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NSMB - 2012 Light DH Bike Build Off 7"+

June 27, 2012, 11:43 p.m.
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shittier most likely; long travel concentric = suckage.

Whoa whoa.

Raw carbon, check
Minimal decals (probably easily removed), check
Made by James Trimble, check

Ok what did you do with Perry???

Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

Nothing sums up my life's achievements like my stuffed corpse, suplexing a cougar.

June 27, 2012, 11:59 p.m.
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this came in at 37lbs

Saw Rob at Pemby on the weekend. Bike looked slick. Mind you it was on the back of the Nitro;)

Shed head!

June 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
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Whoa whoa.

Raw carbon, check
Minimal decals (probably easily removed), check
Made by James Trimble, check

Ok what did you do with Perry???

trimble's kid, huh? i did not know this. i actually chatted w/ brent trimble a couple times (in the process of warranting a cracked frame). interesting fellow, though his service was sucky. not unlike aaron franklin, now that i think of it. brilliant creatives should not be allowed to run businesses.

anyways, it takes more than carbon weave to win me over. hardware has to work. jamis did this bike ~15 years ago. concentric sucked then (heinous pedal bob, forward arcing wheelpath); no need to revisit that.

actually, this is probably better than the morpheous - w/ linkage actuated shock [HTML_REMOVED] floater:

while on the topic, here's a random homebuilt carbon bike out of the uk (appearing in dirt next month):

June 28, 2012, 9:05 a.m.
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while on the topic, here's a random homebuilt carbon bike out of the uk (appearing in dirt next month):

More info on this. Is there a build thread somewhere?

June 28, 2012, 9:16 a.m.
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Light,yes. Fugly, yes. Even if it rides out of this world why can't the designers make it attractive?

I'm sure that racers climbing to podium are worried about what their bike looks like.

June 28, 2012, 9:23 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 25, 2002

More info on this. Is there a build thread somewhere?

just this teaser:

http://dirt.mpora.com/news/homemade-bikes-the-bike-with-no-name.html

June 28, 2012, 11:49 a.m.
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Hmmmm………….thoughts? Claimed 32.3lbs.

you have to run a rear 7 inch rotor and dropouts halfway back for the rotor not to grind on the frame..tight


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June 28, 2012, 12:27 p.m.
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I'm sure that racers climbing to podium are worried about what their bike looks like.

considering the way racers dress…..I would say yes(although one could debate that they are color blind hence the vomit rainbow kits that are available)

Form should follow function, but seriously is it hard to make a bike look decent?
Protos can be excluded, but anything heading into a production line……

June 28, 2012, 12:52 p.m.
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June 28, 2012, 1:43 p.m.
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geometry also looks too steep on the morpheus

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

June 28, 2012, 3:16 p.m.
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considering the way racers dress…..I would say yes(although one could debate that they are color blind hence the vomit rainbow kits that are available)

Form should follow function, but seriously is it hard to make a bike look decent?
Protos can be excluded, but anything heading into a production line……

I think it looks a little odd, but I do like that they made it look unique.

Also, I wanted to add in something a little different to the armchair engineers saying that the geometry looks wrong and 'it looks flexy' :)

June 28, 2012, 3:20 p.m.
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I'm sure that racers climbing to podium are worried about what their bike looks like.

Before we jump to conclusions let's wait and see how many podiums this bike garners… and its still ugly.

June 28, 2012, 4:53 p.m.
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Before we jump to conclusions let's wait and see how many podiums this bike garners… and its still ugly.

Here's an actual racer at Windham with his Morpheus. It does stand out from the crowd.

Shed head!

June 28, 2012, 8:24 p.m.
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No denying it stands out… however, unless Aaron Gwin is piloting that bike I doubt it will be on a WC podium anytime soon.

June 28, 2012, 8:37 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 5, 2005

Light,yes. Fugly, yes. Even if it rides out of this world why can't the designers make it attractive?

..cause everything about morpheus is kinda nerdy

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