It's not a Tron bike...

#1

So, no UCI design rules, open to “new” tech (Disc brakes) and enough storage to provision a small army (and keep the centre of gravity as low as possible?) - what does everyone think about the new Diamondback Andean?

#2

If there was no UCI design rules wouldn’t you just ride this?

#3

Can’t wait to see the Freds doing lake laps with this

#4

It will be the worlds fastest bike in a tunnel but the worlds most dangerous in the slightest of side breeze.
To be honest Moser and Cinelli and the likes did bikes real similar in the 80’s.

#5

I’d love to have a go riding one on a calm day. Agreed with Dayne though, looks like it’d be terrible in anything other than a full on head wind. Would like to see wind tunnel data at a variety of yaw angles.

Edit: after a little reading it seems it is very aero at all yaw angles, still going to be a kite in the wind though.

#6

What I don’t get is that from the website it seems they are actually selling it to be raced by triathletes, yet it’s not UCI compliant.

#7

I was under the impression that Triathlon has different rules and regulations and doesn’t comply with UCI?

#8

This is correct, which is why Specialized have two models of the Shiv. They don’t have the 3:1 rule etc etc, pretty sure they’re allowed farings and all that jazz. Makes for pretty fugly bikes.

#9

Good thing everything else about tri is awesome hey!!

#10

Wouldn’t want to have to piss on a good looking bike

#11

Pretty sure this thing is actually a porter loo

#12

Does it have rack mounts?

#13

Can’t go #allroadenduro either

#14

Pretty sure it has “optimized” Geo though so it fits 650b, 700c, 26" and 24".

#15

Quoted for lolz.

#16

Also why has no one made a ‘heavymetal Jono could live comfortably in that downtube’ joke?

#17

Because that would be rude.

Also, I think you just did.

#18

one of the best comments in the history of this forum

#19

ftfy

#20

I’m 95 kegs currently and cop the feels on Roval CL64s in a breeze, this thing would have to be a giant bag of dicks to ride, but with all that storage it’ll certainly show up in all of next years trans whatever races