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So who's excited about split seat tubes and head tubes?
Last Post 04/06/2016 12:50 PM by Kenny Gonzales. 7 Replies.
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ChinookPass

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04/05/2016 03:05 PM
Ok for the kids I guess, but these latest Treks do not turn me on at all. Probably shouldn't knock it before you try it. There must be something there though since they were ridden in the Ronde.
Nick A

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04/06/2016 09:07 AM
Tried Googling, since I hadn't seen/heard of it. Found a lot of broken carbon fiber. LOL. I assume this is two piece tubes for weight/rigidity? I remember way back, steel split seat tubes for super short wheel bases.

Nick
ChinookPass

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04/06/2016 09:33 AM
It's the new trek. It's on every cycle racing and review site this week.

try this:
http://cyclingtips.com/2016/04/2017-trek-domane-slr-full-tech-details-and-review/
ChinookPass

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04/06/2016 09:34 AM
and this:
Gonzo Cyclist

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04/06/2016 10:14 AM
still trying to wrap my head around the Iso Decoupler Head Tube, thanks for the pics!! Still friggin weird though. My initial thought was, will this feel like a loose headset? Yuck
79pmooney

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04/06/2016 11:00 AM
I like the seat tube. A revival of an old and good idea long forgotten. The tire saver. The new feature? It's wireless. Tucked into the seat tube, out of the way and frictionless until you see glass. This is still at the early stages so I suspect the control is on the brake lever, but later versions will use the earpiece. The brain detecting glass sets off a pattern of electrical activity that will activate the tiresaver near instantaneously. Since riders at all levels use earpieces anyway now (the pros for radio contact with their DSs, the roadies for good rock and roll training music and the commuters with their e-books, it was a no-brainer that this is a bandwagon to be jumped on.

Ben
Nick A

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04/06/2016 11:49 AM
Well, I guess I'll have to check out a cycling site that's not this rarely visited one. LOL. But, did check out the site. I don't mean to be such a grouch. Really I don't...but, just way too complicated. It's a bike. A bike. I mean really. Having that much going on takes away the fun. Nick
Gonzo Cyclist

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04/06/2016 12:50 PM
+1 Nick, are bikes going the way of cars? The end user will no longer be able to work on them. With Di2, the new internal cables in the bars/stem, etc..........you will now need a specialist to work on your bike?
I walked into a shop the other day, and the guys had a road bike hooked up to a computer, I just had to laugh, although I had to do it once myself when I was still at the shop, programming shifting patterns
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