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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

One more highlight.

I met with the folks at ACROS to talk about their hydraulic drivetrain system. I asked about Road as well.
Most likely 2013 for an ACROS Road group (everything but the cranks). Hydraulic Road brakes will be available as both disc and rim options.
It will be very, very light.
And it will be expensive.
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

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ricorob
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by ricorob

That is the ugliest bar/stem combo ever! I guess form follows function.

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ricorob wrote:That is the ugliest bar/stem combo ever! I guess form follows function.


That's brilliant. If you're going to mount a battery, you may as well get handlebar stiffness free.

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CharlesM
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by CharlesM

That's interesting...

I just spoke to someone who feels like they can sell a stem with eps Integration and have it be roughly the same size (large-ish) as the new Ritchey Carbon 260...

uraqt
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by uraqt

Isn't the bars the last place you want to "add" weight?

C

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by thisisatest

nobody's talking about the ashima road hydro caliper brake?! i couldnt have been the only one to see it. i guess i'll have to upload some pics.... (tease tease tease).

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very low profile piston from their "pancake brake" disc caliper. we'll see what company integrates this into a frame first.

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Arky
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by Arky

Sexy!

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by deek

Whoa. That looks neat. How much travel could those pads have? I'm guessing you'll just have to compensate for different rim widths with spacers.

What brake levers do they intend those to be used with?

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uraqt wrote:Isn't the bars the last place you want to "add" weight?

C


Since it's near the pivot point, it shouldn't affect steering much. It might add a few hundred grams to the front wheel load, but that's completely swamped by even small changes in body position. So I don't see how it will be an issue. But I'm just guessing.

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CharlesM
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thisisatest wrote:Image
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very low profile piston from their "pancake brake" disc caliper. we'll see what company integrates this into a frame first.



Those your pics??

eh, Can I have em?

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pez, i mean charles,
theyre yours now. yes, i took them. fyi, i already sent them to tyler at bikerumor, so dont be surprised if they pop up there too.

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by maxxevv

Ashima first showed them 2~3 years ago.

I'm surprised that they are still "behind the glass". :unbelievable:

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by Timebandit415

JMT wrote:I am curious if Velocity will release an oc version of the A23 rim (in silver). Any other new wide oc rims as well.


Yes, it is confirmed. The rep at the Velocity booth showed it to me. I think I took pictures of it, but I will need to upload it on here.

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