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Fabien Barel's new Mondraker/Subaru DH bike...

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by AlmostHeaven, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. AlmostHeaven

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  2. ArthurDH

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    amazing what sponsoring a WC rider can make to your reputation
     
  3. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    looks like an M1 and sx trail love child
     
  4. William42

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    crap, now I have to decide between an ironhorse sunday and a mondraker and a commencial as my next bike, if the cool pro's are riding them they must be good.

    that mondraker must be the best bike ever.
     
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    I like the integrated seatpost clamp. I always seem to get all my parts together to build a new bike. Then I go to put the seatpost in and hang the bike in the stand only to find I do not have a seatpost clamp.:imstupid:
     
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    their reputation was ok around france/andorra, i don't know why they weren't so big elsewhere.
     
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    in italy people thought they were crap until now
     
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    nice stock build kit (xtr cranks & carbon post!). looks a bit high:

     
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    hm.

    can't really tell if this kid is being sarcastic or not. i kind of hope he is, but i'm not really sure who it's aimed at. better not be me! :thumb:
     
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    I'd never heard of them till Fabian signed with them. I might live under a rock though.

    BB height is 14.5"
    Bike looks good.
     
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    I'm jealous of his XT crankset on his DH bike....

    sorta
     
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    Is that still a catalog bike?
     
  13. Damo

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    Rebirth of an old design? Looks old-hat to me.

    Poor Fabien. First the Kona Lump, now this.

    And he still is one of the fastest men on this earth.

    Remember him losing to Hill in the World Champs by somethingth of a second with a broken something?







    My memory ain't what it used to be...
     
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    He was coming off a Broke Leg. If he won that would have been his 3ed world champions. In Earthed 5 he looks like he is ready to cry after his run when he found out he as second. I would be ready to too.
     
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    I believe it was his ankle and not his leg.

    Fabien was in the same position Sam was in a few years back in 2005 where it was Sam who barely lost worlds to Fabien by 1.23s
     
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    I read an article about him some where. It said that he had gotten a clip for pedals mounted in his cast so he could pedal on a stationary bike to stay in some kind of shape.
     
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    2 ugly parents = 1 ugly ass kid.
     
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    It was his foot and he was not ready to cry, he was VERY happy with his result, it was a miracle what he did. Fabien's badasstronaut
     
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    yeah being second is not like winning, but being second right after such an injury and without an approriate recovery is a victory of itself
     
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    I like the Mondraker front Triangle. I think it looks sweet. I like the Hydro Forming. It would be sick if it had a vpp design.
     
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    I think that it would be disappointing to come in second for that first second but after a little time you would be like second is not to bad. I think that it also shows that he is still at the top of his game.
     
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    Mondrakers ride pretty good. The guys at the company know what they're doing, and they actively support the sport and sponsor racers hella. They're definitely top-notch. Fabian is psyched.
     
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    It should have been Peaty.
     
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    Indeed. He was what, 2 seconds up at the split. Then that pic says it all..........choke. That was his chance.
     
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    ha!! squint your eyes and it looks just like a "big hit".
     
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    ha i bet if he was on some cool floating linkage type bike he would have got around that turn a piece a piss !



    not!
     
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    Yeah gotta give him full credit for that... and for being such a good sport about it. 2007 was Hill's year though for sure... he dominated everywhere.
     
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    Fabien gets the lion's share of my respect in the mtb world.

    An all-round nice guy and totally dedicated to his profession.

    Not training (properly) for ages, then racing with broken ankle, coming 2nd by a hair's breath? Nothing short of f*cken awesome if you ask me.

    I wish him all the best on his new BigHit.
     
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    haha second time in a day that i've gotten a "is he being serious?"

    nah i'm just making fun of biking fads and the latest greatest thing - i'm sure its a great bike, but then, so is pretty much everything else
     
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    That was 04 (that Peat binned it) not 05.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Quite correct. I was standing right there when it happened. Never felt so bad for someone. The whole crowd felt the disappointment.
     
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    more pics







     
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    wow, my bike last year was 13.3, 14.5 seems crazy