Ben Swales

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How many names is Jack gonna be referred to as?!

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I always new he was Scottish and we have been teaching "McCarthy" and the "wee bugger" Scottish words and phrases all season long. It must be official now he is ours. He will still be an English world champion even now he is Scottish, so it doesn't really matter.

Edited by kevind

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f**k that!

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Why? Echo make more of their own parts than most (as in, they have their own manufacturing facility) but certainly won't be making those bars in house, they'll probably be made in the same place as *insert your most trusted carbon bar brand here *

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Newer Echo stuff just doesn't fill me with confidence now. Also their bars never felt particularly great anyway so I'd hope the geometry has been properly thought out.

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There's never going to be one true bar shape. They can think about it till the cows come home but no one will ever please everyone.

I'm going to mention it here too...Their contacts page is shite. Anyone else having problems with it? Quality@echo.bike doesnt work! Just get my email pinged back.

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Well if it wasn't for the 2005 Zoo riser bars, the Trialtech sport risers probably wouldn't have evolved. As for their contact page, must be pretty difficult nowadays for Deng@Echo Bikes to source the most up-to-date information from rider's and retailer's input worldwide whilst Chinese government continues to restrict digital communication from the rest of the world.

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Thank f**k more people are getting on board with splined freewheel fitting

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Newer Echo stuff just doesn't fill me with confidence now. Also their bars never felt particularly great anyway so I'd hope the geometry has been properly thought out.

Bar geo seems a lot better and more in line with what everyone else has.

Thank f**k more people are getting on board with splined freewheel fitting

Indeeds, in this case will be espcially beneficial when you come to have to remove your freewheel from your snapped crank arm :P

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Just get Sapim Polyax nipples and you've got the same thing. ;)

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About time someone made a carbon frame that doesn't look too weird, top tube looks a tad gash though could do with a toning down a tad imo. 24 with disc forks please!

If they make carbon goodies for all aspects of the bike world why is building a front wheel such a challenge...

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Edited by trials hoe

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Love that headtube, something don't look right probably just angle of pic though.

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, something don't look right probably just angle of pic though.

twisted?

Rear disc?

might be me, i'm tired.

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Front end looks pissed

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Looks like the wheel has just been built slightly offset to me, noticed that on one of the Inspired demo bikes at Radfest too ever so slightly that you couldn't tell while riding the bike but could when you looked at the front end.

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