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Northern Aggressor
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Although I just a bought an XCL (review pending my Bootleg trip this weekend), I am already eager to lust over something else.. so where's that steel 29er frame that's been rumored...... I heard there's some "inside" guys on this forum :D :thumbsup: .
 

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I've seen the prototype out on the local trails. I think it may have been spotted at the Fullerton Loop last Thursday actually...
 

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Hmmm... I'm thinking of a company in Europe.... England actually... could it be... Reynolds?:thumbsup: :D
 

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Jasoooooonnnnnnnn..... :thumbsup:


Whats the ETA on this bad boy? I need to satiate my 29er jones by the spring :D .
 

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NWchumba said:
this bike better be steel my friend.

al on a big bike is just too flexy
That's a weird thing to say as aluminum frames are generally stiffer than steel, aren't they?
 

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ChumbaJason said:
Aluminum is generally stiffer than steel. Both have unique quality's. :thumbsup:
Aluminum isn't actually stiffer than steel. Steel has a higher modulus than aluminum and as result frame makers use thinner steel tubes analagous to thicker aluminum tubes. This means the cross section of steel tubing has generally has a higher area moment of inertia than a thicker aluminum tube of comparable strength. The higher the area moment of inertia the higher the slenderness ratio - the key factor in what we percieve as stiffness.
 
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