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Two new Morewood Prototypes


Iwan Kemp
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Morewood / Black Mountain rider Fabien Cousinie (Cous Cous) had two prototype bikes with him at the Otter, a 2010.5 DH bike and a fully custom 4X machine.

 

 

 

DH Bike Details:

 

-Straight Top Tube (Kalula style tube set)

 

-Lighter frame due to new tube set

 

-Race set up is sub 17kgs (37.5 lbs)

 

-Same travel as the Makulu with tweaks to the linkage

 

-More progressive shock rate

 

 

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.com/p4pb4890251/p4pb4890251.jpg

 

 

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.com/p4pb4890248/p4pb4890248.jpg

 

 

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.com/p4pb4890250/p4pb4890250.jpg

 

 

 

Fully custom 4X machine

 

Details:

 

-Zula / Ndiza 4X Proto

 

-Zula tubing, Ndiza geometry

 

-100mm of rear travel

 

 

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.com/p4pb4890255/p4pb4890255.jpg

 

 

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.com/p4pb4890252/p4pb4890252.jpg

 

 

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.com/p4pb4890253/p4pb4890253.jpg

 

 

 

http://lp1.pinkbike.com/p4pb4890254/p4pb4890254.jpg

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Maybe it is the way the first photo of the DH bike was taken, but the front wheel looks a lot smaller than the back wheel.

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The backwheel def looks like a 29 but i dont know theres something that just looks off to me on that bike. It doesnt quite look right.

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i agree. it looks way off proportion...pity they had to tie the brake line with cable ties.  silly thing but it bugs me to have to do that....

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looks too XC-ish for a full DH rig... the geometry looks off - maybe right witha 26'er on the back??? (if that's a 29er)

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looks too XC-ish for a full DH rig... the geometry looks off - maybe right witha 26'er on the back??? (if that's a 29er)

 

its just the angle, rear wheel is a 26" and the head angle is regular 64deg

 

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i agree. it looks way off proportion...pity they had to tie the brake line with cable ties.  silly thing but it bugs me to have to do that....

 

thats what happens when you are your own team mechanic and have to build your bike the night before Sea Otter begins... ;)

 

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Not in the short-tem... 29er Kwela will come first As this stage we are not certain whether we will offer a 29er Zula.

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And how about 'n Shova-like bike with Zula tubes and weight?

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And how about 'n Shova-like bike with Zula tubes and weight?

 

you need to be patient sir and keep your eyes peeled come October ;)

 

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Niiiiccceeee! I will take it! Unseen. Please send asap to my address! This will be the bike to have, no contest!

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