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Old 01-03-20, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
Awang's a small guy who usually has his drops down by tire level. When I watched a few recent World Cups I didn't get a good look at the bike but his position looked a little high and cramped. It's a cool looking bike but those drops are VERY shallow and I wonder if it really works for him. Superbikes have biffed it on the basics before.

Pushing the bleeding edge of tech is terribly precarious when you have the strongest men and women in the sport ripping the bikes apart leading up to and in the Olympics. All trying for marginal gains.

It just takes one small failure (a weak point or unforeseen error) to have a bike fail and break.

This will drain the confidence of the riders.

If I were leading a team, Id be testing final products a year out from the least.
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