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    New question here. New asimmetric chainstay : ?!?

    Do you know what should the new 2006 asimmetric chainstay improve ?

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    Well, yes! Since I have one I think I can answer it!

    1. Independent of the asym shape, the new stay is a formed box which, unlike the machined yokes of the past, is stiffer and stronger. It might even be lighter too but I didn't weigh mine. Bottom line is that it will be less likely to crack or break.

    2. Most FS bikes have to curve the stay to accommodate the driveside for clearance. The ideal structure is a straight stay like on hardtails. So an asym stay does this on the non-drive side to add strength at minimal weight. It's not a tremendous difference but it is more optimal.
    Last edited by lidarman; 10-29-2005 at 01:47 PM.

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