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    Prototype Rocky Mountain ?

    You get in the lift line at Whistler again unlabeled, unknown to see bikes. Sometimes, there are already rumors of what brand something is tested - so here currently circulating rumors of a new downhill bike from Rocky Mountain. Whether it really originates from Rocky or not, we do not know.

    What is seen on the phone photos:

    - Large storage
    - The damper is hinged on a rocker and is not floated, but supported on the main frame.
    - Four-bar linkage with Horst Link
    - Two mounting holes for the rear axle
    - 26 inch

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    Technically thats not a Horstlink, but we.
    Nice to see a new DH bike from Rocky, their other new bikes have all been awesome.

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    Doesn't it look a bit like a.... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peecee View Post
    - Two mounting holes for the rear axle
    What about brake mount!?

    Quote Originally Posted by livanh View Post
    Technically thats not a Horstlink, but we.
    How come?

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    ^ Was going to say how's it not a horst link? Pivot in front of, and below the rear axel looks like a horst link to me....

    Neat looking ride. Wonder what company is running this.
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    Well its kinda hard to tell, but since all rockys circumvent the horst link patent with a pivot above the rear axle, i more or less assumed this would be the case too. i still think its the case here, hard to tell with those pics though

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    May be, but since the patent is expiring, they can probably get away with it now.
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    AhhHAAAA!!!!Brilliant!!! That is not a Rocky Mountain, it's a Specialized! OK; Decoy is the concentric pivot bike with yellow shock and Specialized rider in a team jersey. The real deal is a Trek copy for Gwin because he just can't win on that damn Demo. The rider is incognito as not to draw attention...genius.
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    my money would be on norco as that's kind of a ringer for the aurum, but the aurum doesn't really need that much revision from the look of it.

    but that's how you do an incognito prototype...no paint, no matchy jerseys, parts that work instead of parts that your company is partnered with...

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    I'm with the OP, I'd guess Rocky Mountain from the seat tube gusset.



    Beyond the fun of guessing, I don't really have much interest, not seeing much new these days. Unless Yeti comes out with a DH bike with the Switch...
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    I'm guessing that the person riding the proto would also be a dead giveaway as to what company it is. Vanderham? Simmons?

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    two axle mounts... if it's 10mm apart could be 26 / 650B convertible...

    nice proto but sorry i must say it look like ... T...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yd35 View Post
    I'm guessing that the person riding the proto would also be a dead giveaway as to what company it is. Vanderham? Simmons?
    if only he had his name on the jersey, then we'd know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandwich View Post
    if only he had his name sharpied out on the jersey, then we'd know.
    ftfy.
    set your sarcasm meter to Level 4:butt hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandwich View Post
    if only he had his name on the jersey, then we'd know.
    You think they Sharpied it out?

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