Redalp Downhill Bikes 2012

Jul 25, 2012 at 23:01
Jul 25, 2012
by Andy DH Bikes  
 
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Less than 37 lb 16.8gk Incredibly fast

THE INVENTION of an articulated chain link (patented) allowed Redalp to go a different way in frame design. This configuration gives more rearward axle path for outstanding suspension performance, links the head tube with the rear wheel on a straight line for maximum stiffness and minimum weight and solves all problems associated with high pivot points.

Less than 37lb 16.8kg Incredibly fast

KEY FEATURES:
* Chain link [Pro-Motion]. No chain growth, no squat, no pedal back kick!
* Lightweight – both models are less than 37lb (16.8kg)
* Reliable, robust aluminum/carbon frames in 6061-T6
* Increased rearward axle path dominates rocks and roots
* Single pivot point, reasonable production cost, competitive sales price
* Low maintenance

 Pro-Motion set up. No chain growth no squat no pedal back kick. Simple but highly efficient

“Our flagship, Replica DH, comes with a Fox 40, UST compatible Deemax and a 10 speed cassette. We offer this bike for a very reasonable price” says Andy Wuthrich from Redalp. “The Team DH Bike is probably an even better value for money. Equipped with Easton Havoc UST wheels, a 10 speed cassette and a Boxxer R2C2, some riders may prefer this bike regardless of the 2’000 Dollar cost saving”

BB 83mm

REDALP is a Swiss Mountain Bike manufacturer. The Company was founded in Crans-Montana, Switzerland in August 2011. For more information please visit http://www.redalp.com
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426 Comments

  • + 913
 Kill it before it lays eggs!
  • + 216
 Nice way to mount high end bike parts on a metal box.
  • - 63
 Ahhhhahhaha Kill it before it lays eggs! dude best comment ever xD
  • + 44
 Kill it. Kill it with Fire!
  • + 149
 It probably rides good, but I'd rather try ride a slice of pizza down a hill.
  • + 24
 KEY FEATURES:
* Chain link [Pro-Motion]. No chain growth, no squat, no pedal back kick!
* Lightweight – both models are less than 37lb (16.8kg)
* Reliable, robust aluminum/carbon frames in 6061-T6
* Increased rearward axle path dominates rocks and roots
* Single pivot point, reasonable production cost, competitive sales price
* Low maintenance


competitive sales price? seriously?
  • + 111
 No one mentioned center of gravity yet? Looks like this thing would be very top-heavy with the shock mounted right under the seat. Also looks like something from the 90's...Someone Call Doc and tell him to fire up the Delorean
  • + 48
 I thought it was made of wood from a distance, but I would seriously try it. If it works well than haters can stick with their beauty products and nail salons.
  • - 3
 So, it got hit with the ugly stick.....look abut like my sister!
  • + 53
 Title Should Read "Redalp Downhill Bikes 1991"
  • + 15
 It's not even cheap... 3000 Euros (frame only) and 6100 complete with the builtup on the first picture
  • + 15
 also it should be noted that when redalp says that this frame is affordable they mean it is $3800...possibly the most expensive non carbon, non gearbox bike frame in existence.
  • + 43
 It mostly comes out at night....mostly
  • + 19
 Low center of gravity is highly overrated.
  • + 8
 For DH, lower is generally faster.
  • + 27
 "Low center of gravity is highly overrated."

The entire WC lineup would have to disagree.
  • + 32
 Sometimes sarcasm is a little harder to see. I lol'd though.
  • + 7
 milk came out of my nose when I read Marrakech's comment, that was really funny
  • + 13
 Don't worry guys! Its at a great competitive price at a measly $8,000!
  • + 32
 It already laid eggs.
They're called the Krutors...

www.krutor.cz/bikes/krutor/first_krutor.jpg
  • + 5
 I think we should give it a chance I mean just coz it looks unfamiliar doesn't mean it's not a great idea that could really kick off.
  • + 9
 That's exactly what is. I'm not paying that much for an unproven design! We can buy WC spec DH rigs for that kind of money, why buy some Frankenstein looking thing that we don't even know will work, and even if it did it looks ridiculous! I can just hear it crying: "WHAT AM I?! KILL ME"
  • + 12
 I don't disagree with what others have said, but I will add this. The chain growth management is a pretty cool design exercise. I enjoy looking at stuff like this..... she isn't winning any beauty contests though Wink
  • + 33
 Decided to show Redalp how its done.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/8447268

If i can do that in 2 hours,,, what is their excuse? Im guessing their main goal was to have absolutely ZERO form and some pretty simplistic functionality. They couldnt even align the rear swing arm with the frame...and goodluck adjusting your seatpost hieght!
  • + 2
 damn that is one ugly bike!!

the entire area of the linkage joining the suspension to the floating chain guide looks very vulnerable to crashes, rocks and roots we commonly have in DH riding, and i'd be interested to see how laterally rigid the BB area is as the frame has it "hung" very low off the main beam

interesting ideas for sure...but??
  • + 4
 the swing arm will line up when the shock's sagged.... just sayin'
  • + 1
 true but not many people take pics of bikes while the rider is just chilling on it.
  • + 10
 Dude, I like your design. Much cleaner looking than the Redalp for sure. I will say, however, that improving on an existing design is 100% easier than coming up with the design in the first place. Does your design have as much travel? What about weight? is it the same? Your articulating chain link doesn't appear to have as much movement as the design you copied. How will this affect chain growth? You also mentioned that the rear swing arm doesn't line up with the frame. What about sag? with yours, any sag will cause a mis-alignment. The Redalp might be perfectly lined up when accounting for sag.
Not trying to be super negative and I would rather ride your design v. the Redalp anyway (cause i am vain, haha). Just saying I doubt that they are going to offer an 'excuse' for the design they spent money on developing. Maybe it is shit, who knows, but I think that weird stuff like this drives progress.
  • + 4
 radrider only spent 2 hours on it. The details can be worked out later. He should send his resume to redalp. They have a goodish idea but he can clean it up. His link actually actuates differently I think so. . . Get a patent on that man! Then leverage it into a sweet job.
  • + 4
 Thanks, I will have to argue some points though. Yes improving on a design is easier, however I have completely redesigned every aspect of the frame. The drawing I made is not to scale, but the travel would be similar and I believe (how can I be sure) that the weight would actually be less even without carbon fiber parts. The chain link does move as much as the one on the Redalp, just a more simplified and stronger version. I understand that the Redalp swing arm would be aligned under sag, however the alignment is purely aesthetics and I think it would be better to be aligned for photos then while a rider is sitting on his bike, of course this is just my opinion. Dont worry about sounding negative, those are all constructive questions. Personally I see some major faults with a high mount single pivot design, mainly that the geo of the bike is going to suffer hugely during fast cornering, this is because the wheels relative to the rider are both going to move towards the back of the frame, creating a very unstable feeling. I do understand the reason for this specific suspension, it is mainly for eating up large bumps while maintaining momentum. I have thought up a design that would be able to eat large bumps like this frame yet in cornering the geo would be similiar to a slop style frame. Wont be uploading pics of this frame unless I get a patent pending on it though =]

Also keep in mind that the drawing I did is not to scale, some parts may be off by as much as half an inch.
  • + 1
 Makes mingers seem somewhat appealing.
  • + 11
 It didn't get hit with the ugly stick. It got gang banged by the forest.
  • + 1
 Yeah radrider, I thought the same about the geo in the corners when I first saw the pics. Also I can imagine the brake jack on that is gonna be savage - rapidly changing wheelbase with no floater to alleviate it. And the high COG as some people have already said. And the looks... Razz I like the concept of the idler pulley, but, much as I love all (well, most!) things Swiss, overall I definitely don't feel the desire to ride or own one of these! Big Grin

However, those freaking over the price, bear in mind they are in Swiss Francs, not Euros as someone said! So all the prices are a fair bit less - still not cheap though. Frown
  • + 1
 Looking at this thing was harder than watching the dog puke on the floor and then Lap it back up after.... This is quite possiblly the ugliest bike ever made. :s
  • + 1
 Well... watching a dog doing that isn't that hard but I get your notion lol
  • + 1
 wouldnt want my chain to snap and crack my balls on the shock adjuster knob thingy, it's cool you can access it though
  • + 1
 The piggy back? You'd have to f*ck up pretty badly to hit that!
  • + 1
 I just meant its hard to look at..
  • + 0
 With that angle on the swingarm it looks like it would have a tough time rebounding.
  • - 2
 i heard a rumor Gwin is helping them prototype and hes racing this exact bike next year
  • + 8
 Watch Cam Zink get sponsered by them next year.
  • - 3
 Anyone can draw a pretty picture of a bike with out knowing if it actually works or not..
  • + 2
 No offense, bigburd, but do you know how drafting works? I suppose you can't know how it will ride, but the same goes for any bike you've ever looked at.
  • + 1
 No offense taken , but maybe I'm reading this wrong but this guy claims to of solved redalps design problems by drawing a pretty picture of a bike , right ?

No doubt he is talented , I mean that draft looks awesome and is a ton better than I could probably come up with , but to me it's still just a nice picture.
  • + 2
 true, but he has taken the advantages in the redalp design and put them in a design more suited to mainstream tastes. Whether his different take on the chain tension system would work is a good question. I still have my doubts about how any top link design will handle brake jack
  • + 2
 Well he definately made it into a more visually appealing bike , if that is what he set out to do then fair play to him.
  • + 2
 I dont know anyone who can sketch up a frame that will work exactly how it is drawn up, obviously there would need to be work done to finalize the design and make sure all the pivots points are optimal. I am positive that with a few mods the design I did would work, however I would need computer testing to perfect the chain growth system and pivot points. The main aim of the drawing is just to show a general idea of how to get a better look while maintaining the same geo and functionality of the orginal design. Also I didnt spend much time at all on making this design as I just did it to prove a point. Also I would incorporate a hidden floating brake into this high pivot design.
  • + 1
 With a working knowledge of engineering and design, yes, one could draw something that would work. It's how it was done for a very long time before computers came along. I do like your drawing though, I just dont know for sure that it would work. Your design is purely based upon aesthetics. It does look pretty good though. I will give you that.
  • + 1
 Exactly; You draw a design, stress test then modify, but I'm pretty sure if everything is done properly you wouldn't have to make many modifications to the design...
  • + 2
 The thing people dont know about my designs is that they start out as purely functional, and then I keep tweaking it to make it more appealing, but I am able to do this without hindering the functionality at all.
  • + 6
 How about if you make a glove compartmen inside this thick beam usually called frame?? You could bring some sandwiches.
  • + 2
 lol that would actually be a sweet feature for an AM bike
  • + 1
 I agree. Remindes me of some of the downhill bikes I saw in mountain bike action back in 97.
  • + 6
 Just finished another design, this one is styled more like the Redalp to show they can keep their signature look but I think this is more appealing to the MTB crowd.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/8450905

and incorporates a much needed floating brake.
  • + 2
 ^^^ You are certainly not Swiss (your designs actually make sense).
  • + 1
 I don't care how it looks and the design probably works really well. Geo doesn't look bad.

But I have to agree with some of the above comments: High CG will be the reason it fails. Well, that and no one seems to buy ugly bikes. I don't see why personally; it's not how it looks that matters!
  • + 3
 looks DO matter, who in the hell is gonna spend 6 G for an ugly bike ?
  • + 2
 Too bad for this bike it came up on PB right at the same time as some real beauties from other companies.
  • - 1
 your new design is more like theirs, But I'm totally sketched out by the floating brake, just imagining how far that rod is going to impale you if the front hardpoint snaps, and seems like alot of force is going to be headed in that direction because of the design. It'd probably work fine, but I'd be scared to ride it, just the same. Honestly, i think moving away from their look is a good thing, because triangles=strong, and straight lines = weak. I'd be surprised if you couldn't make the thing lighter just because of all the material you could gut out using triangles for both pieces instead of straight lines. Not to mention how much easier it would be to work with the production shops in asia.
  • + 2
 imagine seeing someone riding this at the world cups!
  • + 2
 Groghunter, I doubt very much you're gonna see a broken floater, even assuming the brake force was capable of doing that much damage it would likely as not rotate the tyre or even tweak the wheel first. My old V10 had a floating arm in much the same position as radriders, attached high up on the upper suspension link, and I had no fear of being impaled by it - it was as beefy as most suspension linkages. My Foes brake arm is attached to the frame by a single thin bolt, and that has survived years of riding. Razz
  • + 1
 Sorry ziggy but you done nothing to prove that this bike is not ugly , rambling about bikes that look pretty normal to me , though not ' sexy ' does nothing to disprove how ugly the redalp is regardless of the reasons behind it being ugly.
  • + 0
 Anyone fancy some brake-jack?
  • + 1
 bmbracing, i completely agree. it's a mental thing, having it be 3 inches from your posterior is just something i'm a little leery of.
  • + 2
 sorry bigbird i never have said anything about this bike except the price... i just saw this dude bloging about the bike just sharing it here was looking for videos of redalp on youtube if they have some but instead this ..
  • + 0
 Ah ! sorry dude , I assumed it was your rant Razz
  • + 2
 floating brake is no longer on my new designs, redalp had done testing and found that it isnt needed.
  • + 2
 It only costs 7,744.31 CAD for this metal box.
  • + 3
 and yet still no glove compartment 8/
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  • + 117
 Is It A Plane? Is It A Bird? No..It's....Optimus Primes right arm
  • + 4
 Best comment I have ever seen Smile made my day haha!
  • + 10
 when optimus prime jacks off this is probs what came out...
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  • + 116
 Hmm they should stick to making watches....
  • + 63
 and knives, the Swiss make a mean knife
  • + 127
 I'm sure it corners about as well as a giraffe.
  • + 91
 haha, i just imagined a giraffe going flat out into a berm lent right over lol made me chuckle
  • - 25
 me too!
  • + 92
 OH MY GOD!!! i feel so embarassed right now!
when i saw the name "Andy Wuthrich" i thought "please let it be german or austrian"...

"REDALP is a Swiss Mountain Bike manufacturer"

BOOOM! Facepalm

i'm sooo sorry guys....
  • + 66
 oh and we do have good cheese and chocolate Wink
  • + 38
 So embarassing....
  • + 30
 your best chocolate comes from our best cacao so... it doesnt count, but its pretty damn good chocolate have to admit Wink
  • + 2
 Haha, that was best apology ever. Smile so funny, oh and that smiley?! you kill it. Smile
  • + 3
 i dunno manuesi thats a hard one to forgive. Its just so...fugly
  • + 1
 I'm moving to switzerland in september... not going to buy one of these monstrosities though! god damn thats ugly! cant wait for the cheese and chocolate!
  • + 1
 chococat is clear about swiss chocolate raw materials
  • + 3
 Somebody go get my giraffe gun and some beer so i can kill it and then get its picture out of my head
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  • + 74
 i hope pinkbike does a review and it turns out to be the greatest bike in the world. cause it just looks so damn silly.
  • + 39
 At least it doesn't 'look like a Trek'
  • + 3
 Well said Waldon ! Hahaha !
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  • + 51
 If a woman is ugly I don't give her the chance to see if she rides amazingly. Same applies here.
  • + 21
 Dude you gotta poke a pig every now and then!
  • + 1
 come on ive seen you aussis in action at whistler! you guys have permanent beer goggles!
  • + 1
 if a woman is ugly and has a great butt, I might as well..... throw a pillow!
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  • + 47
 well damn, am I the only one who is actually very interested and would love to try this bike out? The guys that built it aren't stupid, they knew at least a little bit about what they were doing. It may look bad, but it probably rides like a dream.

I think the ability to run a high pivot and rearward travel would be a huge advantage. I say good work to Redalp, and don't talk shit about a bike until you ride it. Saying things like "It corners like a giraffe" may be true, but how do you know unless you ride it?
  • + 7
 agreed^^^
  • + 29
 am I only one who is actually very interested and would love to try that giraffe out?
  • + 2
 If it rode better than all of the prettier bikes out there then I'd buy it. It's centre of gravity looks very high though so I can understand why people would think it corners badly. Would still like to ride it once though.
  • + 1
 looking at the geometry numbers on the website i know it wouldn't ride well. Look at the standover and BB height
  • + 0
 The guys who built it aren't stupid because ? They live in a foreign country? 18.5'' CS with a big rearward component and an overall f*cked up geometry. Idler that is too low for it to work how it should. It won't ride good.
  • + 1
 High BB, high center of gravity, and the wheelbase will grow rearward during heavy cornering, all very bad characteristics for cornering.
  • + 1
 @spaced - the idler is exactly where it's supposed to be to work how it should - it's on a link and moves with the swingarm... this link is the basis for their suspension claims.
  • + 2
 @Burker even if it works which neither of us can proove why not use a simple idler on the pivot point. It's smaller and lighter and works always?
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  • + 30
 The really sad thing is, someone somewhere has put months/years of their life into this brand and this frame. They've slaved away for endless hours, put their heart and soul (and life savings) into making a go of 'Redalp'. They signed off the final blueprints for production and said to themselves "That's the very best DH frame ever designed, I'm sure of it."

And the whole thing was a waste of their life. They will sell exactly 0 units. No-one, ever, anywhere, will spend their money on this horseshit. What an awful waste.
  • + 15
 It's hard to believe that along the way, through design, discussion, manufacture and prototyping NOT ONE PERSON (let alone all of them) came up to this guy and said 'as a friend I think you should know that this is a bad idea'. This bike is not the designer's fault. Every time you're not honest with your friends, this could be the result.
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  • + 2
 That's definitely one of the best comments i've seen here hahahaha I'm fuckin' crying laughing
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  • + 19
 any one remember S-bike? they did this in 1993 www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/files/s_bike_909dh_163.jpg
  • + 1
 Exactly what I was gonna say. Reminds me of S-Bike...already from Switzerland.
  • + 15
 didnt know what that was, but after looking, lol. HOWEVER, after looking at this from an engineers point of view, and from never riding this; i feel like it could kick the shit out of any gnarly DH trail. the rearward axle path, looks as if you could run over a small dog and not notice. im always one to be more on the "dont knock it until you try it" side, and i feel this is a perfect example. yeah, it looks like your girlfriend has a leg growing out of her forehead, but in a weird way i look at it and say to myself: yeah, ok.. fistbump your homie at the bar, head home with that fugly chick.. it could be your best night ever, who knows!!!
  • + 1
 S-Bike What a name. So Original.
  • + 2
 Yes "S BIKE" i was trying to think what it looked like.
Again a bike that prob worked really well but got kicked in the balls before it was given a chance.
  • + 1
 S-Bikes were notoriously bad - very flexy, terrible pedal feedback etc....
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  • + 16
 It's the worst looking downhill bike I've seen but if it gets you down the hill faster than anyone else, who cares what it looks like! Razz
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  • + 11
 Compare this with a Mondraker Summum; it somehow manages to be both bigger and smaller (in all the wrong places) at the same time.

EG:
Large Summum TT: 600mm
Large Redalp (same across all sizes): 671mm

Okay fine, it is a big bike, but hang on... why is the wheelbase so short?!

Large Summum: 1215mm
Large Redalp (same across all sizes!!): 1174mm

Right, so it's got a longer top tube, but a shorter front centre than the Summum because the swing arm is absolutely massive:

Large Summum (same on all sizes, adjustable): 440mm (stock)
Large Redalp:469mm (frickin HUGE)

I have ridden in Crans-Montana and I honestly do not know how on earth they managed to come up with this bike. Crans has fast, flowy, well made amazingly long bermy DH tracks. This bike will not corner, it will not be stable (14.5" high BB!!) - what on earth is going on?

Good luck to them, try something different... just not everything different because there are reasons bikes are becoming similar in geometry these days...!
  • + 4
 plus an absolutely low center of gravity Big Grin
  • + 0
 Weirdly, they list exactly the same sizes and diamentions for S, M and L sizes. Presumably that's some kind of error, which might account for the bizarre combination of lengths that al-pine lists.
  • + 1
 The geometry is such because of the different suspension system, as soon as you sit on that bike the wheelbase will increase considerably, this rearward axle path also exposes the bb to the ground more as the wheelbase gets longer at full compression, so the need for the high bb too - its a bike designed to plow rockgardens, but it will pedal like crap and corner horribly
  • + 1
 That doesn't explain why the rear end is already 29mm longer than the Summum - with the reward axle path it will only get 'longer' thus making the imbalance between chain stay and front center even bigger. The geometry is such because they clearly don't understand what makes a good bike, good.
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  • + 11
 ...and people complain when a new bike comes out that looks like every other bike. When someone brings out something different, it's slated! No way of winning here.
  • + 1
 It's not that it's different looking, it's the fact that it has awful looking geometry on paper and a ridiculously high looking center of gravity. If they did this same sort of design with good geo, everyone would laugh cuz it looks a little bit goofy, but if the numbers looked good people might see that they were onto something
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  • + 14
 Redalpiculous looking
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  • + 13
 arrrrrrrrrggggggg, my eyes!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 8
 This is what happens when you let swiss bike designers smoke crack, eat dark chocolate and what not. I'm pretty sure the guys at the design department were sitting at 5AM completely wasted on booze and weed and they just looked at each other and said: "F*** it. - Let's just give them what we have."
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  • + 9
 if you remove the cranks, it would look like a kids training bike Smile ) .... man that bike's fugly


www.ktm.ee/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/45868_3pw117300_kids_training_bike_11.jpg
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  • + 8
 I know others have said this already but you guys are awesome, I just laughed my ass off for 10min straight, these comments are the best - thanks guys I needed this!
  • + 1
 Totally hahahahhaa same here man
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  • + 7
 $8083 CAD... yea i can see where the low production costs really translate to end user pricing... pinkbike should do a head to head with this, the V10 and the 9.9... beauty vs the beast...
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  • + 5
 okay it may not be pleaseing to the eye. but im not going to knock it, based on the pure fact that these guys are actually out there doing something, trying. everything has to start somewhere. and i guess its hard to bring something thats new and fresh out these days based on the pure fact that there are companies who have been around building and designing frames/bikes for years, and have been extremely influential in shaping the market based on how riding has evolved. its not my cup of tea, but that doesnt mean i have to say something bad about.
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  • + 3
 you beat me to the link with he be one dh, posted it in the suspension tech thread a few days back Razz

Seems like they've come to downhill ten years after they would have been innovative..

#soclose
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  • + 6
 It's clearly a case of function over form...you've got to respect that to some degree and I guess who cares if your bike is uglier than sin....you don't have to look at it to enjoy the ride
  • + 6
 A good designer can incorporate design without hindering functionality...Give me an hour i could design a better looking bike with the same geo, easy of manufacturing, and use of the chain retention system. It does look like a strong design though...
  • + 1
 I agree, that's why I bought an evil undead instead of a "Redalp"
  • + 0
 Claim..... I'd like to see such a design?
  • + 3
 sure its raining today so i may aswell prove my point
  • + 4
 DONE

www.pinkbike.com/photo/8447268

i made the suspension pivot and the "patented" chain tension device all incorporated into one system, lighter and just better in every way...
  • + 2
 Well Radrider, you've just made those Swiss types up there look very silly indeed. For them, nevermind, but you should be designing bikes!
  • + 1
 Yeah, even that looks a lot better, a lot like a zerode actually which I think isn't a bad thing
  • + 2
 Props bro... got some skills there, would love to see someone slap that design into a 3D modelling comp program or whatever it is to see how the ratios and everything work out and if it'd be any good. I'd certainly buy one if it still looked legit after that!
  • + 1
 I can actually work out the ratios pretty damn accurately with a ruler, compass, protractor and calculator. Close enough to atleast prove that it can work, without any changes that would affect the look of the frame. I havn't done this accurately on the picture I uploaded as it takes about the same time to do that as it does to draw it, but I am confident that it would work as intended with very small changes.
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  • + 6
 The funny/sad part is at some point, a bunch of people probably sat around a table and all agreed "Yes this looks cool, people will want to buy this."
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  • + 8
 Does it come disassembled with an allen wrench?
  • + 3
 To see if there's another way of putting it together which makes it look even just a little better.
  • + 2
 He was making a pun on IKEA.
  • + 1
 Oh yeah I just got that, thanks Smile
  • + 1
 But you made a good point too! lol
  • + 2
 The IKEA theme follows the same as mine, as IKEA products are flat pack, you can assemble them however you please. Smile
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  • + 6
 I thought this was a joke and PB was doing a throwback to the early Norco VPS bikes.. these are just as fugly.
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  • + 3
 For all those who complained that DB looked too much like commencal and said they should be original we present. . . But seriously I hope it is a great bike and it does well. If pulling the brake doesn't activate the rear suspension then this might be a new look for DH
  • + 1
 Pinkbike needs a dedicated button to link to this story, for every "looks just like a ..." comment.
  • + 1
 "If pulling the brake doesn't activate the rear suspension then this might be a new look for DH"...Specialized's FSR design figured that out nearly 20 years ago...
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  • + 7
 Regardless of functionality...ugly as sin.
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  • + 7
 Anybody remember when Homer Simpson designed the car for Uncle Herb?
  • + 1
 Yes. My first thought too. People won't give it a chance because it's different, which is a shame. I bet it rocks. One thing I'd like to see them try is to incorporate the shock linkage in to the chain guide linkage, and relocate the shock under the top tube... That would lower the CoG a lot. Perhaps a carbon down tube to protect it. But I'm sure they tried that already...
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 Ok I've knocked up a little paint pic to show what I'd do to move the CoG in the right direction as I mentioned above. www.pinkbike.com/photo/8446424
You saw it here first. This will allow them to get rid of the heavy rod ends. It will move the piggy back reservoir away from your nadgers. It will allow a redesign of the seat tube to give a bit more flexibility. It will be lighter overall I reckon. But most of all, the weight will be lower, the pivot can remain high, and the neat zero chain growth mechanism can be retained. All pretty simple. I've sent it to them, maybe they'll give me a job Big Grin
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 Ah shoot I just redesigned the Balfa BB7! Doh!
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 lmao dude!
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 i dont mean to be that guy, but company's like this that come in design a bike and say its "innovative" they never sell any of them and if they do its very few i mean look at it ! looks like he went out one night and hacked down a bridge it doesnt have a top tube it has a gurder !
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 Mechanically, its nice to see someone challenging convention - and as some have posted above, it might actually ride well. But by god that is horrible to look at!

If one of the 'sexy' brands (Santa Cruz, Yeti, Intense, etc.) were to beautify this design I expect everyone would be wetting themselves with anticipation of the performance it could bring?

But you can't forgive the aesthetics. It is FUGLY!
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 The standover height of this bike is something like a standover of a giraffe.


...besides of that, I've never read a PB article in which I have laughed so much on the comments! You guys are hilarious! lol
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 That shock location looks like an afterthought. As if they were trying to deal with the articulated chain link alone and didn't care about anything else.

Having that shock up high means a higher CG. Now what I want on a bike.

Why not mount a link off the bottom of the swing arm running horizontally under the main pivot to a linkage that could
drive a vertically mounted shock with it's bottom mounted down near the BB?
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 Ahaha btw i have another idea lol. This bike actually could have 2 different geo for downhill if they pushed it a bit further. Just flip the bike upside down, swap the crank with the seat, insert the fork the other way and voila; completely different geo Big Grin
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 What drunken Swiss gynecologists designed that thing?!
  • + 1
 people tripping on mushrooms after eating too much cheese
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 This bike is awesome!! It seems like most downhill bikes now are just too damn serious. Downhill bikes turn into road bikes more and more everyday, tires get skinnier, frames get uglier, it becomes all about racing and setting the fastest times possible. I wan't a bike with a lot of suspension I can have fun with! I don't want a torture rack!
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 part of me wants to say what the hell is this garbage im looking at. but when you think about it. this maybe just the first stepping stone to what can be a better looking bike. Just need to take the key ideas and shape it to a more attractive looking frame. +100 for the idea, thought and drawing it out. -200 for actually building it......now go burn it and start over.
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 It will be interesting to see how the energy transfers from the rear end.
I actually think it will propel this "Thing" forward quite nicely.
If they last a few years...it would be sweet to see in a Hydroformed form.
I think it just might work.

"The Thing" would be a much better name for it.
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 Looks like Ms. Balfa had a baby with Mr. Mountain Cycle ; )

Man... if there was going to be a 're-design competition' on Pink Bike this would be THE bike to have it with! Lots of possibilities to make this bike look better and reduce the cost of manufacturing.
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 that's beautiful I wan't one now......... oooops sorry just changed my contacts I would like to retract the last comment Smile
that bike is like going out drinking all night till you pass out only to wake up with a $5 hooker in your bed, that's one ugly hooker Smile LOLL
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 I heard rumor Sam hill could be looking into testing this bike? Apparently the frame design was similar to something of that like chinese junkship?? Not to sure if its true though???
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 All that beefy frame design and then the rear swingarm transmits energy through a pencil to the rear shock.
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 I still don't understand how the rear shock accuates? And with the small connecting rods to the shock and chain tension -- you're just asking to break something. There's goes your ride for the rest of the day when that happens.
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 LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE SOME BIKE ON YOUR METAL
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 I think I just threw up. What the hell are these dudes thinking?? The bike looks like some old DH concept from 2001... I'd bite the bullet and trash the idea ASAP... In all reality, when submitted against EVERY OTHER bike brand... not one soul in this world would choose that bike.
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 Since posting a bit earlier I got to thinking and wanted to add this (again others have probably already mentioned it). I'm a bit surprised that through the entire design, prototyping, and manufacturing process someone didn't mention a few concerns? Obviously the main one being the extremely high center of gravity! Although I don't personally like the design they have actually done a great job of actually putting the bike together (great welds, nice components, etc...) but it flys in the face of common knowledge about what makes a great mountain bike design if that makes any sense. I would be very interested to learn more about this bike and this company to get an idea of where they're coming from.
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 Best....thread....ever..... Please kids, don't drink and design....
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 Maybe the photo is upside down (?).
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 My nephew created a similar design with his LEGO set! Should have been spec'd with a Girvin front fork and a HiteRite! Some purple Kooka cranks would have been the icing on the cake. I checked Ebay and found all 3 for a good price. Would definitely bring the price downSmile
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 this bike is hard to judge because does anyone rode this bike, it could be a hell of a ride or ride straigth to hell who now´s rigth, but one thing is certain wherever you go with this bike everyone will look at you if your intencion is to catch everyone else attention YOU GOT IT.


DAMN THAT THING IS STRANGE
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 all that ugliness and they only warranty it for a year?!

hahaha, yes, they really must be on crack
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 With all due respect, and I do mean all due respect Mr Redalp...that aint worth a velvet panting of a whale and a dolphin gettin it on. -Ricky Bobby
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 Oh, as far as high pivot point, Zerode managed to design a bike you won't have to hide..
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 there must be some performance gain if they ended up making their frame look so ugly. just look how high that main pivot is...
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 aah make it higher ... probably right under saddle
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 Can you say "high center of gravity"? Very good, now back to the drawing board.
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 Reminds me of being single again.... ... give me a few beers, it will be gorgeous and I will ride it!
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 Innovation comes first, when a design proves itself worthy is when the details get smoothed out and they can start making it look better. I can not wait to hear first ride reports.
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 competitive sales price, at first i thought that's gonna be like 600 ~ 1000 $, but apparently the recession missed Switzerland (3200-3840$) , forget the bike i want to live there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Most expensive place I've been to. And I didn't think much of the food - you're better off where you are in that regard. (The recession missed Switzerland because (a) they didn't join the EU and (b) they didn't adopt the Euro. Sensible people.)
  • + 1
 Joining the EU seems to have left some pretty f**ked up. Turkey should be glad they were never let in!
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 Ladies and Gentlemen - welcome back to the 90s!
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 F A I L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Just got off the phone with darth vader, he'd like one in all black, also he'd like another 30,000 in white for his troopers....
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 Oh I get it.... its a joke!
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 That is the worst looking bike I have ever layed my eyes on!
  • + 2
 Then type KRUTOR in your google search bar !
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 at least the krutor is carbon and has a gearbox
  • + 1
 HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! man there are some trippers in this world!!! both bikes are equally stupid looking!
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 At least they're not trying to sell the Krutor.
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 KRUTOR HROTOR

Who came up with that name?! lol
  • + 2
 So did the Krutor laid eggs first or did the Redalp lay eggs first?
Either way, burn em'. Burn em' all.
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 This is currently the flagship of Krutor. Its main features are planetary gear integrated inside the frame, complete carbon frame and extreme parameters. The whole design-production process took almost 3 years, its first race was in 2005. In 2006, this bike should represent our constructing, designing and manufacturing skills. ... Yes... It does... Somewhat...
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 their page says: US$ 3'200.00 for Team DH frame. almost retarded.
  • + 4
 remove 3000 from the price tag and i might buy it
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 I saw a picture of this somewhere and i thought it was an old homemade project
of somebody with too much time on their hands.

I cant believe it is actually a 2012 bike and available for sale by a company Smile
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 Great bike if your going to war
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 how can i lower ma seat post ? Big Grin
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 I just noticed that! WTF?
  • + 1
 You have two options of adjustment
One: as it is.
Two: remove and ride the frame like a cowboy!
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 not one sane person would part with their money on this.
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 looks like...
... i dunno what it looks like, except that it's ugly as hell :/ pretty clever linkage and stuff though, hopefully it'll eventually filter through into a nicer looking design
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 Hey! They put an idler pulley and ISCG tabs on a Mountain Cycle San Andreas! Wait. No,They put a carbon fibre seatmast on a railroad track!
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 at least no one would nick it as it looks that shite!
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 How long until the back half of the bike shears off?? I smells another RMX type catastrophy
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 I thought it was gonna be an electric motorized mtb at first glance.
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 the bb is so high ! looks like an old school dh/fr bike
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 maybe it just looks high, it looks the same above the axle as a few other frames
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 Or you could get a zerode achieves the same thing and its not fugly
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 A Zerode is not much better in terms of aesthetics...
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 disagree heaps. they look amazing and you get a gearbox.
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 No you dont lol Thers a mech? And I could make a better lookin frame out of rock
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 Hahah, "there's a mech." Type Zerode DH on google images, then tell us all it has a mech.
  • + 1
 I was about to say that, same high rear pivot for rearward axle path, just achieved in a smarter more antithetic pleasing way.
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 I am 100% with Totesridic, FUGLY AS THEY COME!!!!
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 What the F*&#,.......this bike Fell Out Of The Ugly Tree And Hit Every Branch On The Way Down....
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 What the heck is that thing?
And how does that rear shock work?
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 It's what you leave in the toilet after you've had 3 days of Indian food. As for the shock, it works by quickly decoupling your nut sack from your body.
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 ugh i was out riding my redalp, sliped a pedal and got my balls caught in my rear shock. worst day of my life,ever.
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 Am i the only one who feels sorry for the designer when he or she eventually reads these comments?
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 Patented...so no one can steal the idea. *Bzzzt!*

It'd be fun to give it a go.
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 Soooo soo ugly... But i cant help but want one!
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 Throw some 40's and Deemax's and this thing somehow looks legit. Smile
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 put those parts on a supermarket frame and itll probably look as legit or more.
  • + 1
 I would be more impressed if it had 888's on it. from 2002
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 the big brother of the swiss knife! haha a folding dh bike!
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 Its kind of cool....vintage 90's DH bike but tricked out....
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 do hipsters ride dh?
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 If the elephant man had a bike to match his face...........
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 was on my way to work but i think ill call in sick
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 so the seat has two positions, uncomfortably high, and up your dark place
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 Good to see Proflex is breaking into the DH market.
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 This is not a winner!
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 now only if it folded so that it fit into a smart car.
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 Release the kraken!!!!!
:O
OMG
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 That spring is far too close to the testicular area for my liking.
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 that is one unique bike! would certainly catch your eye on the trail!
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 Haters gonna hate, function over form.
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 that bike doesnt deserve 40's!?
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 One very high centre of gravity
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 thats uglier than a bunch of mashed up assholes
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 21 people like their facebook page
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 they are the designers
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 Did this thing actually need design?
  • + 5
 ^^^ Yeah it probably did, but it was a "connect the dots" design and all of the numbers were "0".
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 Does it come in chocolate brown ? Might as well..
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 It looks like an ancient bike
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 is it Optimus Prime son? or even Decepticon?
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 Why does this remind me of a weapon out of RoboCop or some scifi movie?
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 Oh no........... Not Swiss surely! And check out that stand-over height. Could end up being a sterilizing machine.
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 If there was no downhill bikes in the world and this was their first take on it I guess we could let it pass, but come on guys.... shows that not all engineers should engineer bikes...
  • + 0
 I'm an engineer, and I swear I would never design anything that stupid.
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 regardless of how good it may preform, these arent going to sell. why? these things resemble a horse more than sarah Jessica parker!
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 I would rather spend $50 and get a Walmart bike and do downhilling than spend $8000 on this Redalp thing. Their pricing is ridiculous!
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 If you gave me a choice between this ugly Swiss bike or the first bicycle ever made with rock tires, I would choose the ugly Swiss bike so I could run it over with the bike with rock tires!!!!!!
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 For the love of God... it is one freaking ugly creature! It looks like Halford's full susp Montana's... just slightly more expensive!
  • + 1
 ...but the height of BB is impressive indeed!
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 www.redalp.com/EN/index.html the frame looks like a crossbow! other than that, a touch fugly..
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 Top bike build costs $7999.
A 2012 demo 8 is the same weight and better spec.
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 Looks like an 80's throwback - pass me the Wham CD and Hawian short please!
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 The center of gravity on that thing is crazy high


also, what's with the younger kids feeling the need to tell their age whenever they post?
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 someone, somewhere must of told them it was a bad idea not to go ahead with this.. they obviously didn't listen
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 In case you have been looking for an excuse to quit mountain biking, look no further.
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 KRVZ your kidding right? The zerode is a million times better looking than that.
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 Everything can look like a downhill bike when you put fox40's and deemax on it. Next show we are transforming your mother's old clothes iron!
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 honestly, i really don't mind it. Sure it's different, admittedly not the sexiest bike. I do believe form should follow function, and this may be the case here.
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 I think i drew one of these back when i was 5 years old, probably should of copywrited it so it could never actually be made.
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 I dont normally comment on stuff like this...but I just cant resist on this one....

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Really, I am all for innovation and thinking outside the norm and I am ussually not critical about new things, but you have to add some common sense to the equation, there are a few things about this thing that just dont add up.

Kilometer long chainstay
skyscraper bottom bracket height
short wheel base
Center of gravity? we dont use that here....

There was sarcasm intended, but I truthfully hope the best for this company...though I dont see this bike making it among what is currently out there..
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 Honestly this is the gayest fucking piece of shit that the 21st century has ever seen. I wouldn't ride that piece of shit even if Bill Gates paid me to do so
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 i can just imagine the look that someone would get as they bring that bike into a bike shop for a tune up, or loading it onto a lift. Priceless
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 www.redalp.com/EN/replica_dh.html

"Brakes : Avid Elixier "??
"Tires : Maxxis Mignon"??
"Grips : Lyzard Skin"??
... ;D
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 That bike just set back Switzerland 50 years. Holy crap that is the ugliest turd ever and the suspension mounting is the dumbest idea ever... lower is better!
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 Ok the chain torshioner good idea!........... But Redalp sack the desighner he was obviously tooting on his crack pipe!!!!!!
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 So ugly...why...
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 I think I little bit of my soul just died!!!
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 this is the ugliest bike ive ever seen...
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 Meccano for mountain bikers.
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 People from Red Alp, with all respect, here is an industrial designer, I can design your next dh frame
  • + 2
 www.norlandcycles.wordpress.com

(And it was just a humble student thesis project prototype)
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  • + 1
 Looks like the Old Balfa Nouveau Riche (NR) without all of the jack shaft system.
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 I've got a mind f**k while i'm looking at the handle bar on the second photo. Is it turned right or it's straight?Big Grin
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 thats got to be one of the most retarded looking bikes i have seen.
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 Uglier then my mates missus.... i'm sure she hit every tree on her fall from grace :s
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 i hope we see it used in some dh comp...and that it owns the mountain! if not...... i feel real sorry for the designer!
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 Think about how the arm will swing, as opposed to lower pivot points. Bet it rips. I'd ride one.
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 Huffy > Redalp
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 I'll happily admit. This is the ugliest fucking bike that has ever been made.
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 Take off all the comps and you got a gun, don't land on the rear SHOCK or that's exactly what you will get.
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 Every designer push the c.o.g. lowe as they can, except Redalp. Punk not dead :-) Anyway doesn't look bad..
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 That bike looks like a wheelchair..
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 Purpose over looks, just missing a 2 stroke motor. If I get 6 numbers I'll take 2 please.
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 Sorry... Thats just Horrid!
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 Is this real life? That just looks so weird!
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 why this german tank got pedal on ?
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 Its Swiss not German :-P
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 The chain growth argument is a LIE. The idler is below the main pivot. There will be chaingrowth.
  • + 1
 But it's connected to the swingarm. So when the swingarm moves upwards, the idler moves downwards.... so there will be probably minimal chain growth.
  • + 1
 ^^^ Whoa whoa, wait a minute...
Chain growth??
For a minute there I thought you were actually trying to SUPPORT this hideous & unsightly abomination.
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 "probably".
  • + 1
 Whoa whoa, all I have done is analyzed that idler thing, and how it suppose to work on this hideous abomination of a girder. lol


...back to the idler; on the second thought, I really think that it works! Let me explain what I think. So, as the idler is connected to the swingarm, it is loosening the chain as the suspension goes in to it's travel, so the chain is not tightening up (but it stays tightened because the suspension loosens it just as much it needs to be loosened). As the suspension goes back to it's neutral position, the idler is pulled up, and the chain is again tensioned just right. So actually the suspension keeps the chain tensioned the whole time. It makes sense to me, and I believe that with a little calculation, it can be optimized to actually MINIMALIZE if not completely neutralize chain growth. Clever thing this idler is. Smile
  • + 0
 ^^^ Again, it appears you are a proponent of this pile of monkey sh*t.

Yes, I see how the link works 100%. No questions.
But to me, it doesn't matter how clever that little link is. The whole package is simply atrocious.
It's like putting racing tires on a Gremlin. It would still be nothing more than a piece of elephant sh*t.

We all need to put this think out of its misery. Anyone in the house have a grenade?
  • + 1
 I never said that the bike is something that I would like to ride. The geo seems very awkward, and it looks horrible. But the idler is ok.
  • + 1
 I agree that if it is done right it can work but it's solving a problem in an unnecessarily complicated way. Not to mention the thing doesn't seem that durable at first look.
  • + 1
 ^^^ Just giving you a hard time. No worries!
Yes, the geometry would lead us to believe it was designed to be ridden by a camel or giraffe.
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 Did anyone else notice the warranty information on their site? It's nowhere near comparable with any major brands :S
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 The frame is just too much. its like 6 inches deep for gods sake..
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 What the f*ck is that shit?!!!!!!!!!!
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 think im going to be sick...
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 thats one ugly piece of shit!
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 looks like they just put suspension on a Penny Farthing!!!
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 Eek wtf is that, someone put wheels to the piece of excavator or what?
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 How do you lower the seat??
  • + 2
 It looks like they forgot about that "little" issue Wink
20,35" seat tube in all sizes - good luck selling this bikes to people who aren't giants.
  • + 1
 howo long the seatpost ?
  • + 3
 How do you lower the seat?

You don't.
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 "Honey, come out of the kitchen and design a downhill bike!"
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 They obviously didn't realize that so many mountain bikers are posers.
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 ugliest bike i hav ever seen
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 Safe to say Redlap.. You just got Pinkbike Burned
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 All I can see is the tiny rods breaking
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 It's probably as usefull as a fish tank goin downhill
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 this isnt april 1st is it?
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 I think i speak for us all when i say jesusfuckingchrist
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 How come people try fixing things that already work
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 it could be very good but... jesus i almost throw up all my breakfast :X
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 looks like a fuckin post box
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 i think it can be a joke or somthing.
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 btw its 8 thousand dollars
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 Get DRUNK and you will like it!!!! :-)
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 Woh that thing hurt my eyes. Good luck riding on that contraption
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 Speechless, when you see that frame...
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 How does this company make money!!!???
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 I don't understand what this is supposed to be...
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 why are they posting dinosaurs???
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 It looks rubbish it looks like a halfords special
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 Hey my motto is "don't knock it 'till you try it"
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 so.... doesn't the Canfield Jedi with its rearward wheel path accomplish the same thing as this suspension design, and look about a billion times better?
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 Give me all those parts except the frame haha
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 Oh, and the frame has a 2 run service interval, if you make it down.....
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  • + 2
 id rather ride an 01 norco vps with those high end parts on it
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 Terminator T1000's DH when off duty.
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 If you did a ballride, you'd probably end up adjusting your shock!!!
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 This piggy-back just below the saddle looks painful Rolleyes
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 I thought I was on 9gag with all the off beat comments. lol.
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 i think this is very deserving of a WTF
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 MY EYES! MY PRECIOUS VISION! NOOOoooooo
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 Stuff in Halfords is better!!!
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 Oh god i really hope this isn't the future of downhill bikes.
  • + 4
 Dude, it's not even the past.
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 I would love to test one to see if it could handle a 250lb. ricer.
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 I'm sorry,but that's absolutely ugly
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 i like it! i wanna try it but i have no $$$
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 This is the ugliest downhill bike I've ever seen!!!! Omg thats a shit!
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 iconic Wink
waiting for a review anyway.
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 maybe a great bike but bad look
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 they might as well of mounted the shock to your ass and try that for a design.
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 Funny thing is Gwin would probably still win on this thing...
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 Maybe. But he'd need to be a clown to ride that beast because he'd look like a clown on it. It is a clown's bike. Gwin is NOT a clown.
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 More like ReDERP Bicycles.
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 That is, quite possibly, the uglyist thing I have ever seen...
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 go home redalp... your drunk
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 my god that´s ugly!
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 So Chuck Norris DID have sex with a Coke machine then?!?
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 try breaking a world record say 500 ft maybe
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 this bike makes me so mad just looking at it
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 its a fucking pig lol
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 The BB looks really high
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 Ouch.. My nutss!!
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 hmmmmm may i say balfa bb7 on crack!
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 horrible but it caught our attention. Over 300 comments
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 Screwed up. How do we fix this? By putting lil red triangles on it.
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 What have I just gazed upon?????????????????
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 Almost little Balfa influence here.
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 Ugly but might be made of carbon so ya if its light I would use it.
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 That is the ugliest bike ive ever seen.
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 that bike is a piece of dick
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 Where`s the fluxcompensator? nooooooooo.........
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 Erm..... I wouldn't buy one let's put it that way
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 As jank as it looks, it sounds quite impressive...?
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 gotta say, it looks pretty legit. i'd rock the hell out of that bike
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 loooks likes its from the 90s i love it.
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 also i donno about your guys but if you look at the bike on their home page from a side view it looks friggen cool.
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 Dont knock it till you ride it.
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 I want to try it !
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 sooo... how heavy is it?
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 dirt say it is

Lightweight – both models are less than 37lb (16.8kg)
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 Serious looking bike!!!
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