Affinity Cycles: Interbike 2010 Sneak Peek Sep 19, 2010

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What? You thought we were joking? If you only knew who fabricated this bike, by hand, in the USA, you’d have your mind blown. This is only a teaser. All I’ll say is it rhymes with “nimble” and they were the first to make a monocoque-constructed bicycle. Come to the Brooklyn Booth at Interbike. Affinity, Hold Fast and Mishka DART.

  • LOL

    Cant wait to see it ridden by idiots with an aerospoke and risers…

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    This is an American frame. Not a cookie-cutter frame. No Errorspokes will grace this beast!

  • Leader

    We will be ripping this off for next year’s Interbike.

  • Gordon

    Wasn’t Aegis the first to build a monocoque frame? That doesn’t rhyme with nimble…

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    Nope. This company pre-dated them…

  • Jeb

    Is this a Trimble? Woah! I wish I was going to Interbike. What’s the back story? Are there any more pics Prolly?

  • 8pmhangover

    While brent trimble did help design the first monocoque bike frame, it was technically under the Kestrel brand.

  • http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.com/ Doug D

    that’s the right size.
    wild bike, did you ride it?

  • Smitty

    Mike Burrows designed one of the first Carbon Monocoque frames in the mid 80s.

    http://www.lunt.demon.co.uk/bike.htm

  • http://affinitycycles.com Andrew LaCorte

    She felt so good at 47mph, 10.3 200TT….
    I am sure it will even be better with the new mods.
    Stop by the Affinity booth…

    Andrew LaCorte
    2008-2010 US Masters National Champion

  • TJ

    That figures: Only Trimble would put a riser stem on a lo-pro.

    During the mid-80s, Aegis produced carbon monocoques on behalf of Trek. Various partners later split to form Kestrel. AFAIK, the Trimble prototype was not SHOWN until 1988.

  • bakerbones

    holy monocoquely !

  • http://theradavist.com Prolly

    Just about every track racer I know races with a positive rise stem and that’s not a low pro.

  • http://theradavist.com Prolly

    Brent helped create kestrel which was noted as the first monocoque. Trimble did all kestral designs. This track frame was before kestral…

  • Guillaume

    Ho;ly Burritos Batman Hulk! It is fuckin sick

  • Spencer

    Damn, that’s sick. Nice fork too!

  • Dima

    I can’t wait to see one of these bad boys out in the streets…

  • Chris

    thickness! i fucking love carbon track frames and their four inch tall chainstays! that oval concepts fork’s the bomb too, i’ve got it on my LaSuprema.
    http://www.edsbikes.us/coppertrack.htm

  • Tyler Johnson

    Graphic reminds me of this bmx from when I was racing as a kid… http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9430/dsc03100c.jpg

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    Maceo at Kinfolk designed it and this was shot in the Colossal warehouse in Greenpoint (epic commercial mural studio. Wait till you see all the detail shot!

  • Doug moak

    I can’t believe Trimble is still doing business. I hope his response to all this plastic tomfoolery these days is “Been there, done that”. I have to confess, I laughed at the Trimble mountain bike. Whose laughing now?

  • JF

    Cool and all but the geometry seems a bit lazy. I mean look at the Mali posted earlyer thats tightness.
    But idk maybe cf bikes are built this way.

  • CH
  • Andrew

    All USA team bikes were rebadged as GTs during the 90s.

  • CH

    Good point.

  • kylej.
  • Mike

    A rider in Trexlertown rode one of these this summer. From what i was told they are based off of thoes GT frames from the Olympics. the different? the GT’s cost about 30,000