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    Quote Originally Posted by CrozCountry View Post
    Another game change (or wishful thinking?) is that younger guys ride mountain bikes and not ride horses, in 20 years those wars will be over.
    Hmmm you're probably right about this, I don't see the equestrian market growing much in the future. You guys think mountain bikes are expensive...


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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    Here's mine...


    Electronic shifting and lighter weight would be the changes I'd like. The twist shifter is excellent and easy to use, but after having Di2 on the roadies for a few years I'd like electronic shifting on everything!
    What is approx weight? How much travel? Looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane5001 View Post
    What is approx weight? How much travel? Looks good.
    It's 150mm travel front and rear. The exact weight I'll have to find out when I take it to the lbs next. The weight is low so it doesn;t affect the handling at all, but after a few hours I can tell it's heavier than my Liteville 301. I'd estimate around the 14-15kg mark.

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    Speaking about game changer, look what I found: 3d printed s-works spider locking removal tool for sale.
    https://www.shapeways.com/model/2983...html?li=aeTabs

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrepsz View Post
    Speaking about game changer, look what I found: 3d printed s-works spider locking removal tool for sale.
    https://www.shapeways.com/model/2983...html?li=aeTabs
    Just wait til that pack of Lawyers destroys that person. But I'm sure we'll hear all of the Specialized defenders saying business as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrepsz View Post
    Speaking about game changer, look what I found: 3d printed ...
    Stop here. Game changer: 3D printing. Especially once they figure out how to print strong aluminum. Endless customization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canrock View Post
    Molecular nanotechnology is probably not the next big thing, but possibly will be used somewhere down the line to allow for construction of a frame (and other parts) using a molecular fabricator - like the evolution of a 3D printer, but which builds a part atom by atom. Using carbon atoms you could create one of today's 6" travel bikes which weighs 1 lb instead of 6 lbs. Rims might weigh 40g instead of 400. Personally I'd just like to see someone invent a decent sub-1000g TLR tire that doesn't flat at the 1st sight of a few pointy rocks.
    and you copied and pasted my post why???

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    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    and you copied and pasted my post why???
    The user is a spam user. All of this clown's posts are copy/paste from a prior post just so his signature can appear. Hover over the link in his signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheatgerm View Post
    The user is a spam user. All of this clown's posts are copy/paste from a prior post just so his signature can appear. Hover over the link in his signature.
    ahhh - interesting.... so he just wants people to click on his link? That's f'ed up. I've never even heard of a spam user before.

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    I was at the IMTS show this past September.
    Saw this car being printed and shaped.Name:  3d car IMTS.jpg
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    Saw this bike in person and another copy has been test ridden hard
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    Would definitely free up some engineering restrictions, but high production applications is where companies would want it to pay off I would think. A typical assembly line could produce frames much much faster than current technology.

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    I am thinking 3D printing would come more for customization and aftermarket products than full scale production. Maybe will be used by small speciality component makers but not for volume (unless there is a technology shift).

    You think your chainstays are too long? Print a shorter swingarm :-)

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    I'm going with 3D printing as well. Its come along way in the last few years and the cost of the equipment is going down. Its potential as a game changer is high because it removes design constraints so as engineers work with the technology the evolution in design will follow.

    In its current state I think it would be hard to find any manufacturer that does not use it in the r&d/prototype stage of design. As consumers we see that impact in products that reach us sooner since manufacturers can create multiple prototypes faster to prove a concept.

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    It's 2020... anybody have any feedback on the new Deore Bluetooth ABS brakes? Total game changer i bet

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