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My next mountain bike...

This is kinda along the lines of the MotoCzysz in that some extremely intelligent engineers decided to re-think some things and are about to revolutionize many industries, but decided to start with bikes.
I wonder if Burgess' biking counterpart is gonna on this as well.
http://byunews.byu.edu/release.aspx?...n/isotrussbike
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that frame is wild!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bet it's all XTR equipt too...............{{drool}}

and you can hang Christmas ornaments from it as well!!! double threat!!
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Sure looks light by the way he's holding it. For awhile it was every six months and mountain bike technology changed. I thought we were through, guess not. looks like we have to raid the piggy bank again.
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This is the story that was on last night's news where I learned of this.
http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?nid=5&sid=148363
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Re: My next mountain bike...

Cool project, more evolutionary than revolutionary though. It looks like a Titus Exogrid without the carbon.



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"Anybody can build a mountain bike. There is no real cost in building it... "

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Cool project, more evolutionary than revolutionary though. It looks like a Titus Exogrid without the carbon.
True it looks a bit like it, but that's just a tube with some metal cut away.
This new technology is woven carbon fiber, composites and kevlar.
I just like the fact that a group of guys can throw current tech in the trash and invent something new and better. Makes the world go 'round.

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I just like the fact that a group of guys can throw current tech in the trash and invent something new and better. Makes the world go 'round.
Heh, dude, you're preaching to the choir.

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Heh, dude, you're preaching to the choir.

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Oh I know that as well. I thought as an ME and mtn biker you would really dig it.
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Re: My next mountain bike...

You know, that's cooler than I thought from just looking at the bike. Turns out they're working with Utah based Thiokol (the guys responsible for blowing up the Challenger) on defense stuff too.

Here's the company BYU put together for it.

http://www.isotruss.com/isotruss.asp




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"Anybody can build a mountain bike. There is no real cost in building it... "
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They're hiring.
http://www.isotruss.com/careers.asp
Looking at that site, this could get huge. This goes WAY beyond bikes - I guess bikes are actually an after-thought for them. They already have Wi-Fi, meteorological and wind-power towers up apparently and are working on hundreds of other applications.
I'd think an engineer could have fun with this.
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I'd think an engineer could have fun with this.
Stuck in Cali for at least 3 years. But I agree, it'd be a fun job. The engineering around composite materials is tricky as hell. And anything defense related means big dollars so you can get creative with your engineering.



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Re: My next mountain bike...

That sure is a cool concept. I'd have to say though that this would be the cream of the crop.


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That sure is a cool concept. I'd have to say though that this would be the cream of the crop.


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Yeah, but it's a heavy downhiller, I think.
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