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Old 04-11-09, 07:20 PM
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TBC: Wow

I didnt see this posted here, so here goes.
http://www.littermag.com/2009/spy-sh...downhill-bike/

Wow. Thing looks amazing.
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Old 04-11-09, 09:40 PM
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Sexy.....
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Old 04-12-09, 11:48 AM
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Very clean looking..
I guess all that fancy curvy stuff is the new thing for frames?
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Dang! I was just trying to pry some spy shots out of Kevin three weeks ago but he said they were waiting for Sea Otter to announce. Looks like Littermag scooped us all.

Very interesting. I'm not a big fan of abbreviated seat tubes; but at some point you have to do something to make space to drop the shock inside the frame. I like that - - lowering the C.G. At the same time, it appears they raised the BB some, which was one of the main things I asked for. Seat tube angle is slacker and standover looks to be about 1" lower. Also looks like it may have gained a little wheelbase but with even shorter chaninstays. Fascinating.

Looking forward to it.
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Old 04-13-09, 05:12 PM
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More shots. Working name is TR450 DH. Kevin just put 'em up:















And a video:

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/70828/
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Old 04-13-09, 06:11 PM
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I was never a fan of "curved" downtubes, but this one works for me. Straight-forward single-pivot linkage in a very very attractive package.

Were you involved in Transition's R&D to some extent, Dm?

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Old 04-13-09, 07:48 PM
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Looks like this year could be the end of the line for the Blindside.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Transit...type-2009.html

Looks promising.
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Sorry Dannihilator...somebody beat ya to it.
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NOW you know why, although I love my Blindside, I have known better than to get overly attached. I knew it was coming; I just didn't know until today what it was going to look like. I am impressed. Transition is growing up.
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Old 04-13-09, 09:21 PM
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Yeah, I'm slowing down as I'm making the transfer over to mtb free life. I may have hit the boiling point today.
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Minnard sure stays in the game. He's alway bringing out new models and designs. I like that, that's one of the things that kept me away from Trek for a lot of years.
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