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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Inclag, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Inclag

    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    Linky link

    Some good info, but the only pics are still of the prototype frame. Wonder if they have any poduction models at Interbike.
     

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    Wow. Big Improvement from the proto....aesthetically. I like the split R near the headtube.
     
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    I think that actually is a new prototype FR frame. The new production DH frame is a Lawwill design and is going to look more like these CAD renderings




    Looks like the 2 models share the same lower swingarm
     
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    Yep, the linkage driven monopivot bike is the FR bike, (says it on the TT near the seat clamp) and Sully showed me some CAD print outs of the linkage for the FR over Labor Day weekend. So yeah that single pivot is the FR bike.

    The main swing arm might share the same frame pivot member bu the chainstay/rear axle mounts are different.....one being a single pivot and the other being the Lawill design.

    Does Orven have any other Rotec shots from Interbike?
     
  6. Inclag

    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    You wouldn't happen to know if Sully had the production version ready to go at Interbike? That's the one I really want to see.
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    I caught him sitting down for dinner......said high and saw the linkage drawing then left.

    If he did I didn't get a chance to see it there....maybe it was still at the welders, painters/powder coaters/annodizing, etc.

    So I basically have nothing juicy to give you :( sorry.
     
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    The first production RL9 was completed last weekend at DHZ. It is powder coated black on front triangle while anodized black on rear linkage. Everything bolted together beautifully!
     
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    Drop it like its hawt

     
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    Check it out, a 9" XC bike.

    It's late, maybe I'm just imagining that has a BMX headtube angle on it and a super short TT length.
     
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    Nice!

    So I guess I wouldn't have seen a production model over LaborDay weekend anyway. :D
     
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    yeah the rear wheel is elevated, as for the short TT, that is all the better for me!! but i doubt i would get that frame since i want something i can actually pedal uphills..looks sweet though
     
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    I have a friend whom I met During the Mountain States Cup Series this summer who rides for Rotec.
    That's him on the website (Mike). He is the hardest on bikes of anyone I have ever met.
    He Broke a Frame at Angel Fire Chile Challenge of a friend whose bike he borrowed.
    Mike ended up having to give his Yeti DH9 to the guy for a replacement.
    Which if I remember correctly, was being fixed after being broken.
    He Broke the RL9 at Snowmass with Parts Carnage in between.
    He broke his RL9 Proto in the swing arm area and Tacoed a rim in 4x at Keystone.
    He is fast as hell. He is Semi-Pro and Funny as heck and is one heck of a nice guy.
    Mad props to Rotec sponsoring him. They have a great rider with a bright future!
     
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    Not sure if I am remembering this right, but I think Sully offers the frame with a front deraileur mount, and cable routing.

    Boxxer air or Fox 40, DHX air rear....up ya go.
     
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    Hey monkeys,

    Started downloading pics into the gallery.
    Check in often and take a peek!