24. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Excellent. Congratulations in advance, sounds like a tremendous amount of hard work and money that's finally coming to a head. Must feel great.

    :thumb:
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Tell us more about your connection with Ibis!
     
  26. dw

    dw Wiffle Ball ninja

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    IBIS is one of the 3 companies that are licensed to use dw-link. I am psyched to be involved with asuch a storied brand and their comeback. They are going to make a big splash. Wait until you guy see this bike. Here is what I am authorized to say:

    1) Its a dw-link enduro trail bike that can be built up for XC trail or All mountain trail use.
    2) Its light as all heck
    3) It has some majorly sexy lines
    4) They spent about $300,000 on the development of the frame

    All else will be revealed at Interbike!
     
  27. peyto

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    where did IBIS get $300,000 to develop a frame? They must be planning quite a comeback to sink that much $$$ into it....
     
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    that's how much the owner's marin 2-car garage has appreciated in the last 30 days (see: bay area housing market)

    btw, complete joke, I know nothing of the owner or the comeback... I just know that the housing here continues to rise @ ridiculous rates... and a detached 2-car garage will often add about 300K to the price of a house around here ;)
     
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    glad to see ibis making a comeback... is that castellano's company? that guy reminds me of you a bit dw
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Can't wait to see the Ibis bike - but I fear it could be made from "unobtainium" for my budget. :(
     
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    Can't wait to see this!! :thumb:
     
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    When was the first dw-link bike available to the public?
     
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    2002.5 Ironhorse Hollowpoint - around Summer 2002...
     

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    damn just saw this...

    i hope that everyone (including Dave!) likes the outcome of what i worked on for him to show at Interbike!! ;)

    Should actually be playing right about.............now
     
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    Wonder if DW did any of the structural work on the frame, or just designed the suspension?
     
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    god damn.....that is gorgeous...I've always been a big ibis fan....hopefully this is successful enough to revive them....haha....my mom still wears an ibis tee shirt i gave her like 6 years ago.....