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    Prototype Fisher?????

    Read the photo caption in this article....

    We'll find out soon enough... but WTF could it be?? "Prototype Fisher"??? I'm assuming a 29er, but maybe not??? All he mentions on the actual article is that it's a hardtail...

    http://singletrack.competitor.com/20...l-growler_8209


    At this weekend's Original Growler race in Gunnison, Colorado Travis Brown won't be on a Trek with drop bars, as he was at the 2009 Leadville Trail 100. Instead he'll look to defend his Growler crown on a Fisher prototype MTB. Photo by Kurt Hoy
    Next weekend Brown is racing the Growler on a hard tail for the first time. Itís a prototype Gary Fisher he wants to race test, explaining that racing is the only way he can really get a feel for the functionality and ride of a developmental ride.
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    Hmmm maybe a steel frame G2 bike???
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    I'm going out on a limb here... but thinking mmaaaayyybbbe a carbon fiber hardtail G2 26er....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MI_canuck
    I'm going out on a limb here... but thinking mmaaaayyybbbe a carbon fiber hardtail G2 26er....
    Still not a CF fan.

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    Its going to be a carbon 29er SS with dropouts which don't slip

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    All you got to do is look around a bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason745
    All you got to do is look around a bit...

    http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/12297...77609127_EDp8k

    uh, I see who I think is Travis... on a black framed 29er (looks aluminum but too hard to tell), but otherwise, can't really see $h!t... you got the scoop on this?? SPEAK!!

    If it's carbon, I'm thinking this is an OCLV Superfly HT (currently, only the 100 is OCLV, but HT SF is not...)



    PS - I see gripshift... I HOPE that means 10-speed gripshift!
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    You can make some "maybe" conclusions from the picture.

    The BB area looks to be just like the SuperFly Carbon hardtail.
    The Fork to me looks like 100mm.
    Crank looks to be Shimano double of some sort.

    Seems a OCLV, 100mm, 2x10 would be a move I could see on the Fly hardtail.

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    Found a few pictures of the prototype bike. Can't really tell anything different about it though. Looks to be an aluminum frame. Maybe an updated genesis geometry? 100mm travel fork? Found at http://singletrack.competitor.com/20...ized/8350_8350 towards the bottom of the page.
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    Hmmm appears to have a "E2" head tube for a tapered steer tube fork also.
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    IF that's the proto bike he talked about in the article... makes sense as it being an "Aluminum Superfly". Let's face it, a Superfly isn't cheap, yet a Paragon - the next step down - isn't exactly a race oriented bike like the Superfly is.

    Hmmmm....
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    Hmmm..... the Alum bike above does not look like the bike in this picture. BB junction looks different to me.

    http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/12297...27_EDp8k-X3-LB

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    True, this makes me think that we are possibly getting ready to see G3 HT geometry.

    He could be testing the AL and Carbon versions.
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    I realize these are prototype photos here, but I think Fisher should take ques from this prototype and go for a more subdued look on their frames going forward. The last iteration fo frames with Fisher splattered on them about 15 times was a little bit overkill. Sometimes less is more.

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    Would the initial proto's be in Aluminum rather than carbon because it's less expensive to wield together a few tubes?

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    there's a few photos of Travis... bent seat stays (like many are doing, to soften the ride)...

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    closeup of headtube:

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    Looks alot like my "prototype"....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob
    Would the initial proto's be in Aluminum rather than carbon because it's less expensive to wield together a few tubes?
    No - since TB isn't wanting to test geo or fit. He's wanting to put lots of durability miles on it. An aluminum version of a carbon frame would provide zero feedback in that respect.
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    You can see integrated BB bearings and E2 headset. I want to know that the circular thing is right above the rear dropout.
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    I see that.... a pivot maybe? to alleviate some stresses in the rear dropout area maybe... just a crazy theory...
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    Maybe Trek has decided that in order to keep selling mountain bikes, they must introduce a 29er...

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    Right, thinking it is Trek, will fall price wise between the GF Paragon and Superfly. Alum. with E2 head tube and a G2 fork?

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    Hmmm, interesting...

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