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NS Bikes proto DH bike

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by norbar, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. norbar

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    Don't know how they go around the horst patent but the bike looks promicing, even if the susp reminds me of fusion whiplash.

     
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    isn't the horst patent a US patent?
     
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    It is but NS bikes has a US distributor so I would make sense to sell the bike also in US
     
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    there's a number of non-US companies that have historically made bikes that would infringe on the horst patent who also had US distribution. Having US distro doesn't mean they will have it for sale in the US

    edit: Norco and Scott come to mind.
     
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    is the horst link patent not close to expire?
    if i remember correctly a patented idea is only protected for 25 years...

    that puts the horst link out of protection 2014 or 15 right?
     
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    Time to design my horst bike then.
     
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    Anarchy will ensue!
     
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    omg that would mean specialized will make up the craziest marketing-**** evar explaining why they will go back to a single pivot with multiple links.
     
  10. William42

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    Guarantee they're already working on releasing a new patented suspension system that is the next evolution, bigger and better then horst link, that will be new for 2014!!
     
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    ^ Couldnt be more right. Haha. The latest and greatest coming up!
     
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    yup , exactly whats going to happen ^:rofl:
     
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    One extra stay, one extra shock. At Specialized we give you more!
     
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    although, in fairness, I think specialized has some of the most dialed bikes out there, and if silly marketing is the most successful way of getting their bikes out there, so be it.
     
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    By dialed you mean the ones that need special fork bumpers for some forks not to destroy the frame, fork bumpers than in 1st gen don't work and the fork destroys your frame, hub caps not fitting the frame, shocks not fitting the frame, even from the company that supplies the WC team with shocks. Yeah dialed ;)
     
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    lets see if dartmoor can do it too :D

    any price indication for NS bike frame? I suppose it will be out in the end of the year ?
     
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    Dart is doing something closer to the big hit. Not sure if that's the right thing but that works better with their image.
     
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    their soda frames arent badly priced by any means, so im assuming this frame wont be too badly priced.. although its safe to say it will be more than either of the soda frames..
     
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    Specialized has the resources to produce top notch frames (and some of them are), too bad they decide to use proprietary shocks (Brain, Mini Brain, Futureshock, clevis shocks, TRIADs, old X-Fusion RC/RLA etc).
     
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    Don't you need "special" shocks to compensate suspension system disadvantages? :nerd:
     
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    Lets get this thread back on track: that NS looks like a Trek Session!
     
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    I thought it was a Kona Dawg 9.9
     
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    Bwahahahha!!!
     
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    you ever ridden some of the current specialized's? say a demo 8 II or an SX? or an enduro, or a stumpjumper? specialized makes some damn nice bikes and no amount of snide nitpicking will change that.