Delta7 Road Bike

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KLabs
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by KLabs

Hey Guys, have any of you used or know something about these frames/bikes. They look very interesting :-)

Here's a link ... http://www.delta7bikes.com/ascend-road-bike.htm

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Craigagogo
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by Craigagogo

I have never ridden or even seen one of these but the concept has got me thinking what if...

What if there is a whistling wind noise through those tubes when giving full gas? :shock:

What if (when) it got all covered in road spooge? I would just power-wash the thing to clean the matrix otherwise a tedious job...regardless, what a pain. :cry:

The Delta 7 Ascend road bike frame weighs only 1.9 pounds
or 862 g (likely for the 50 cm size)

Frame weight 2.4lbs (56cm)
or 1088 g for the 56 cm road frame

So disappointing weight but perhaps this concept would provide unique riding qualities like enhanced vibration dampening...Idunno

The idea has been around for a few years now.
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by HammerTime2

Craigagogo wrote:What if there is a whistling wind noise through those tubes when giving full gas? :shock:
Then there will be a whistling wind noise through those tubes when giving full gas.

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by btompkins0112

Whistling and not particularly light or not, that's one ugly bike.

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Craigagogo
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by Craigagogo

HammerTime2 wrote:
Craigagogo wrote:What if there is a whistling wind noise through those tubes when giving full gas? :shock:
Then there will be a whistling wind noise through those tubes when giving full gas.


Always the witty repartee.

Made me chuckle as always :lol:
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KLabs
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by KLabs

So, can't see anything good about this design ...

What about Renovo Hardwood Bicycles ... http://www.renovobikes.com/

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A member here has chronicled in great detail a Renovo build. Certainly a beautiful frame.

Read all about it here.
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by Bianchi10

efficient or not, that is hideous!

KLabs
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by KLabs

Powerful Pete wrote:A member here has chronicled in great detail a Renovo build. Certainly a beautiful frame.
Read all about it here.

Thanks Powerful Pete :-)

KLabs
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by KLabs

Bianchi10 wrote:efficient or not, that is hideous!

I thought that it looked quite interesting ... definitely not hideous :-)

I haven't seen any good comments so far, about this bike ... has anybody here actually ridden this bike :-)

I wonder why they haven't used this design in the tail stays ...

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by Frankie13

I have seen the bike in person mounted with Lightweight wheels at the Vegas bike show in 2009. Defiantly different but it did look cool.

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I rode it at interbike 2009 and I loved it. Im not sure if they are even around anymore though?
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by BikeNerd2453

kevosinn wrote:I rode it at interbike 2009 and I loved it. Im not sure if they are even around anymore though?

A bunch of them broke, I think I saw 2 or 3 of the demo bikes with the entire HT snapped off...

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WOA glad that didnt happen to me
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agfu
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by agfu

KLabs wrote:
I haven't seen any good comments so far, about this bike ... has anybody here actually ridden this bike :-)



There was a review by RBA in 2010 on this bike

http://www.roadbikeaction.com/Bike-Test ... scend.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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