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    New Tomac DH bike

    Saw the new Tomac Primer 220 in Keystone, Colorado. See attached photo.
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    ohhh, i like it, but the TT could go lower.
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    That looks pretty cool I like...

    Seems like a cross between the Session 10 and the Yazuka.
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    Yeah, looks like the Session 10, very similar rearend. Can't see if there is any crazy linkage or somthing.

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    I like the look.

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    The linkage seemed similar to the Session 10....a little more trimed down..
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    the white 40 is SICK, but ya a lower TT would look and prolly perform better imho

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    very nice
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    I don't know if it's the white or what, but that's one purdy bike!

    Even better looking than those Sunn Radicals.

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    I was wondering what that was - I saw the bike up at Keystone last week, but only for a few seconds.
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    MUCH better looking than his old DH bikes.

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    Very nice. Up to par with today' demands And i will rd the fact that a lower TT would make it more manuverable - but I am sure it would rock just as is and the lower TT would just be cake... Sweet Looking fo sho
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    pure tits right there!!!

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    I think the TT is right where it needs to be. Compared to the stock bumper height of the truck it seems pretty pedal friendly.

    very sexy looking

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    Is Tomac still Tomac or did he sell out? Who own's the brand now??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowpug
    Is Tomac still Tomac or did he sell out? Who own's the brand now??

    Via Bikemag.com

    The Tomac brand of mountain bikes is back in action for 2008. The revived companyís three-bike lineup was revealed in Monterey, California, right before the Sea Otter Classic got underway.

    John Tomac and new business partner Joel Smith, formerly of Answer/Manitou, were on hand to preview the brandís three new single-pivot full suspension bikes, which include the Carbide XC, a 90-millimeter XC race bike; the Snyper, a 140-millimeter trail bike; and the Primer, a 220-millemeter downhill model that will be offered as a frame only.

    Doug Bradburry, the original founder of Manitou supension and original co-founder of Tomac, helped design the Primer downhill. David Earle, a designer with stints at both Specialized and Santa Cruz under his belt, brought his experience with bikes like the P3, Blur and Nomad to the table and spearheaded the design of the Carbide XC and Snyper platforms.
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    There's been a lot of magazine coverage of Tomac's new stuff. JT's well aware of what previous poor judgement in business did to his reputation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karupshun
    Via Bikemag.com

    The Tomac brand of mountain bikes is back in action for 2008. The revived companyís three-bike lineup was revealed in Monterey, California, right before the Sea Otter Classic got underway.

    John Tomac and new business partner Joel Smith, formerly of Answer/Manitou, were on hand to preview the brandís three new single-pivot full suspension bikes, which include the Carbide XC, a 90-millimeter XC race bike; the Snyper, a 140-millimeter trail bike; and the Primer, a 220-millemeter downhill model that will be offered as a frame only.

    Doug Bradburry, the original founder of Manitou supension and original co-founder of Tomac, helped design the Primer downhill. David Earle, a designer with stints at both Specialized and Santa Cruz under his belt, brought his experience with bikes like the P3, Blur and Nomad to the table and spearheaded the design of the Carbide XC and Snyper platforms.
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    There's been a lot of magazine coverage of Tomac's new stuff. JT's well aware of what previous poor judgement in business did to his reputation
    Karupshun, thx for the heads up! The new line of bikes certainly do look nice for sure.

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    Hopefully the designs won't change each and every year they have previously.
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    The suspension setup actually looks alot like the old Magnum 204.
    Highish pivot in front of the ring, looks like it is a singlepivot, and probably has some sort of rocker between the swingarm and shock. Front is totally different, and I really hope they have some different standards in hub and BB width

    Looks good though!
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    Looks flexy, esp in the white!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen
    The suspension setup actually looks alot like the old Magnum 204.
    Highish pivot in front of the ring, looks like it is a singlepivot, and probably has some sort of rocker between the swingarm and shock. Front is totally different, and I really hope they have some different standards in hub and BB width

    Looks good though!

    Tomac used the Magnum as the basis for this bike. it also explains why it's not as low-slung as expected, from his old school pedal-during-the-race roots.

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    That website navigation is absolutely awful. Wonder if they truly realize how bad the reputation is. Hope Joel has some money to fall back on. More than ten years and they can't get the brand going for any significant amount of time in any capacity, but the constant is JT always gets a paycheck. Not what the bike industry needs.

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