Mountain Biking - New Trek DH bike
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06-28-01, 02:14 PM
I was checking out the new Trek Downhill bike on MBA.com and noticed a very striking resemblance to the Orange downhill bike. I wonder why they didn't go for a multi-pivot design.
Here is the Orange...
Here is the Trek...
Single pivot equals less maintenance and less play in the joints. I also seem to remeber hearing of some benefits of having the pivot point in that location - might have been in Dirt Rag's review of the Santa Cruz Bullet which I believe uses a similar design.
06-28-01, 02:32 PM
Wow Joe, the orange is pretty cool, it`s quiet a monster :cool:
07-02-01, 12:56 PM
It seems that Trek built this bike up with an eye on the consumer as opposed to just being a pure racing machine. I guess with a single pivot bike it will be cheaper to build and Trek will be able to sell this bike at a reasonable price compared to the other overly complicated DH bikes on the market.
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