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Well, this was just a quiet few days riding about in a German quarry… not Screenshot: YouTube (The Audi Nines) Audi Nines 2019 was big vibes, big mood, big energy, big riding, big air, big tricks, big smiles, big slams, big effort, Big starring Tom Hanks, big crowds, big car logo, Biggie Smalls, big logistics, big stoke, big gnar, big adrenaline, big in blanket, big thrills, big stuff. It was, for want of a better word, big. If you saw some of the Audi Nines 2019 highlights we posted last month, got a taste for it and haven’t been able to rest since… such is your unrelenting appetite for watching people ride bikes in a quarry – we’ve got some great news for you. There’s a fresh 10 minutes of Nines’ goodness, featuring the best tricks, the biggest airs, and the craziest crashes from this year’s event ready to be viewed in a blacked out room with the lights down low. And, what’s more, you can view it below this paragraph. Just here. Whether you’re a “I would literally take a bullet for the sport of mountain biking” type, a “Yeah, sure. I’ve been mountain biking… once… in 2017” type, or you’re flat-out “Err… sorry… what’s a mountain bike?” type – we’re convinced you’ll enjoy the wild antics on show here. Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? The Matrix video game we all live inside is officially glitching out and there’s not much else to do but sit back and bask in the madness of it all. Some next level stuff on show, here. No doubt about it. You May Also Like POV Footage | Watch Mountain Bikers Get Chased By A Black Bear In Vancouver Rail Blazer | Watch Mountain Biker Carson Storch Jump Train In Raw 100 Second Edit The post Unparalleled | Best of Audi Nines 2019 appeared first on Mpora.
Trek is known for its anagrammatic bike names, having followed up the original Madone with the endurance Domane and the lightweight Emonda. We’ve run with the concept to imagine where it might lead next. Why my Trek Emonda ALR eTap proves that alloy bikes are still great Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc review The Trek Madone was first launched in 2003 and is named after the Col de la Madone, the famous climb in the south of France that a certain Lance Armstrong used to test his Tour de France form. That seems perfectly reasonable. When Trek launched its Domane endurance bike in 2012, keen-eyed observers noticed that the name was an anagram of the pre-existing model. The bike maker claimed, among other things, that Domane means “king’s crown” in Latin, a somewhat dubious assertion that I’m unable to verify. It’s hard to believe that seven years have passed since Trek dropped its IsoSpeed bombshell on the endurance bike market. James Huang/BikeRadar Then Trek did it again, launching the lightweight Emonda in 2014, this time not pretending that the name was anything other than a made-up word. Here we are in 2019, and the only remaining anagram that looks remotely viable to us is “Daemon”. We commissioned industrial designer Daniel Gunnarsson (@localbikechop), who has previously shown us his vision of the bikes of the future, to imagine what the Daemon might look like based on current trends, and this is what happened. Editor’s note: At the time of writing, the Trek Daemon does not exist. The design here was created as a collaboration between BikeRadar and Daniel Gunnarsson only. Trek was not involved and does not endorse this project in any way. Meet the Trek Daemon, an aero gravel monster The Daemon borrows heavily from Trek’s existing line-up. Daniel Gunnarsson The Daemon is a mashup of all the major trends in current drop-bar bike design and it draws heavily on Trek’s existing range. Its frame strongly resembles that of the aero Madone, but Gunnarsson has tweaked the geometry to create clearances big enough to take 700 × 47mm or 650b × 50mm tyres (or 700 × 40mm with mudguards) by slightly lengthening the rear end and increasing the axle-to-crown measurement of the fork. The frame is beefy to match the beefy tyres, and the Madone’s distinctive transition from fork crown to down tube now cuts right across the latter, adding a distinctive visual element. By dropping the driveside chainstay, Gunnarsson has managed to make the rear-end almost as short as that of the Madone, despite the huge tyres. The Daemon sports front and rear IsoSpeed, just like the current Domane. Daniel Gunnarsson The concept bike is meant to be an all-road machine and so it uses Trek’s IsoSpeed comfort tech at both ends, just like the current Domane. To create a riding position suited to gravel without compromising on aesthetics, the Daemon features a fully integrated cockpit with a riser drop bar reminiscent of those offered by Specialized on bikes such as the original Venge ViAS, albeit with flared drops as found on many existing gravel bikes. The Daemon features a fully integrated aero gravel cockpit with extra storage in the top tube behind the stem. Daniel Gunnarsson The drivetrain is 1×12 with the option to fit a front derailleur and — it almost goes without saying — the Daemon has disc brakes. The Daemon is somewhat more practical than your typical aero bike, with mounts for cages, mudguards and other accessories peppering the frame and fork. There’s also built-in storage, both in the down tube beneath the bottle bosses and immediately behind the stem. Would you ride a Trek Daemon? Let us know in the comments how you’d design your fantasy bike and whether you think our version will be launching any time soon.
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