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    Carbon-Kevlar composite Podium

    well....sort of. It has a composite downtube protector consisting of alternating layers of kevlar and carbon fiber, with an outer Sorbothane energy absorbing layer and carbon fiber shell. Even with all that it doesn't weight too much. I still have to convert to tubeless (DH tubes) and a few other changes, and I should have it #38lbs or so.

    Got to go, NWCUP awaits (Media | Northwest Cup)
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    Nice!
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    Looks great! Can you get some close up shots of the underside of the down tube and chain stay? Did you go with the AIR Fox 40? Not sure they are available yet. Also, what did you wrap the chain stay with? Looks like a clean wrap!

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    Phwoar! Awesome! Can we have a ride review?

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    Soon. Race weekend. I will post up some close up pix of the downtube protector next week. Also, I still haven't desided what to do with the chainstay. I just wrapped it in tape for the race. The 'problem' is that it is rounded in cross-section. My DT was rectangular and allowed be to just put a strip on the top and bottom. I can't do that now. And the chainstays are very 3D, lots of bending and design went into the chainstay. I think I will use what I am going with for the downtube cosmetic layer. I already have the fiber, but the sheets are hard to cut and I think I need to buy new shears so I can get a clean cut.
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    Looks great, wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought View Post
    Soon. Race weekend. I will post up some close up pix of the downtube protector next week. Also, I still haven't desided what to do with the chainstay. I just wrapped it in tape for the race. The 'problem' is that it is rounded in cross-section. My DT was rectangular and allowed be to just put a strip on the top and bottom. I can't do that now. And the chainstays are very 3D, lots of bending and design went into the chainstay. I think I will use what I am going with for the downtube cosmetic layer. I already have the fiber, but the sheets are hard to cut and I think I need to buy new shears so I can get a clean cut.
    On my Podium I used the "3M Mastic Tape" for the chain stay and it actually bends as you please (much like a porn star).

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