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  1. dump

    dump Turbo Monkey

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  2. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Enve...I can see it now. $2600 rims for your $5400 frame...WIN


     
  3. marshalolson

    marshalolson Turbo Monkey

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    Had lunch with Hap a few weeks ago and he couldn’t talk about it other than “very different” than what is out there.

    Super super interested personally, as those three cats don’t join together and work under the radar for years, develop full in-house manufacturing supply chains for something that is flash-in-the-pan.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    The last bike weagle worked on has been well reviewed. Curious to see what else he's working on.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I think it's also worth noting that DW is actually part of this company as an employee. All his work for the last decade or so was as an independent contractor licensing out his work.
     
  6. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    And by this company you mean Ridemonkey, right?
    About time he turned up. There's a pile of 2000+ questions on his desk waiting to be answered regarding his 13yr old frame.
     
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  7. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    So you are saying it's a Super Company?
     
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    Westy the teste

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    If someone goes out of their way to tell you to trust them, don't.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    So, what are they actually making?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Hats and socks as of right now...
     
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    SIck, hopefully fanny packs, frame packs and beer coozies are next.
     
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  13. dump

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    But still a bike, yeah? Or suspension?
     
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  14. dump

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    I’ve got it! A bike with two top tubes!?!
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    If it has a 430 reach in a medium, I will be interested
     
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    No warranty, trust us, it won't break.
     
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    dump Turbo Monkey

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    Better than Hope!
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    My body aches from mistakes.

     
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    Gonna be lightweight e-bike. You've read it here first.
     
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  20. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Maybe they will start making crabon frames in America, coz you guys are great again and all that.
    Surely there'd be some unemployed Trek workers they could employ.

    I wonder what sort of linkage they will use, Evil already has a single pivot frame with twelve bearings, how do you top that?
     
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    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Westy the teste

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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    whatever they do, i hope they don’t go full lahar. never go full lahar.
     
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    When will we know? Two weeks?
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Remember way back when, when shit debut-ed at interbike?
    Now it is Sea Otter.
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Why is a bike festival named after this?
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    maybe? dw's various licensed suspension platforms are fairly dialed; it sounds like whatever this is is quite novel. i don't see much room for a new suspension platform that does anything too radically different. i mean, we've already got naild and missing links already, right? ebike with integrated gearbox? though it seems like you'd need a bigger shop to develop anything truly proprietary in the realm of powered bikes. that a couple of those guys have a bit of moto industry experience may indicate some sort of crossover. non ebike gearbox perhaps? dw did do that e13 gearbox bike way back when, and owned a niclolai nucleon, so the seed is there.

    i'm seriously stoked to see what they're building. bastards better not underwhelm with the hype building / cloak of secrecy routine. probably just a highly optimized line of lifestyle clothing.
     
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    That or 3D printed personalized geometry gearbox bikes.
     
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    xy9ine... someone already said ^^^^^^^^ don't go full lahar.

    Some good thoughts though. I was wondering something similar. It certainly feel like everything has been done, but we'll see!
     
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    I'm thinking either a new drivetrain or some bespoke geometry service.

    Then again, I've been bitching that the suspension world that DW built, one of transparency and math which backs up performance, is being overrun by garbage physics and hand waving...so maybe we'll have some of that.
     
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    KenW449 Thanos did nothing wrong

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    Too much hype. If you have ground breaking tech you just reveal it when it's ready. It will hype itself.
     
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    How many socks and tshirts do they need to sell to maintain 15 employees?
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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    How do we know this is not some plot by the



    LIZURDS
     
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  38. sethimus

    sethimus scroll all you want!

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    which one exactly?
     
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    for sure. the "branding before product" roll out is so tiresomely popular these days.
     
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    Don't believe the hype!

     
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