Video: Prototype Testing with Rock Machine Bikes

Sep 12, 2023 at 23:12
by prkplive  

Whizz and its twin e-Whizz are no longer a concept. They have long been neither in the minds of creators, nor in the agendas of designers. Nor are they the impressive 3D printed models with the "do not touch" tag that were presented to dealers and a few journalists last year. The Rock Machine is working hard to revive and debug them before mass production and the actual show.

Updated version after testing.

 c 2023 Rob Trnka
 c 2023 Rob Trnka

The distinctive forked top frame tube that the shock is clamped into has a more extensive role than just mounting the shock. It is the link between the multi-platforms of many types of bikes. From city, to touring, to trail, enduro, slope style bikes and electric bikes. Whizz will rely on a custom FPS suspension system, tuned to exact specifications. It will continue to honour the principles of Rock Machine bikes - fun riding, easy serviceability and durability. For example, easily adjustable travel, interchangeable hangers and hoses, and cables routed through the structure because no one wants to spend half a day changing cables instead of riding.

 c 2023 Rob Trnka

The first prototypes of the Whizz and e-Whizz have gone through processes that are the responsibility of engineers, designers, mechanics and everyday bicycle enthusiasts. Building, tuning tolerances, verifying industrial solutions, assembly practicality or observing everyday riding performance. Now comes the stage of looking for weaknesses, breaking them down - comprehensive in-depth testing. For this, it has become necessary to have factory riders who can literally squeeze all the limits out of a bike and expose even the smallest weaknesses or flaws. The Rock Machine's factory rider is Michal Prokop and the place where he tested the Whizze, was the dusty Nauders resort. Mud, wet roots, rocks, broken and slippery trails. No servicing between runs, no grooming between days. All the way as only Prokop can.

 c 2023 Rob Trnka

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  • 23 3
 I can only imagine my nuts getting pinched in that coil.
  • 11 0
 How saggy are your balls?
  • 1 0
 Your dreams come true buddy.
  • 12 0
 @nyhc00: Proper sag is key.
  • 6 0
 Danny Hart should not ride this bike.
  • 3 0
  • 2 0
 @jgflow: they are too big, wouldn’t even fit down there.
  • 1 0
 Hot shit, either people love talking about their testicles or they suffer from a scrotum failure. If you typically smash your balls against such a low top tube, wouldn't that be an issue to be sorted by a riding clinic or two?
  • 2 0
  • 7 1
 lmao imagine selling these in quebec
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same thing.
  • 4 0
 imagine a group of people, like say a gang, riding them in Quebec
  • 1 0
 So they did some testing and that somehow old them that they didn't need the brace between the down-tube and the top-tube/plates? Was it too not broken by the end of the testing?
  • 2 0
 Hit that top tube the wrong way and you won't be 'Whizz'ing right for a while. Looks like a mandoline slicer (in the video).
  • 2 0
 It remind me old RockMachine Adrenalin 2000 DH. Loved the old one and I guess I'll be happy with this one Smile
  • 1 1
 I went biking in CZ (Beskidi mountains) near Ostrava in 2003. In CZ they had a MTB orientation race of 250km called Rockyman, i don't know if it's still exist.
  • 5 4
 I admire the courage to create something so ugly
  • 2 1
 Just cause you can, doesn't mean you should
  • 1 0
 I appreciate them pushing design, but I don’t know if it’s for me.
  • 2 2
 Testicular torsion

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