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    Default Re: Hope-Lotus Ti/Carbon Track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by jerk View Post
    [snip] to me its amazing that elite guys were able to achieve their desired TT positions without this technology.
    Back when cycling was a major sport, there were Major Taylor stems, and Oscar Watsyn would make custom bends for the riders.
     

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    Default Re: Hope-Lotus Ti/Carbon Track bike

    What's strange here is that Lotus is know for power vs weight ratio, which is not exactly the case of Track discipline.
    The second odd thing is about Hope and carbon fiber, as they're known for manufacturing (in fact, machining) from aluminium alloys.

    Other than that, I won't comment about how it looks, but then, there's E-Derny's now
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    Default Re: Hope-Lotus Ti/Carbon Track bike

    Some interesting info here both in the article and in the video.

    A deep dive into Team GB’s radical new track bike: All in for 2% | CyclingTips
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    Default Re: Hope-Lotus Ti/Carbon Track bike

    I happened to see the thing at the Rouleur Classic in London a few weeks ago. Somehow it looks better in person than in photographs. It might be a trick of my eye or the inescapable sense of scale when you can practically touch the thing. It struck me as more interesting and less gimicky in the flesh...er...fiber.
     

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    Default Re: Hope-Lotus Ti/Carbon Track bike

    Hope molds all of the carbon fiber and handles the final assembly.

    “We do all the molds for the frame, and lay up all the carbon,” said Hope head of sales and marketing Alan Weatherill. “The plies are all worked out here, it’s all cooked here, and it’s cured here in-house
    Happy to be wrong, I like companies like Hope, proving that you can do a lot of things under the home roof, if you want to
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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