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Old 11-23-19, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rustymongrel View Post
They did not make the Cervelos, no idea if they made UKSI bikes though.

Like I said earlier in the thread the company that made the T5GB is not associated with cycling in any way.
I stand corrected, thanks for clearing that up. FWIW companies that don't have a history of frame building can still make some pretty cool stuff, New Zealand's had bits and (possibly) frames made by companies with composite experience, but whose main focus is not bikes, this company made the Zen bikes NZ used before the Avantis were being used by the Kiwis.

https://dynamic-composites.co.nz/about-us/

I bought a previous track frame from a local masters sprinter because he had bought himself a Zen frame and disc wheel in 2009, which I suppose is another point of difference to UKSI. The current disc wheels NZ use are made by a company that specialised in sailing equipment. All seem to hold up ok.
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Old 11-23-19, 08:59 PM
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Oh for sure, but when you have a company doing the design that has long standing relationships with multiple manufacturers with extensive bike building experience (including one that has built "super bikes" for national track teams before) being forced to use someone else is not an ideal recipe for success.
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Old 11-24-19, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Minion1 View Post
I stand corrected, thanks for clearing that up. FWIW companies that don't have a history of frame building can still make some pretty cool stuff, New Zealand's had bits and (possibly) frames made by companies with composite experience, but whose main focus is not bikes, this company made the Zen bikes NZ used before the Avantis were being used by the Kiwis.

https://dynamic-composites.co.nz/about-us/

I bought a previous track frame from a local masters sprinter because he had bought himself a Zen frame and disc wheel in 2009, which I suppose is another point of difference to UKSI. The current disc wheels NZ use are made by a company that specialised in sailing equipment. All seem to hold up ok.
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Old 04-21-20, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rustymongrel View Post
Well I mean there was a bit more work on Cervélos end than that but yeah. The British manufacturer thing was some sort of caveat with the money British cycling gets from the lottery if I recall correctly. They weren’t even a bike manufacturer, as far as I know the T5 is the only bike they’ve ever made. The feeling from Cervélo engineers was that it could have been an even better bike if they weren’t stuck using a manufacturer that they’d never dealt with before. It did beat the old UKSI bikes in stiffness and aero by a large margin though.

Something that raised my eyebrows about this new 2020 bike is that Lotus is involved. The engineer at Cervélo that headed the T5 project works at Lotus now. Somehow I doubt that’s a coincidence.
Found this during completely unrelated internet trawling, no info on the bike at all but that's not unsurprising: https://www.lentuscomposites.co.uk/
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Old 04-22-20, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by pierrej View Post
Found this during completely unrelated internet trawling, no info on the bike at all but that's not unsurprising: https://www.lentuscomposites.co.uk/
Yup that’s the company. They did the frame only though, fork and other components came from other companies.
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