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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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    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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    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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    maybe they could wrap it in something to make it more like a tube

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    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...
    Quote Originally Posted by Sin-A-Matic View Post
    ...but they'll **** me with labor charges...


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