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I bought Pam a high end Tribike this winter ZOYKS they are expensive. They are pretty darn cool though - 90% of the darn thing is carbon.

Good news is I bought it from a sponsored rider so I got it for pennies on the dollar. ;-)

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Yep, very cool, thanks.

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Rasyad, with those two ideas. Just Imagine!

Additive machining just tickles my imagination
 

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I bought Pam a high end Tribike this winter ZOYKS they are expensive. They are pretty darn cool though - 90% of the darn thing is carbon.

Good news is I bought it from a sponsored rider so I got it for pennies on the dollar. ;-)

Matt
So sponsorship does pay off then 😉

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Down side is you couldn't nip to the shop for a pint of milk on a 7k bow :)
 

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I agree. It is great technology and a step forward. Mountain bikes are the other vice of mine apart from archery and I have owned Yeti dual suspension bikes that cost $5000 and I currently have a single speed steel frame hardtail that cost $2500 that I put together (bought the components separately - not built the steel frame).

I get the strength benefits and the idea of full in-house production One thing that always made me laugh when I hear people talk about a new part for the bike is that they spent twice as much and got a 15% weight saving.

If I wanted to lighten up my bike I would take a dump before I ride or lose weight :)

And like Sylvan said what benefit would be gained.. I see they talk about the vertical strength and I guess that is important for downhill but I would want to know the lateral strength. what I mean by that is how badly does the frame flex side to side when I pedal. If they stiffen that up then more of my energy is transferred into pedalling force and not lost in frame flex.

I would rather spend money on a decent frame and higher spec'd components like running gear and suspension.
 

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I built my first mountain bike - frame up - from a derelict Schwinn Paramount frame back in 1971.

Fast forward.

The Irish, natch, are about six jumps ahead . . .



Here's a link - http://woodelo.ie/philosophy/

This continues to be inspirational for me for many reasons as I work on the design and build of my wood (not phenolic-wood, not carbon-wood, but wood-wood) FITA barebow riser. All that glitters is not metal shavings.

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My old Trek Antelope is still in one piece so I'm not in the market for a new bike. That 7K bike is awesome but I'd have to up my car insurance just to haul it. All the $titanium$ adds up and Petrovic has the right idea.:)
 

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3d printed risers would definitely be interesting .. No out of align risers I imagine. One question could you be more radical in riser design or is it rather more of a case of another production method that could offer tighter tolerances?
 
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