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2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer....Do. Want.

April 23, 2010, 2:09 p.m.
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another raw dog.

April 23, 2010, 2:19 p.m.
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is there anything to "smoothlink" or is it just funky faux bar?

Explained here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/rocky-mountain-slayer-sea-otter-reply-video-2010.html

another raw dog.

:drool: that is a beauty!

nobody is this dumb.

April 23, 2010, 2:21 p.m.
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Just had a thought. Rocky also has their straight up geo. The steep seat tube means a more forward position on the bike which translates to a front end that will wander less.

It very well could be. I'll have to demo one if I can get my hands on one.

April 23, 2010, 2:22 p.m.
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Explained here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/rocky-mountain-slayer-sea-otter-reply-video-2010.html

i don't speak marketing hack 8)

what's the deal with all these raw frames - test mules?

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

April 23, 2010, 2:34 p.m.
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The raw bikes are protos that were welded in Vancouver.

April 23, 2010, 3:14 p.m.
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Had a go at one while at Sea Otter… again sorry Pete for being 10 minutes late to return the bike.

Thoughts and photos will be posted on monday.

Amazingly fun, agile bike!

Dan

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April 23, 2010, 4:15 p.m.
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Rocky's pivot placement keeps the chain growth neutral with eliminates pedal feedback under suspension movement.

If the linkage was designed to work with one gear combination you could argue that. Unfortunately it's just marketing.

Bike looks good though. A major step forward from the old boat anchor :)

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April 23, 2010, 5:19 p.m.
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Found some pricing info in this article.

The Slayer will be available in three models [HTML_REMOVED]#8211; 30, 50 and 70 [HTML_REMOVED]#8211; all of which will share the same frame. The 30 and 70 will feature painted finishes, while the flagship 70 will be black anodised. Component specifications will match each bike's price point and purpose. Pricing is targeted at US$2,899, $3,699 and $4,599, respectively. Limited availability is scheduled for August.

They don't lay out the components for each model though. At least, not that I've found yet.

April 23, 2010, 5:36 p.m.
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If the linkage was designed to work with one gear combination you could argue that. Unfortunately it's just marketing.

Not so… The concept behind SmoothLink is that the average chain torque line (ACTL) is more parallel to the lower link than other designs. In other words, averaging all gear combos, the chain is more parallel to the lower link, not just in one gear combo.

April 23, 2010, 5:49 p.m.
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is there anything to "smoothlink" or is it just funky faux bar?

no faux, thats 4 bar

good looking bike. My only minor gripe would be straightening the seattube for more SP extension, just for the peeps not using dropper posts. It just seems like a such a minor tweak

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April 23, 2010, 5:53 p.m.
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Light and slack with 4bar suspension and lots of travel? I'm in. Plus, even if its pivot placement is just marketing speak, its a great way to get past the big S patent.

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April 23, 2010, 5:59 p.m.
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I think Spec has less than 2 years left on the horst patent. It'll be interesting to see how many manu's jump on it for for 2012, and whether Spec will switch to something else

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April 23, 2010, 6:24 p.m.
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I totally want one.

www.vitalmtb.com

April 23, 2010, 6:55 p.m.
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I think Spec has less than 2 years left on the horst patent. It'll be interesting to see how many manu's jump on it for for 2012

be a tough sell to people who'd bought the marketing speak and recently bought bikes from companies that switched, a real punch in the nuts. clear up the debate and make this board less interesting, too

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

April 23, 2010, 8:53 p.m.
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…Trek…

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