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    Idea! Interbike floor show erratica

    Some random crap from the last two days...

    New alu floodgate knob on Pike:



    Pike Air U-Turn knob with a cool latch which flips up for twisting, down to be out of the way. Very smooth with strong detents (clicks):





    Tread pattern on the new Nokian Gazzaloddi:



    I went to a very cool Zoke tech forum this morning where they covered all manner of work on Zokes including overhauling TST carts:



    Hope had a cool station where they gave you a chunk of billet aluminum and a dremel and let you design your own hub. I think mine turned out pretty good:













    Hope goes postal:



    Here is a picture of Larry's toe. If you look closely you can see a 36 Talas in the foreground:



    Upon closer inspection (of the 36) you see it has a 3-position Talas mechanism. Yup, 3 clicks, 20mm adjustment with each click, 120, 140, 160mm. No more endless dial spinning. Nice:

    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Thanks-

    Thanks for posting the pics and insights. That three position setting on the 36 is very cool; I'd like to see that on the traditional Talas RLC as well, i.e., 90-110-130...? I hate the constant clicking, it defeats the purpose of on the fly adjustment-

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    oooooooooooo! that new talus is sexy! i just knocked the cat outta my lap! sorry buster. did they give ya any clue as to if thats a upgradeable option on older talus forks? keep up the good work.
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    Maverick shows a height adjust post which is no closer to fitting a Turner frame:



    Fox debuts their "atmospheric-equilibration" shock technology with full bleed ports to the outside world:





    A Lenz Laviathan with a Fox 36. A 29er with a 36?





    Here is a picture of Bob the Wheelbuilder's toe. If you look closely, in the foreground you can see a wacky hub which allows you to offset the 20mm thru axle down enough to run a 29er wheel on a standard 20mm TA fork.





    Bob's toes chillin with Mr. Foes by the Foes 2:1 DH bike. It uses a 2:1 ratio and gets 10" of rear wheel travel via a 10" eye to eye, 5" stroke shock:



    So if I put one on my 5-Spot, could I increase the travel??

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    10" of travel on the Foes Mono??

    That is some serious airtime. I'm not a DH'er, but always thought that 8" was plenty.

    BTW, thanks for the daily insightful posts of the IB bike demos and the host of other gizmos...keeps all of us who aren't there happier in spite of the whole contentious Horst/Faux bar debate.

    Is it almost Christmas yet? I've got UGI for that new 36!

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    That Foes is hot.

    The Hub is funky. I dig the idea. Any chance of it rotating forward or backward jamming your tire into the crown?

    And it's about time Hope saw the light and went post mount. Welcome to the 1998.

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    I can't believe that Fox is switching to air-eq, that sucks! Air is such a poor damping medium. Besides, think about how much dirt is going to get inside!
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    Very nice Tscheezy. Good to see the plastic slowly dissappearing off the Pike. So how difficult did the TST service appear to be?



    Can someone get Larry some new shoes!!

    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asahi
    What was the change with the Hope Calipers exactly?
    Post mount.
    Nothing to see here.

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    What was the change with the Hope Calipers exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Post mount.
    BOOOOO! SELLOUTS!

    Nice pics Cheese. That TALAS mech has just precluded the need for something I've been drafting for the last two weeks (a bar mounted TALAS adjuster for the 36) But yay for that.
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    Psstt....hey Tscheezy...They have dedicated web sites for the foot fettish thing now, no reason to keep bringing it over here

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubus
    The Hub is funky. I dig the idea. Any chance of it rotating forward or backward jamming your tire into the crown?
    It has a brace up to the disc brake mount. Super cool idea and execution. Pics were posted a couple weeks on the 29'er board.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Does the talas 36 have the same a2c as the van now?

    And how about the demo bikes, were any of them set up with the new talas 36's?

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    The new TALAS is going to be faster but I'll miss the ability to fine tune the geo on my bike.

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    T-man - any sightings/demos of the Rock Shox Revelation? What kind of shoes are those Larry is wearing anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Maverick shows a height adjust post which is no closer to fitting a Turner frame:

    What size do these posts come in?
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    any chance some one videoed the marzocchi session?

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    my favorite

    not that I was there, but this is perhaps my favorite item I have seen...made by Ninerbikes and a must for any bike



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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    What size do these posts come in?
    30.9 and 31.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    30.9 and 31.6.

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    Thanks MK. Do you know if they are planning to make a 27.2 version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Thanks MK. Do you know if they are planning to make a 27.2 version?
    They're not. The internals just won't squeeze into 27.2. Major bummer in my opinion, as there are lots of 27.2 seat tubes out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    They're not. The internals just won't squeeze into 27.2. Major bummer in my opinion, as there are lots of 27.2 seat tubes out there.

    _MK
    I agree, what a shame! The design looks nice and it looks well made and lighter that the GD. I woild get one if they had it in 27.2
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    When are we seeing this new talas 36 fork? with the three settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    When are we seeing this new talas 36 fork? with the three settings
    Early next year (Jan/Feb).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Post mount.
    And all in #9 Caliper, except the Mono Trial still available in #3 and #5 Caliper mount.

    New Housing and connector. Easier to install.


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    The new housing and connector has been out fo a little while cause we had already sinatlled a set on a 2005 Racer X.

    What does the post mount change mean exactly?

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    Nice pics

    Philip,

    Thanks for the pics, and the less-than-subliminal hint at your foot fetish. Looks like a good time was had by all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asahi
    The new housing and connector has been out fo a little while cause we had already sinatlled a set on a 2005 Racer X.

    What does the post mount change mean exactly?
    Hayes Style Mount. That means you can use different adpators to change size of the rotors instead of changing the caliper. I am running Mono Mini #9 Calipers with 8" rotors on the 5.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asahi
    The new housing and connector has been out fo a little while cause we had already sinatlled a set on a 2005 Racer X.

    What does the post mount change mean exactly?
    Here is the picture of all the Calipers
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    Mr Cheese,
    Do the 06 reba's have the same nob on, might be a pain to flip up with winter gloves on, and it may catch the down tube if left up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CragRat
    Mr Cheese,
    Do the 06 reba's have the same nob on, might be a pain to flip up with winter gloves on, and it may catch the down tube if left up.
    IS that a picture of shiggy's new drop stem?

    Rumor has it he has found a way to put drop bars onto the arch of the fork...


    ... for DH bikes only...

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