REDBULL

... Unlike most carbon frame manufacturers, Steve offers semi-customisable reach, head angle and bottom bracket geometry.... he's engineered very specific features into it, enhancing tyre clearance, strength and balance....

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BICYCLE DESIGN PART 4

This industry does sporn innovation, competition ensures that companies get their designers to work. Recently there have been some big names attempting the HOUR again.  These bikes are very simple and in their purist form... or are they....

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BICYCLE DESIGN PART 3

Over the last few decades there has been the development and adoption of more "standards" and some of these look very familiar to a Klein owner.  There was a few simple USPs that made a Klein special, detailing was just one of them...

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BICYCLE DESIGN PART 2:

...In the 1980's you can forgive the early MTB "pioneer" framebuiders for getting components came from road bike and beach cruisers. But with impact, sand, mud and rocks components started failing.  Lets look at 2 component on your typical mountain bike, where they started and where they are today...

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Bicycle Design part 1:

 I will take you on the journey of bicycles that have influenced me and then why I took the less conventional path;  I will answer those questions and let you glimpse into my design mind...  I hope you enjoy the journey....

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#MTB Evolutions

There are several things wrong with the way that mountain bikes have evolved.  
In the begining you can forgive the "pioneer" framebuiders for getting components came from road bike and beach cruisers....

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I NEED…. I WANT…

I want a bicycle that will take belt drive, so I set about designing around Gates Carbon Drive CDX.  I want a cross country 29er that will take hills in anger and descend with confidence.  I want a frame that is stiff yet compliant.  A frame that will let me rip my legs off...

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Designing by Consensus

Although the survey pool was small, there are some interesting and unexpected findings.  
I do not think we have anything close to Homer Simpsons car, so we have a chance to get a good design here. 

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