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    New Trek Prototype DH bike

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    Centralized mass. I like it. Hopefully the tubing is thicker than a Coors can though.
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    Rear end looks somewhat demo-esque....

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    This bike will be sold along side the Session for 2011 in attempt to woo riders looking to build either the lightest or heaviest DH bike. That particular bike is made from straight tube DR series lead and features the double seat stay for added seat stayedness. It'll likely be called the Dread.

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    that looks fuggin rad. If I can still buy treks for discounts, I will attempt to own one of those!

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    Don't expect to see this in shops anytime soon (ever) just something I wanted to try out. Trek's ACG group (2 of us) build a lot of bikes just to try new ideas. Can't get into too many details about what this one does exactly, but I'm glad you like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [TA]
    Don't expect to see this in shops anytime soon (ever) just something I wanted to try out. Trek's ACG group (2 of us) build a lot of bikes just to try new ideas. Can't get into too many details about what this one does exactly, but I'm glad you like it!
    looks like a floating shock between the lower seat stay and the swing link, mounted just below the pivot on the down tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'size
    looks like a floating shock between the lower seat stay and the swing link, mounted just below the pivot on the down tube?

    Indeed.
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    So this has nothing to do with dw getting the patent for split pivot and trek having to change their platform from ABP? Just e spec..

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    As I said before it was built to test out some new ideas and was never considered an option for production. We built it about a year ago but never had the chance to ride it in Whistler, so we brought it up for a week of trashing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccspecialized
    So this has nothing to do with dw getting the patent for split pivot and trek having to change their platform from ABP? Just e spec..

    Sweet looking rig.

    Is Trek losing the right to use ABP because of DW's split pivot? Didn't Trek patent the ABP long ago??

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    Quote Originally Posted by [TA]
    Don't expect to see this in shops anytime soon (ever) just something I wanted to try out. Trek's ACG group (2 of us) build a lot of bikes just to try new ideas. Can't get into too many details about what this one does exactly, but I'm glad you like it!
    Bike looks very slick, I like seeing different suspension system implementations (even though this is really a different way of doing the same thing) between models of bike in a company rather than basically scaled versions of the same thing.

    What is that? session front triangle with different suspension mounts etc to take the different swing arm setup?

    ps you sound like you have an ok job there...

    pps I think I just found the colour scheme for my wifes ride...

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    That rear triangle is very reminiscent of a demo.
    The arsonist has oddly shaped feet!

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    thusfar i'm hearing these:
    ABP --> split pivot
    rear end --> Demo'esque

    Interesting.

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    Looks Flexy
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    i like it b
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