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Old 09-26-10, 03:56 PM
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These are being touted as the new trend in the SS Cyclocross world. I dig it all except for the stem and I think V brakes would be a lighter and just as powerful choice here. Cool bike though. Frame and fork are $399.
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Old 09-26-10, 04:10 PM
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Not sure how I feel about that stem, but definetly agree with v brakes. I wish there was a wider selection for 29er completes that run vbrakes insteady of crappy cable pull discs.
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Old 09-26-10, 06:25 PM
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I could go that route with my Pake, no fenders for me though.
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Not digging that stem. Nice to see they're finally putting disks on cross bikes, considering the problems they have with mud in cantis and Vs.
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There's some distortion with the other bike in the background. From what I can tell, that stem is about, say, +85 degrees, right?

Rad, nonetheless.
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Old 09-26-10, 09:06 PM
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Silly frame design for a dropbar mtb. A sloped toptube with a longer headtube would allow for a more normal stem. Doesn't look at all like a crossbike with those tires either.

And Mostercross bikes, s/s or not are definitly not a new trend.
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This is the first year that disk brakes are legal for santioned cross races.

And they are much more powerful, and usuefull in all weather conditions than V brakes.
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Old 09-26-10, 10:54 PM
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Not a good bike. Bad bike.
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Not a good bike. Bad bike.
convinced me.
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Originally Posted by pyze-guy View Post
Silly frame design for a dropbar mtb. A sloped toptube with a longer headtube would allow for a more normal stem. Doesn't look at all like a crossbike with those tires either.

And Mostercross bikes, s/s or not are definitly not a new trend.
Have you seen the classic drop bar mountain bikes? They usually came with a 'Limp Dick' stem (please be nice mods, that's the only thing I've heard them called) because it is darn hard to get drop bars high enough without having a ludicrously slopping top tube.

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Originally Posted by gt35built View Post
Not sure how I feel about that stem, but definetly agree with v brakes. I wish there was a wider selection for 29er completes that run vbrakes insteady of crappy cable pull discs.
I'd take a crappy cable pull disc over v-brakes any day of the week. Every try riding in thick mud?
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Originally Posted by Capocaccia View Post


These are being touted as the new trend in the SS Cyclocross world. I dig it all except for the stem and I think V brakes would be a lighter and just as powerful choice here. Cool bike though. Frame and fork are $399.
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Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
Have you seen the classic drop bar mountain bikes? They usually came with a 'Limp Dick' stem (please be nice mods, that's the only thing I've heard them called) because it is darn hard to get drop bars high enough without having a ludicrously slopping top tube.

I know, I ride drop bar mtbs. And there is no reason to not have a longer head tube. Look at the modern moster cross bikes and drop bar 29ers out there. Lots of sloping top tubes and long steerer tubes. That voodoo is a poorly designed bike.
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Old 09-27-10, 09:44 PM
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haha...i thought that stem was awesome when i saw it at interbike last week...here's my own pic of it...
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Not digging the stem one bit. I'm sure it is functional, but I'd prefer a longer head tube instead.
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I don't understand why you would jack both the handlebars and the seat up so high. It just looks to my eye about three sizes too small for whoever is riding it.
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you'll understand when you nut yourself on your bike.
Then I won't nut myself. But seriously, that's the whole point of sloping top tubes. Sissies got afraid for their nuts in the 90s. I think it's because of Ally McBeal.
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There's a small, vocal minority of dedicated monstercross guys that absolutely hate sloping top tubes. So Voodoo catered to them and built a level-top bike. That monstrosity of design is the result.
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the same idiots probably dont like sloping top tubes on road or track frames.
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I don't understand why you would jack both the handlebars and the seat up so high. It just looks to my eye about three sizes too small for whoever is riding it.
Dirt drops are meant to be riden in the drops the whole time. The drops are set where a flat bat would be, so the stem on this bike needs to be high to get the proper riding position.
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Dirt drops are meant to be riden in the drops the whole time. The drops are set where a flat bat would be, so the stem on this bike needs to be high to get the proper riding position.
Truth. Designing/fitting a frame for off-road drops can be very difficult and lead to some funky looking setups. But when you get it right, it's wicked nice!
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the same idiots probably dont like sloping top tubes on road or track frames.
having an opinion on how a certain frame looks is being an idiot?
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thats what i said.
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
having an opinion on how a certain frame looks is being an idiot?
Fretting about this too much is a stronger sign of idiocy.
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