Info on new "comfort" road bikes

Info on new "comfort" road bikes

Post by Alex Rodrigue » Wed, 13 Oct 2004 03:43:31



says...

Quote:
>The Trek Pilot this fall has a *** compound added to parts of the carbon
>fiber frame to soak up road buzz. Klein and Trek have/will have a road bike
>with an elastomer on the rear stem to soak up vibration and small bumps.
>Other brands are doing the same thing. These bikes seem to run from $1500
>to $4000. What do we know about these? How effective are they or will they
>be. Chip seal has taken some of the fun of riding out of my life and
>reducing the constant buzz would be a good thing. I don't want to spend
>$2000 plus only to be disappointed,however.
>Alan Acock

Fatter tires at a lower pressure will be more effective than the gimicks
these companies are selling.  
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Info on new "comfort" road bikes

Post by John Forrest Tomlinso » Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:57:22

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:38:02 +1000, PixelPusher

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>I'm trying to understand where your sarcasm and skepticism is coming
>from.... maybe its because I said I liked a Specialized bike the best
>and not some Italian frame?

I think it's a reaction to unsupported claims, claims that run counter
to logic, or claims that repeat marketingspeak..

JT

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Info on new "comfort" road bikes

Post by meb » Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:10:15


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> On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 16:29:49 +1000, meb

> >John Forrest Tomlinson Wrote:


> >> >The Trek Pilot this fall has a *** compound added to parts of
> the
> >> carbon
> >> >fiber frame to soak up road buzz.

> >> Interesting idea. I wonder if using some sort of *** or ***
> and
> >> air cushioning between the bike and the road might work even
> better.

> >> Just a thought...

> >> JT

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> >Pantour uses elastomer technology in the hubs as a suspension:

> >www.pantourhub.com/products.html

> Dear Meb,

> I peeked at that page, but I didn't see any details of
> exactly how those Pantour hubs work.

> What's going on inside?

> Carl Fogel

Axle slides along a linear track on each side.
Travel distance is ? or 1 depending upon rim brake vs. disc brake
model.  
Track pitch is rotatably adjustable.
Elastomer serves as spring/damper.  
Only 4 oz heavier than non-suspension hubs.

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Post by PixelPushe » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 11:16:52

What are you talking about?  Unsupported claims?  Now there's a firm
grasp on the obvious!  Of course its unsupported, it's my own personal
opinion.  Are you looking for some type of statistical analysis from
test rides? Smoother bumps per linear foot?  For that matter, your
reply is an unsupported claim, as well as, pretty much every post in
the entire forum.  It's a forum after all.   Talk about running counter
to logic..... whew!!!  BTW, what logic are you even talking about?
Vibration dampening?  carbon compounds?  Talk about an unsupported
comments.   And I didn't repeat any marketingspeak, the thread started
by asking about comfort bikes and I feel that I test rode many very
good bikes over the same rough (and huge) warehouse parking lot. So
much for trying to share my shopping experience.  I bought the one I
liked the best, maybe if you put your ***on one before dismissing my
"personal" opinion, you'd at least be able to claim you rode one and
didn't like it, regardless of how unsupported that comment would be.

John Forrest Tomlinson Wrote:

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> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:38:02 +1000, PixelPusher

> >I'm trying to understand where your sarcasm and skepticism is coming
> >from.... maybe its because I said I liked a Specialized bike the best
> >and not some Italian frame?

> I think it's a reaction to unsupported claims, claims that run counter
> to logic, or claims that repeat marketingspeak..

> JT

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