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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:57 am 
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I realize this is the road forum, but this seems to be a MTB/triathlon mix.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:59 am 
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All that "aero" ruined by a big ol' triple tree fork :shock:


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Wow, an all purpose bike, you can use it as a road bike, MTB and Time Trial bike. Just like a cheap multi tool, promises to do everything but does nothing well.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:23 am 
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As pointless as the average SUV then...


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Triathlon extensions can also be found on my mountainbike.
They are really nice for longer training rides in the winter when there is snow etc..


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:40 am 
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Looks exactly like a Trek Y Foil

There is even a picture out there with one and the 4 spoke wheels.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:38 pm 
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euan wrote:
Looks exactly like a Trek Y Foil

There is even a picture out there with one and the 4 spoke wheels.


Its funny I had the Y Foil and as cool as it looked the non flexing carbon frame just about rattled my shoulders apart, terrible concept....


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The main cool thing about this thing is how the frame is made. The Lexus works utilize a 3-d braider instead of laying up sheets of carbon fiber.

I can see staggering weight weenie implications using this new generation of manufacturing technology...

Here's an article http://dailykanban.com/2013/11/20/lexus ... le-making/


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I for one would like to see someone TT down a MTB trail.

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The main cool thing about this thing is how the frame is made. The Lexus works utilize a 3-d braider instead of laying up sheets of carbon fiber.

I can see staggering weight weenie implications using this new generation of manufacturing technology...

Here's an article http://dailykanban.com/2013/11/20/lexus ... le-making/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


That's essentially the same process as the Impec (Link Link), which from what I recall turned out to be a rather porky frame. Also this and this.

I'm no engineer, but I can't see how this process wouldn't create a lot of excess/redundant material compared to traditional layups (e.g. if you need a few layers for impact protection on the top and bottom of the chainstay, how would this weaving process not add additional material to the inside and outside as well?)


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Off to the freaks topic... :lol:


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Layup is actuall very cool because it's so easy to mix and match different cloth to achieve the desired result. Braiding, won't be so easy, you can't just seamlessly slip a section of M60J into the threads. Maybe that's why the Impec uses lugs... I am still not convinced by braiding, other than the cool visual effect of the machine at work.

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I like the way those handlebars are mounted, never seen it done that way before.
Could be interesting to get low on 29'rs


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