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    Brompton- new specs for 2010

    Just found this list of new specs for 2010:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/20600817/b...ton-2010-range

    Oh, and prices are going up:
    http://www.velorution.biz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDR View Post
    Just found this list of new specs for 2010:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/20600817/b...ton-2010-range

    Oh, and prices are going up:
    http://www.velorution.biz/
    Thanks! I do like the idea of the Shimano generator hub option. The SON is a beautiful hub and is well worth the price, and with an LED headlight it is the best system on the market.

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    Is alumun(i)um with height markings for titanium seatpost swap a good deal ?
    it aint the size of your wheels, its the rhythm of you cadence. And I got powergrips too.

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    The loss of the Marathon tyre is a bit sad.

    But the 'O bag' has been a long time coming in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringo_gus View Post
    Is alumun(i)um with height markings for titanium seatpost swap a good deal ?
    Many people will like the height markings, but probably not the change of material. It was changed due to supply and quality issues, so it's for the best. I'd much rather have an aluminium post than have to wait 6 months for my new bike with a fancy titanium post which slips.
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    Iíve never had any slippage problem with my Titanium Brompton.

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    The titanium posts I've seen have looked fairly tatty with scratches and scuffs.

    If Brompton is also having issues sourcing them then it seems like a good idea to replace with an aluminium post. Hopefully this will prove light, cheap and strong enough compared with the titanium model.

    Maybe if all goes well with this trial the alloy post will become a standard item on even the non-superlight Bromptons (most other folding bikes at this price don't have a steel seatpost... but I'm now straying into stating the obvious)

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    Is the new son dynamo hub worth the extra £100?
    £190 for the current one, and £290 for the 2010 version. Sorry, I haven't a clue as to how they work!

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    I thnk this is a huge pickup for Shimano if this dynamo hub becomes standard on all bikes. It would easily become the most sold hub on the market today. You can tell Brompton made up the savings by dropping Schwalbe. Just sell the cheap Brompton tires on Ebay and use the money to buy Marathons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samanosuke View Post
    Is the new son dynamo hub worth the extra £100?
    £190 for the current one, and £290 for the 2010 version. Sorry, I haven't a clue as to how they work!
    I think Bicycle Quarterly did a review of dynamo hubs. They concluded that the SON 20 hub remained more efficient but that the Shimano hub was very close behind. Note that at the time of the article -- two years ago? ... maybe one -- Shimano had just released a new hub that was much more efficient that the old model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
    You can tell Brompton made up the savings by dropping Schwalbe. Just sell the cheap Brompton tires on Ebay and use the money to buy Marathons.
    They're not dropping Schwalbe, just rationalising the range of tyres they offer. The Schwalbe Kojak is their new top-end tyre and if you don't want to spring for that then the green label Brompton tyre is the one. To be frank I'm not sure about the wet weather performance of the Kojak, but I've only ever ridden one on much larger wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis Butler View Post
    They're not dropping Schwalbe, just rationalising the range of tyres they offer. The Schwalbe Kojak is their new top-end tyre and if you don't want to spring for that then the green label Brompton tyre is the one. To be frank I'm not sure about the wet weather performance of the Kojak, but I've only ever ridden one on much larger wheels.
    I have ridden with them (Kojaks) in the rain, ice and snow without any problems at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis Butler View Post
    To be frank I'm not sure about the wet weather performance of the Kojak, but I've only ever ridden one on much larger wheels.
    According to Sheldon, bikes don't hydroplane if this is what you have in mind.

    See 'Hydroplanning' here http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDR View Post
    I have ridden with them (Kojaks) in the rain, ice and snow without any problems at all.
    I'm glad to hear you've had good experiences. I have tried to push these tyres hard and had them slip in the wet (but on 700c wheels, I stress).
    Everything I read here is very positive, I'm keen to try them on one of my Bromptons and see how they perform.

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    Looking at the real 2010 brochure http://clients.squareeye.com/uploads...0/brochure.pdf

    the Schwalbe Marathon tyres are still available as is the clear lacquer :-)

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