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IsoTruss road frame launched


  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Gonna be a censored to clean isnt it ?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Good point, imagine the nooks and crannies.
  • Great for carrying gels.
  • W*nker-mobile IMO
    Legs, lungs and lycra.

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  • It's the answer to a question nobody asked.

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  • Bit harsh bc.

    Lots of people want a frame that's light and aero. Isn't that the question that this might be answer to?

    I think it looks censored and is heinously expensive, mind.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I think its a good exercise - its certainly impressive to see.

    Were the first carbon fibre bikes dismissed like this too ? Probably.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Won't the mesh make an awful whistling sound when you go fast on it?

    Big gimmick I think - can't see it selling.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I had some concave rims once - they made a terrible whistling noise.

    Maybe they could get it right so you could play tunes as you ride ? ;-)
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    At £3k each I don't think there's going to be many takers and the technology is never going to be cheap in comparison to a regular frame. Can't see them catching on in 'cross either - by the time that it fills up with mud that's going to be one heavy bike - or you could use it as a winter trainer which gets heavier as the ride gets longer! I like the idea of 'tuning' the frame to play different noises though! I thought the original prototype was an entirely isotruss design which was quite eye-catching - no it just looks like a normal bike gone wrong.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • I like this quote by Alain Quay from the feature section:
    Maybe the touring version would be handy for grating cheese etc

  • Just when you thought that coming off your bike and whacking your gonads against the top tube couldn't be anymore painful, some sadist comes along and invents this!!!
    Has the head wind picked up or the tail wind dropped off???
  • I thinks it's censored .......

    Who wants a bike with a ballon whisk left in the frame FGS?
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  • DavidBelcherDavidBelcher Posts: 2,684
    Wonder if it makes an annoying whistling noise when going downhill or into a headwind, as per the radiator grilles on certain '70s cars (Austin Allegro and some Volvo models)?

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  • JC.152JC.152 Posts: 645
    Some people like whisting sounds on their bike like evryone with a disc wheel.

    Does it have a plastic cover around the tubes or are they just the mesh?
  • mercsportmercsport Posts: 664
    Just a quick observation . The first thing that flashed across my tortured noggin was ' the aerodynamic drag must be enormous mustn't it ? '
    An interesting oddity for sure . Can' t think of any pros , only cons .
    Hope someone here will explain its virtues to me .
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    utter bobbins

    Though it shows some thought is going into how to make a real leap in bike technology.
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I like this quote by Alain Quay from the feature section:
    Maybe the touring version would be handy for grating cheese etc


    my first thought was if you grazed the frame for whatever reason it would grate your leg/cycle shorts

    how strong is it?
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  • It states in the article about the frame that it has an improved aerodynamic profile.
    But to repeat an earlier question in alternative words. Will it break under a fatty like me?
    Thing is you would pay £3K for a Trek Madone et al so why not this?

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