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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by loulou, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. loulou

    loulou Chimp

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    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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  2. chillindrdude

    chillindrdude Turbo Monkey

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    looks like a balfa bb7 copy to me...
     
  3. DH biker

    DH biker Turbo Monkey

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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!
     
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    That's because this company used to make Balfas...
     
  5. DH biker

    DH biker Turbo Monkey

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    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?
     
  7. DH biker

    DH biker Turbo Monkey

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    BB Height? That bike looks amazing!
     
  8. FlipSide

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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.
     
  9. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    niice
     
  10. HypNoTic

    HypNoTic Man Whore

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    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
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  11. loulou

    loulou Chimp

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    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!
     
  12. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    hot looking bike.

    hows the 2006 888?

    :)
     
  13. banj

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    Very nice. Good to see your back making bikes.
     
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    For 2007 that may be my bike... :) Beautiful...
     
  15. vitox

    vitox Turbo Monkey

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    wow that looks nice!

    congratulations!

    any info on pricing and availability, wheelbase?
     
  16. vitox

    vitox Turbo Monkey

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    btw, swingarm isnt steel is it?
     
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    Yes it is. Front end is alu.
     
  18. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I wanna hear more about the 6.7" bike in the works! Will it be an evolution of the 2Step???
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Oh yeah and is this a sort of cross continental partnership between your company and Balfa UK - or are they completely separate entities?
     
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    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...
     
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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?
     
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    great, i always loved that part of the balfa design
     
  23. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    ok so it doesnt look like it is 1.5, is it anyone, if so i think i am going to be buying one. so hawt.
     
  24. Shortbus

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    That's awesome. And on top of that, they grow on trees.
     
  25. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    why is there a vanilla rc on it?
     
  26. FlipSide

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    Probably what they had handy when they built the bike. The one I saw at my lbs had a 5th.
     
  27. loulou

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    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.
     
  28. Jayridesacove

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    oh, so nice!
     
  29. Dirt rider

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    website?

    apoxamate frame price?
     
  30. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Looks gorgeous. Really nice and clean, and a pretty unbelievable weight.

    Nice work!
     
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    Anyone knows if there will be an optional floating brake arm setup for the Real?(the 9" dh bike not the 6.7" one)
     
  32. ChrisRobin

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    Are the fabricators the same guys that made the 2003 run of BB7's??
     
  33. loulou

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    yes! and I'll try to make them straight for you Chris!
     
  34. wingman24

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    I've never seen a canfield knock off look so good.............
    I mean it it looks good.....
     
  35. ChrisRobin

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    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.
     
  36. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    Is your brain damaged?