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    Default The future of road bikes?

    Aero - check
    lightweight - check
    big tires - check
    disc brakes - check
    no front der - ?
    special cassette - ?

    Seems like a bold choice for 3T to go dedicated 1x with no provision to mount a derailleur on their first road platform.
    Interesting to see a geo chart, the rear center looks very short. Could be an terrible chain-line with a 1x12 and those
    super short stays, and a pie plate cassette.


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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Ugly - check
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Crazy short wheelbase - check

    I like it! (even though it is ugly)...but it's not for me.
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Time trial Polo Bike.
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    This is what happens when computer models, not humans, design bikes.
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    *looks for a fork to gouge eyes out with*
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    The future of road bikes, and seemingly all bikes, is specialization. There are now bikes for every little niche type of riding. It's neat from a gear perspective, but a little overwhelming at the same time.
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by verbs4us View Post
    This is what happens when marketing models, not humans, design bikes.
    Corrected that.
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    RC looks less short-ish when you fix the ST.

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Ugly - yes. How is this better?
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    How, in 2017, are they selling a bicycle with that ridiculous cable routing?

    That's not a rhetorical question, but a real one. WTF are they thinking? I attempted to perform surgery on a bike with that cable routing once and after about an hour gave up. I can hardly think of a worse 'innovation' in cycling than this one.

    It's really ugly, but at least it barely works.

    The proportions remind me of the old 1980s Rigi (here outfitted with modern componentry).
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    With the fat tyres and that 'seat tube', I'd imagine getting a front derailleur to work/fit could be nigh-on impossible anyway.

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    The value of my Richard Sachs road bicycles just went up 20%.
     

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Needs another foot of cable housing for the rear derailleur.

    Big tires but no clearance at the down tube or seat tube? Some of the rough stuff you need big tires for is loose, wet, and/or sticky.

    Leaving the front derailleur off an adventure bike is silly. Not having a provision for one is a mistake.

    Please revise and resubmit.
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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Leaving the front derailleur off an adventure bike is silly. Not having a provision for one is a mistake.
    It's not an adventure bike - it's specifically designed as an aero road bike; but your sentiment remains true regardless.

    The article hints at the use of a road version of the SRAM XD freehub driver thingy, so I'm guessing the cassette will be 10-36t and could cater for 12-speed - which makes me wonder if a 1x12 road / groad group might also be SRAM's next move...

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    It's just a Cervelo S5 with some changes to the aero profile. Nothing to see here. Back to your stations.

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    Default Re: The future of road bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by verbs4us View Post
    This is what happens when computer models, not humans, design bikes.
    i know Gerard and i guess he isn't dissimilar from a computer model....but fuck man...that's cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCT View Post
    The value of my Richard Sachs road bicycles just went up 20%.
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    ---plus a guaranteed residual income..

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    baines-hs3.jpgThe geometry reminds me of the Flying Gate from 1936. Which you can still get TJ Cycles - Welcome
     

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    Put me in the Firefly queue

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