Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ragley 10-4 and G6

 Ragley 10-4:
• 67deg head angle
• ISCG chain guide mounts
• 100mm rear travel / 140mm front travel
• Dropper post cable guides as standard
• Taper headtube

Ragley G6:
• 66 deg head angle
• ISCG chain guide mounts
• 130mm rear travel / 160mm front travel
• Dropper post cable guides as standard
• Taper headtube

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Yeti SB-66

Frame Details:
• Weight - Alloy - 7lbs with shock
• Weight - Carbon - 6lbs with shock
• Custom butted hydro-formed 6000 series aluminium
• Tapered inset head tube
• Oversized pivots (Top link pin - 17mm thru axle / Enduro Max angular contact bearings, Main pivot pin - 15mm thru axle / Enduro Max Bearings)
• Fully sealed eccentric system
• Switch Technology - Patent Pending suspension system
• Yeti Chip System - Drop Outs (9mm x 135mm or 12mm x 142mm)
• Internally routed cable guides on rear triangle
• Seat Post dropper guides
• Direct mount front derailleur
• Custom elastomer chain slap guards
• Post Mount Disc Tabs (160mm rotor size)
• Keyed mounts for ISCG 05, Old and no guide options
• Black, Turquoise, White and Yellow production colors.


Additional Information:
• Yeti recommends 25% sag on the SB-66 for optimum efficiency
• High Anti Squat
• Very linear = easily tuned (works well with both coil and air shock options)
• Fox Racing Shox has been involved from initiation of the project
MSRP in USD; Frame Only - Fox Factory RP23 - $2200, SB-66 Enduro (X9/X7) $3500, SB-66 Race (XT Kit) $4500, and SB-66 Pro (XTR Kit) $6150.
• Carbon will be available in December and will shave a pound off the total frame weight.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Fox Prototype Inverted Dh fork

"Gee Atherton did an early morning practice run at the US Open with this prototype inverted Fox fork bolted to the front of his Commencal. While Fox was tight lipped about the fork, being sure to emphasize that it is still quite a ways from being a production unit (if ever), they were kind enough to share some interesting information with us.

- While the fork is currently without a name, it is part of Fox's Racing Application Development (RAD) program that, as the name suggests, consists of products developed specifically for competition. There are about 15 different projects that currently fall under the RAD program umbrella .

- Fox is keeping mum on whether or not they plan to produce an inverted fork for the public, but Pinkbike is willing to say that that must surely be the goal down the road.

- Fox has actually been testing an inverted chassis for well over a year now, possibly much longer than that even.

- Word from Fox is that there are perhaps a dozen examples of this prototype inverted fork currently in different stages of testing

- Fox is evaluating many different spring combinations, including both air and coil, as well as a coil sprung and air assisted unit.

- They were not willing to comment on the damping internals being used, which most likely means that you won't find a standard FIT RC2 cartridge inside of Gee's fork"

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Diamondback DH Protorype


- 8 inches of rear wheel travel
- Single pivot with linkage activated shock
- Sealed bearing rearward shock mount
- 1.5 inch head tube
- Geometry undecided
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Evil Undead


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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ragley FS Prototype

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2012 Avid Elixir

Monday, February 28, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Trek 29er Dh Prototype

"This DH big wheeler isn't slated for production anytime soon [...]. On top of building this bike just to see if certain theories work, it also serves as a rolling test bed for other ideas are that hidden behind locked doors, concepts that we may not know about for three or four years. Despite the wagon wheels and different suspension layout, this one-off shares a few similar lines to its production brother, the Session. Look close and you'll be able to see the pinch bolts at the front of the head tube, no doubt to let the engineers adjust the geometry for evaluation purposes."


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Thursday, January 27, 2011