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2mellow taking pics of me taking pics of him shooting pics of the Alma 29
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It's a really unique looking frame.. I was under the impression that it would be exactly like the 26" carbon frame. I hope some racers actually jump on this frame, as it looks well suited for it!
 

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It looks pretty much the same as the 26" frame though their tech guy says it was re-engineered for the bigger wheels. The stays are reshaped for tire and f. derailleur clearance with 445mm (?) CSL.

They had 4-6 built up Alma 29ers in the booth.
 

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endure26 said:
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What do you make of those dropouts? Pretty unusual looking from here. Unlike any of the carbon offerings I've seen.
I trust their engineering. I heard part of the presentation by their tech guy. The frame design is well research, tested and built.

He also mentioned they are wanted to put their Euro Pro XC team on the 29er.
 

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Nice! That thing looks fast as fock.

I love the ingenuity of shaping the frame like a fender and the fresh dropout idea. Throw a leg over one and let us know if it's the F1 of niners! :D
You are the best for getting all the photos and info to us.

Deeply indebted,
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Wow, very nice! Too bad they won't make one in my size. You know, so I could at least entertain a realistic fantasy about buying one.
 

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Yet. Give them time.
Thanks for keeping my dream alive, Shig.
 

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Is it available as a frame? I would install a Pace fork, FSA Team Issue cranks, Zipp 303 Clincher Wheelset. And then I would fly right by the rangers with their radar guns. :D
 

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Is it shaped *to* act as a fender, or is it shaped *and happens* to act as a fender??
Paraphrasing, he said it was shaped - within the structural requirements - to act as a minimalist fender because they could. The underside is slightly concave with a very small lip at the sides.
 

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Paraphrasing, he said it was shaped - within the structural requirements - to act as a minimalist fender because they could. The underside is slightly concave with a very small lip at the sides.
Interesting.
I wouldn't want things hitting the carbon if I could avoid it - though I guess a kevlar ply would limit damage.
 

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Thanks Shiggy. You have brought us great photos. Keep up the good work. I really like that the option to use V-Brakes is there as well. I'll bet that this thing will be next to impossible to get.
 

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shiggy said:
Paraphrasing, he said it was shaped - within the structural requirements - to act as a minimalist fender because they could. The underside is slightly concave with a very small lip at the sides.
Hmm. Not very aero. :D :D
 

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threesixeight said:
Thanks Shiggy. You have brought us great photos. Keep up the good work. I really like that the option to use V-Brakes is there as well. I'll bet that this thing will be next to impossible to get.
Word is the production frames will be disc only
 
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