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Old 03-13-09, 03:28 PM   #1
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Neat Frame!

I am curious how this frame would fair in the back country. hmm

Isotruss Carbon Frame.
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Old 03-13-09, 03:35 PM   #2
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I would hope very well for 8500, but who knows. I am sure that would depend on how you ride it.
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Old 03-13-09, 04:54 PM   #3
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it's very difficult to beat a round tube for all of the properties that make a bicycle strong, light and stiff.
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Mud + Carbon Isotruss frame = Mucho weight and a cleaning nightmare. Although I could be wrong.
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Old 03-13-09, 07:06 PM   #5
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maybe they could wrap it in something to make it more like a tube
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Old 03-13-09, 10:55 PM   #6
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http://www.bmeres.com/c-thruframe.htm
There are no new ideas.

Brano Meres did this a few years ago.
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Thanks for posting that link. I wonder what held them back, cost?
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each one of those truss element connections is a weak point. So fixing that is a weight and cost penalty. As I said in a previous post, it's really hard to beat a tube for strength and stiffness.
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maybe they could wrap it in something to make it more like a tube

Ceran wrap should do the trick

That is an incredible frame. Probably not the best to go dirt jumping with...
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