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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by dump, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Kurt_80

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    You know, that's just what I was thinking. I don't know necessarily what DW would add to what seems to be a mature project, but the Schiers dude is carbon wizard, so I could see him in on it.

    That bike got rave reviews for performance over on Pinkbike, but the tester, probably rightly too, seemed to think it looked too weird to grab mainstream traction. I've always though though that if I was gonna go the single bike/quiver killer route, something like that would have to be it.
     
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  2. sethimus

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    read: expensive electric motorcycles not selling huge amounts if you can get chinese electric motorcycles like the sur-ron for way less
     
  3. dump

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    Never heard about sur Ron until this moment, but they look like e-fat mtbs :)
     
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    i like their design approach, something in the middle between a dh bike and a mx machine, neets better suspension parts though
     
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    Not gonna lie, That Sur Ron looks like it would be fun as hell to ride around in the woods around my house.
     
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    It doesn't sound like its a bike.
     
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    if it's not a frame, it's a component(s) that goes on a frame. taken from the website "and a new invention that blew our minds when we rode it"
     
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    Definitely sounds like components. From their site FAQ - "Any product in original new condition with original materials, packaging, and hangtags can be returned within 90 days of purchase for a full refund. Give us a call to initiate free return shipping from the U.S." They also talk about "releasing their first solution soon". Not verbage that sounds like bikes/frames.
     
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    hangtags is used for clothing. that they are already selling.

    my guess is one of 3 categories:

    -a new frame / suspension design
    -a new suspension component (shock and or fork)
    -components, most likely drivetrain, possibly a gearbox (i think this is a wildcard though).

    my best bet would be carbon frame given who is currently listed as involved and they are already working with manufacturers in taiwan.
     
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    gearbox would be quite a surprise
     
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    agreed.
     
  12. xy9ine

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    i found a product photo hidden in the backend of the website:

     
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  13. SkaredShtles

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

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    Seems legit.
     
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  14. dump

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    dw's finally going to release that mystery chain device from years back.

    IMG_2148.jpg
     
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    163mm rear hub. BAM!
     
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    Of course with a clever disc spacing and bolt pattern such that Boost and SuperBoost hub owners are S.O.L.
     
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    first official product shot (from their fb):

     
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  18. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    looks flexy
     
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    of course it is. All good bikes have just the right amount of "flexy" designed in these days.

    I just add more bearings
     
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    Isn't that my new Yeti?
     
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    So they're selling Lahars?
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Who makes carbon frames in Taiwan?
     
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    Wow, a Predator bike! Will be tough to find it in the parking lot when you don't exactly remember where you left it. Oh well, a lot of folks on Specialized or Trek can relate to it.

     
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    Taiwanese people.
     
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    Robots

     
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    citizens of the R.O.C. who are strangely not subject to their laws or communism even though living on an island owned by aforementioned R.O.C.

    who are paid good money and live in a democracy that is a U.S. ally and whose goods are not subject to these tariffs.

    it's a strange world. Chinese Taipei Olympic team.
     
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  28. HardtailHack

    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    So Taiwan will be having a boom at the moment?
     
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    definitely a lot of noise about shifting production back to Taiwan, infrastructure, factories and knowledge there, as well as exploiting (do I mean exploiting?) Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia 3rd and 4th world countries where the minimum wage is actually less than China and there are no tariffs.

    Because, you know, cheap wins everything.

    I'm heading over next week. A little worried my meager order will lose a little priority....
     
  30. dump

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    How many are you doing this time? Another 50?
     
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    My friend that worked at Showa for almost 10 years has told me a few times. All the stuff the MTB engineers bring to the table as new and inventive has been done on the MX scene numerous times over. If this is a suspension product and it has a single shaft shock or twin leg fork I would be "shocked" if this still isn't the case.
     
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    this sounds just a little elitist. Like when people say everything is as dialed as it gets.

    Not saying this hasn't been the case, but come on.
     
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    so basically "simpsons did it"?
     
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    Not that I'm actively thinking about it, but I had a dream about this last night. It was a bike, it looked a bit like a streamlined Pong cannondale w/ different wheels and actually working. You heard it here first!
     
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  37. KenW449

    KenW449 Thanos did nothing wrong

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    Remember, Magnetic MTB suspension is my idea!

    My boss has a TI HT frame with 2 Top tubes. I don't remember the brand.
    EDIT: Vassago Mooseknuckle

    With one being donated to some poor fucker in AZ for a tax right off! :brows:
    Right?
     
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    Will TrustCo™ have wireless charging?
     
  39. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    yes. they’ll be happy to charge your credit card over teh wifiz. just send number and expiration date nao!
     
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    ok, they're being tedious pricks now. what can we surmise from this extra bit of info? the flat bar has me wary: