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You´re welcome! They (Bike Magazin) haven´t been allowed to post the pictures before midnight, but they did it. We Germans are very fast, aren´t we?
 

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Not bad at all. A little too much green for my taste but the frame looks very promising. I like those XCR 1.2 wheels :thumbsup:
 

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Anyone seen this bike up close? What is the shape of the top tube. Looks like it tapers at the seat tube.
 

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First reaction :eekster: ... maybe the end of my lefty+titanium frame dream !

Back to reality :madman: ... where am I gonna find the money ?
 

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hot bike !
hot weight !
:eek: 7.54 kilogram :eek:
 

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Scalfred said:
First reaction :eekster: ... maybe the end of my lefty+titanium frame dream !

Back to reality :madman: ... where am I gonna find the money ?
Sort of how my thinking went, "damn thats a nice bike!" Love the 80's feel green and everything.....and then looked at the prices.

Oh chit! Thats never gonna happen:eek: Well, maybe a FC 2:idea:

Flash Carbon Component Highlights;
Flash Carbon Ultimate - $9,600 - 16.5 pounds (without pedals)
Lefty Speed Carbon SL 110
DT Swiss XCR 1.2 carbon wheelset
Schwalbe Furious Fred 26 x 2.1 EVO folding
Cannondale Hollowgram SL crank 42/28
SRAM XX groupset
Fi:zi'k Antares Carbon

Flash Carbon 1 - $6,400
Lefty Speed Carbon SL 110
Shimano XTR Lefty wheelset
FSA K-Force Light BB30 crank 44/32/22
Shimano XTR shifters and derailleurs
Shimano XTR disc brakes

Flash Carbon 2 - $3,750
Lefty Speed Carbon with DLR 110
DT Swiss XCR 1.5 wheelset
FSA V-Drive BB30 crank 44/32/22
SRAM X-7 shifters, X-9 rear derailleur
Avid Elixir R disc brakes


I don't see a MIUSA sticker anywhere, is it possible that this carbon frame is Chinese made?
 

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16.6lb

16.6lb...
H O L Y S H I T...
This is one of the reasons I like about Cannondale bikes: Engineering.
I wonder what big "S" is doing.
Still sending emails out and tryin to recruit Cannondale engineers perhaps?...
Not a chance.

Can't compete with Cannondale.
 

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cannondale_rize said:
16.6lb...
H O L Y S H I T...
This is one of the reasons I like about Cannondale bikes: Engineering.
I wonder what big "S" is doing.
Still sending emails out and tryin to recruit Cannondale engineers perhaps?...
Not a chance.

Can't compete with Cannondale.
Read the story in the link above. They hired the guru responsible for Scott's carbon fiber program. Turned him loose on designing frames.

The key seems to be the straight carbon, one strand fibers that run the length of the tube. One of the main tricks is that the front derailleur does not clamp to the seat tube. Lots of weight saved there and in the chainstays.

Should be able to get the frame under 16 pounds without much issue.

Looks like from the rear view, one can run a really big tire. 2.3" or more.
 

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I've never really looked closely at lightweight high end components before, but man. Hollow center chain links, no middle ring looking Ti front chain rings, two piece rotors and the just enough metal sprockets:eek: wow........

I'm guess it's nothing new in road and mountain bikes but that is some cool stuff...:cool:

So is the front derailleur bolted on to the seat tube?
 
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