Aesthetics of dropped seat stays

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IrrelevantD wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 pm
they are shorter, so less material, so they are lighter, right?
You are clearly not an engineer (nor architect) with a basic understanding of how shape translates to strength.
Shorter ≠ less material ≠ lighter.

There are too many factors involved. At the very base, using the same material, you can use less material with longer seat-stays and be lighter than the shorter seat-stays using the same material.
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by Mtek

I prefer the short stays, visually it looks more modern to me. Then again, I also prefer the look of disc brakes so I may be in the distinct minority.

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prendrefeu wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 pm
You are clearly not an engineer (nor architect) with a basic understanding of how shape translates to strength.
Shorter ≠ less material ≠ lighter.

There are too many factors involved. At the very base, using the same material, you can use less material with longer seat-stays and be lighter than the shorter seat-stays using the same material.
And you clearly are not well versed in cynicism or sarcasm. As previously stated, I was intentionally being facetious.
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Sarcasm is not easily translated on a digital platform. Assuming that another person, whom you do not know and whom does not know you personally, would understand your intentions as a hidden language beyond what you are writing is a bit naïve.
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prendrefeu wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:22 am
Sarcasm is not easily translated on a digital platform. Assuming that another person, whom you do not know and whom does not know you personally, would understand your intentions as a hidden language beyond what you are writing is a bit naïve.
I had hoped that with the "This being weight weenies" comment I was laying it on pretty thick. A disclaimer has subsuquently been added to my signature lest anyone has any further confusion as to my intentions if they aren't being explicitly helpful to the OP. :thumbup:
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As I'm not one to really look at my seat stays whilst riding and generally want to get from A to B as fast as possible. I'm one for the dropped seat stays. The seat says themselves make little difference but in my wind tunnel and cfd testing they improved the airflow over the back wheel.

So they are + for me.

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hambini wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:38 pm
As I'm not one to really look at my seat stays whilst riding and generally want to get from A to B as fast as possible. I'm one for the dropped seat stays. The seat says themselves make little difference but in my wind tunnel and cfd testing they improved the airflow over the back wheel.
Even when your legs are flailing away in front of them? And what about when you're off the bike, taking a well deserved break. Don't you just enjoy marvelling at the beauty of such a fine piece of machinery? Of course, I suppose one man's beauty is another man's ugly, so that could be argued either way of course... but they're still ugly despite any arguments otherwsie, cuz I don't care what that "other man" thinks. :)
I guess I'm never in that much of a hurry to get somewhere that I can't stop to appreciate what stopping has to offer. Will anyone miss me if I'm a few seconds slower getting to my destination... I don't think so. Hell... they'd hardly miss me if I never get there.
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by rajMAN

I dare not suggest dropped seat stays are any kind of marketing gimmick, but how last year does the Spesh SL5 look compared to the Emperor's new dog this year. Of course nobody wants to look so last year!! :shock:

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rajMAN wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:16 pm
I dare not suggest dropped seat stays are any kind of marketing gimmick, but how last year does the Spesh SL5 look compared to the Emperor's new dog this year. Of course nobody wants to look so last year!! :shock:
It may be safe to assume they were building off the marketing success of the Venge ViAS and Allez Sprint. :mrgreen:
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