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    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2009...milram_focus09
    i love the look of a non-wishbone stay. the wishbone thing is often the one thing that aesthetically bums me out about a lot of mass produced bikes...


    who's making them for Focus?
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    porn wheels.
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    no...but after looking at this rather "straight fwd" looking PRO Tour carbon steed, I am interested.

    and nothing beats a team on LWs! Duh'ammmm!
    "make the break"

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    I also dont care for the wishbone stays.

    Cool- split seatstays, ISP, white LW spokes, 125mm stem, a little guy with a wider 24mm rear tire, 3T fork

    Ghey- SRAM red on a pro tour bike, Speedplays, spacers above the stem
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by coloclimber View Post

    Ghey- SRAM red on a pro tour bike, Speedplays, spacers above the stem

    not as ghey as 7800 DA
    spacers above is nouveau
    "make the break"

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    A spacer above is a very good thing from a structural standpoint. Give those carbon steerers a break (no pun intended) and run a spacer above the stem. It will take a good bit of stress off the steerer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kirk View Post
    A spacer above is a very good thing from a structural standpoint. Give those carbon steerers a break (no pun intended) and run a spacer above the stem. It will take a good bit of stress off the steerer.

    Dave
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    and while we're at the critique, five bucks says its just cross chained to get the wheel in from the stand.
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    so the guy is 5' 9" with a 54 top tube, the saddle jammed way forward, and a 125 stem.
    seems like he's in front of the thing?
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    Someone stores a Focus in the bike cage at my office. Last year's version of their 105 road bike I believe. Looks nice enough. It may be the red color but the down tube looks huge, like old Cannondale huge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    so the guy is 5' 9" with a 54 top tube, the saddle jammed way forward, and a 125 stem.
    seems like he's in front of the thing?
    so the guy prolly has short femurs, and big feet and tends towards longer cranks. so what?
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    i like how they're sized like portions at a fast food restaurant in germany.

    no small

    just

    medium, large and x-large.


    bike looks ok i guess.
     

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    They look good. they have the ritchey isp top clamp.

    but the most interesting piece is that the entire team is on lightweights. does this signal that lightweight is finally sponsoring a team as opposed to making pro tour riders purchase the wheels?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
    They look good. they have the ritchey isp top clamp.

    but the most interesting piece is that the entire team is on lightweights. does this signal that lightweight is finally sponsoring a team as opposed to making pro tour riders purchase the wheels?
    Unibet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swoop View Post
    so the guy prolly has short femurs, and big feet and tends towards longer cranks. so what?
    i imagine he's got his contact points figured out, but i was wondering...

    a) without actually seeing him on the bike, doesn't that setup appear to position the rider pretty far forward?

    b) if so, do you think that's preference or is that the result of geometry that's less than ideal for him?

    by the way, it's a question, not a judgement.
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    david, not if he has short femurs, big feet, long cranks.. etc.
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    My unibet is that he has his track position worked out pretty well and just wanted to replicate it on the road bike.
     

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    That frame also exemplifies a puzzling naming trend infecting euro cookie-cutter carbon frames, e.g., Focus, Poison, Cube, Red Bull, Wave, Fat, Carver, Radon, Canyon, usw.

    Why the disturbing impulse for english names?

    Why not chinese or taiwanese names?

    Or better yet, neo-assyrian?
     

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    the bike comes in three sizes...the smallest of which is a 54cm. they're fitting him on the bike. that's why the seat is pushed all the way forward....they're sorta kinda making it work by leaving the headtube short enough. he's just lucky he's not on a cervelo which has way more setback even in the tiny sizes...then the bike'd look really stupid.


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    3 whole sizes? why not just one? he could point the stem backwards. the contact points would be right. i'd hate to ride 25,000 miles/year for a living and have to ride something that feels like size 12 shoes on 10.5 feet.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
    i'd hate to ride 25,000 miles/year for a living and have to ride something that feels like size 12 shoes on 10.5 feet.

    join a pro-tour team; you'll grow into them i promise.

    jerk
     

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