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from the bayou to the hills

loulou

Chimp
Nov 2, 2004
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montreal
well it is finally done, a new shop and a new frame.
Short rear, mid rear pivot, two pound less than its predescesor.
Pivot concentric pulley...
It is called Réal (Mont réal!)
My new company is called cycles Appalache.
And a 6.7''travel frame coming!
 

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Turbo Monkey
Dec 12, 2004
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Looks like a pretty sweet bike to me. How long have you been making bikes and how long did it take you to design that bike? That is sick!
 

WheelieMan

Monkey
Feb 6, 2003
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kol-uh-RAD-oh
Any more info you can give us?

Geometry?
Travel?
Hub spacing?
Is that a 1.5 headtube?
What is the distance of the pivot above the bottom bracket?
 

FlipSide

Turbo Monkey
Sep 24, 2001
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Longue vie à Cycles Appalache! :thumb:

I had the pleasure to watch the bike at my lbs yesterday and it's such a nice evolution of the BB7 design. You can see a lot of though went into the design and many details are very interesting. Think of it as a simplified and improved BB7. In particular, the pulley design is extremely nice...

Plus it's a gorgeous bike! Félicitation! :dancing:

Edit: From what I saw, it's a 135 mm spacing, 1.125 HT, 9" travel and the BB-pivot distance is around 5.5" if I remember well.
 

HypNoTic

Man Whore
Aug 3, 2004
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Montreal, Qc
Guys, just to let you know that the distributor (Yodo Distribution) asked us to removed the spy pics from the web until friday when the official pics will be published. You'll appreciate the difference when you'll see it. Its for your own good. ;)

-HypNo
forum admin DHRacer.com
site admin AllezY.net
 

loulou

Chimp
Nov 2, 2004
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montreal
Flipside is right, 135mm hub, 73 BB shell, 9 in. travel, 16.5 chainstays, 14.75 BB height, frame weight with a steel spring is around 10 pounds. The pictures are courtesy of Jamie at Balfa UK and I will be with Yodo at the BTAC in Montreal.
Thanks to everyone! and see you soon!
 

WheelieMan

Monkey
Feb 6, 2003
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kol-uh-RAD-oh
Dang, I was hoping for a 150mm rear end, 9.5 X 3.0 shock, and the same pivot height as the bb7. Of course all of these things would have increased the weight...
 

Sandwich

Pig my fish!
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May 23, 2002
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good gravy tell me when this thing is gonna be released. And what's with the short traveller? I hope it's the same thing with shorter travel, or similar. Where can we get news or updates?
 

FlipSide

Turbo Monkey
Sep 24, 2001
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Probably what they had handy when they built the bike. The one I saw at my lbs had a 5th.
 

loulou

Chimp
Nov 2, 2004
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montreal
Most 2.75/ 8.75 shock will fit. Mine has a Avalanche, a Fox DHX fits.
production bikes (They will be available just after the btac show) have a Manitou swinger 6 way.
The 6.7'' travel will not use a hi pivot/pulley.
 

ohio

The Fresno Kid
Nov 26, 2001
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SF, CA
Looks gorgeous. Really nice and clean, and a pretty unbelievable weight.

Nice work!
 

ChrisRobin

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2002
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Vancouver
wingman24 said:
I've never seen a canfield knock off look so good.............
I mean it it looks good.....
Canfield knock-off??? The Balfa BB7s have been around for a loooooong time now.

And open your eyes...they're totally different even though they both have pulleys.