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    cycling/mtb predictions 2013

    -winter/cycling fatbikes continue to grow, suspension starts making a more frequent appearance
    -flow trails continue to rise in popularity
    -bmx/dirt jumpers see greater growth
    -major funding for a trail project gets approved
    -road riding increases in popularity
    -slope style/red bull gets network coverage
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    Electric shifting starts to show up on mountain bikes (and not just Di2 hacks).

    Even more BB/axle "standards".

    UCI gets major shake-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    -winter/cycling fatbikes continue to grow, suspension starts making a more frequent appearance
    -flow trails continue to rise in popularity
    -bmx/dirt jumpers see greater growth
    -major funding for a trail project gets approved
    -road riding increases in popularity
    -slope style/red bull gets network coverage
    most of those have already happened or have been ongoing for some time there, kreskin :

    -fatbike forks: Scoop! Sandman Bikes 2013 | FAT-BIKE.COM
    -flow trails will rise in popularity because the municipal lawyers like them, name will be changed to no-tech trails.
    -red bull was on nbc this year, where have you been ?

    what i'd like to see (cassandra i amn't...not holding my breath on this):

    -randonneuring/bikepacking bikeway network in ontario (a la Velo Route verte) - this would mesh nicely with your want of major funding
    -the city of toronto to issue race permits again (they've pretty much stopped since ford took office)

    and finally, the important stuff:

    -29er fatbikes
    -a wheel size between 650b and 29: 675x
    -a wheel size between 26 and 650b
    -cardboard commuter bikes make it big
    -shimano and sram lobby to pass legislation to make 9 speed illegal forcing everyone to upgrade
    -12 speed
    -53t rear cogs
    -myles rockwell moves to washington state and starts farming
    -solar flares wipe out all electrical grids worldwide, forcing billions to ride their bikes
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    Enduro style racing gets a big push to replace failed Super-D style races.

    /pleasepleasepleaseplease
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    UCI gets major shake-up.
    WC DH makes a split from UCI???? That would be cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post
    Enduro style racing gets a big push to replace failed Super-D style races.

    /pleasepleasepleaseplease
    This is a done deal. Enduro style racing is exploding. If someone in Ontario doesn't host an Enduro in Collingwood in 2013 I'd consider that a major fail.

    I've personally stepped up to be the race director for our local mtb association and will be doing Enduro format for our twoonie races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidVicious View Post
    ...

    and finally, the important stuff:

    ...
    -cardboard commuter bikes make it big
    Not cardboard, but in spirit with that idea:
    The ReCycle: World's First 100%-Recycled-Aluminum Bikes by Bryce Edmonds — Kickstarter

    My big one for 2013 is that those two lawyers Koehl and Brown will kick somebody's a** and get some real reform for cyclists and peds. (Speaking of lawyers, I'm also crossing my fingers that Bu**man cancels the NHL and those Bay street lawyers will sue to get an open tournament for the Stanley. )

    WAG for 2013: an offroad-worthy ebike. The prototypes are out there, including I think singlesprocket's recent project. Still waiting for the real thing.

    Re Collingwood, there's been at least two previous enduro's there that I know of. But, with cyclists now on board at Kolapore, I'd say the odds for a more successful event are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidVicious View Post
    most of those have already happened or have been ongoing for some time there, kreskin :

    -fatbike forks: Scoop! Sandman Bikes 2013 | FAT-BIKE.COM
    -flow trails will rise in popularity because the municipal lawyers like them, name will be changed to no-tech trails.
    -red bull was on nbc this year, where have you been ?
    -"more frequent appearance" is the term i used... an example of what people are doing...



    -to say that if the lawyers like it, it's now not tech is a rather
    facetious/assumptive remark.

    -showing redbull an odd time does not mean picked up by the network... making it a part of regular programming does...
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    I predict more innovations in bike design that will allow access for people with limited
    access

    I predict prototypes like a 4 wheel DH bike (the Athos Quad bike) currently tested will be a breakthrough for riders with disability such as paralysis. This will open the door to people excluded from DH to participate

    I predict a focus on more specialized details and modifications to accomodate a greater variety of riders for example designing a bike that can be propelled with the hands...or the brain so disabled or elderly riders can hit the trails or shred the gnar

    I predict more ebikes

    I predict that we will see carbon bikes being sold in places like Canadian Tire and Walmart. Carbon bikes will become more affordable for everyone.

    I predict more variety of progressive features to be incorporated into the trail designs
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post
    Enduro style racing gets a big push to replace failed Super-D style races.

    /pleasepleasepleaseplease
    that would be fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post

    I predict more variety of progressive features to be incorporated into the trail designs
    On that note, what sort of features would you like to see? I'm always open to ideas.

    (No freakin' hamster wheels! Been there, done that. )
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    I predict that bikes will be more expensive than in 2012.
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    Predictions

    • Fatbiking and bike commuting continue to grow in popularity.
    • MTB festivals and microbrewery beer will continue to rise in popularity.
    • Road biking declines in wake of doping scandals.
    • More road bike doping scandals.
    • More miles of MTB trails are built as municipalities and private landowners see the upsides.
    • More bikes sold with 2 or 1 chainring. 3-ring setups decline.
    • I get negative reps for this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    On that note, what sort of features would you like to see? I'm always open to ideas.

    (No freakin' hamster wheels! Been there, done that. )
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    By the end of the year, I will be riding a 650b carbon-coated cardboard fatbike with electric shifting, electric assist, and a Garmin unit that continuously posts my VO2max and hematocrit level to stravatwitter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    On that note, what sort of features would you like to see?
    Climbs?

    (ducks and covers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Climbs?
    Trail Ninja, what my friend above meant to say was flowy climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Trail Ninja, what my friend above meant to say was flowy climbs.
    only if it is a two way trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    On that note, what sort of features would you like to see? I'm always open to ideas.

    (No freakin' hamster wheels! Been there, done that. )

    I;d like to see more drops that can be rolled or launched. Some tabletops too
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I predict prototypes like a 4 wheel DH bike (the Athos Quad bike) currently tested will be a breakthrough for riders with disability such as paralysis. This will open the door to people excluded from DH to participate
    Was already done at least 6 years ago maybe older. Stacy Kohut built one prior to 2006 and started Rav 4.

    stacy kohut shredding on 4 wheels on Vimeo

    The UK group started I believe 3-4 years ago.
    Rough Riderz Downhill 4 Wheel Mountain Bike Club

    The DH wheel chair concept is way beyond the prototype phase.


    Off road hand cycles have been around almost for as long or longer. Anyone who did 24 Summer Solstice the year of G20 will recall the guy on course in a hand cycle as well.

    Explorer 2 Off-Road Handcycle


    Then of course one can't ignore hardman Will Craig who didn't let losing an arm stop him from riding Ladies Only, GMG, and such.

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    I predict SRAM will release a hydraulic disc brake for cyclocross, it will be on every high end cross racing bike and it will suck.

    I predict Rapha will offer 100 really expensive things that won't suck and I will buy some of them.

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    I predict further planned obsolescence on the part of the bike industry, followed by pushback as more people go gearless or retro in response, and me bucking the trend by getting my first blingy cross country race bike in 10 years, but it not making a damn bit of difference to my pathetic results.

    I also see cyclocross bikes increasing in popularity as more people discover the sport, as well as what a great all purpose machine a cyclocross bike makes.

    Oh yeah, and the fatbike thing too
    Strava made me do it....

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    The release of 4.0 -4.4 x26 fatbike tires, the current offering of 4.8 is just a touch to big to fit into most frames.

    More 29+ tire options (29x3.0) to compete with Surly's Knard.
    Also more frames options that will fit that size tire that are lighter that the Krampus.

    More wide tubeless rim options to fit the big 29er tires, giving them more volume/footprint without the muffin topping.

    That is all that maters to me as far as cycling parts getting released.

    It will all happen ,but when??
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Even more BB/axle "standards".
    Ughhh, please no more. Please no more larger diameter things in the name of stiffness! But when I read the title of this thread, this was the first thing that came to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    By the end of the year, I will be riding a 650b carbon-coated cardboard fatbike with electric shifting, electric assist, and a Garmin unit that continuously posts my VO2max and hematocrit level to stravatwitter.



    Climbs?

    (ducks and covers)
    sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    I predict SRAM will release a hydraulic disc brake for cyclocross, it will be on every high end cross racing bike and it will suck.
    SRAM already showed off the RED hydraulic bits. Turns out Todd Wells was using them at the Olympics. The hoods are HUGE (!) to accommodate the master cylinder!

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    Yeah, I know, about four months too late to get them on the 2013 bikes.

    Also... that didn't take long.

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