Mmm tasty new Avanti

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Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:50 am

http://spokemagazine.com/2011/08/05/ins ... e-release/
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Alfine 11 speed
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Shimano hydro discs (inside the rear triangle)
Conti sport contacts
matte black
looks like an eccentric BB
Just needs some proper pedals.

mmmmm.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby find_bruce » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:54 am

Thanks Matty for a nice bit of bike porn

I rarely lust after a new bike, but that is one sweet ride. I would wonder how much it will cost, but I can't afford a new bike at the moment anyway. Still a guy can dream.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby CommuRider » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:13 am

That is ticking nearly all the boxes for me. Just need mudguards and rear rack and am ready to buy it!
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Marto » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:51 pm

Nice...Image
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Eberbachl » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:01 pm

Oooh yeah! I might just be in the market for a commuter soon, and was thinking about Cannondale's Bad Boy solo but this could be good.

I wonder what belt drive and internal gears would be like?
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:31 pm

If i lived in the city i would be all over that, Avanti have got some seriously good looking bikes in their lineup now.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby sjw0410 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:59 pm

Nice! I want one. When do the stores get them in stock?

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:09 pm

Marto wrote:Nice...Image


HAAHAHAHA!!!
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:02 pm

sjw0410 wrote:Nice! I want one. When do the stores get them in stock?

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Be damned if I know. Spied the "2012 range coming soon" pics on their home page: http://www.avantibikes.com/home/home.aspx - not up today it seems...

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Max » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:37 pm

That is one spunky-looking bike! :D

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby neild » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:32 am

Yeah, I saw the Inc 2 at AusBike and thought tick tick tick. It's a great looking bike and has all the right bits. Now I just need to work out how to get the tick that really matters (from the better half)!

I know Norco have a similar bike (hydro discs, belt & IHG) so it will be good to see a few more manufacturers getting into these.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby mytheone » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:53 pm

I notice in the pictures that this bike has a schrader valve rather than the standard presta valve that's normal found on a 700c bike. I wonder if that's true of production bikes you can find in the shop.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:47 am

who cares? (ie what practical benefit is there either way?)

The tyre spec is a 37c, they probably just grabbed the first tube they could find for the pre-production/prototype build.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:50 pm

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles/avanti/flat-bar-road/avanti-inc-3/croydon-north/vic/100374994
As an all weather commuter, a Belt+IGH is making more and more sense for my day to day bike. Id even go alloy from a steel only philospoghy for this bike, but the sticker shock ($1700) will probably see me wait until these bikes hit maybe the $1100 mark. Im hoping just like the 29er has redefined the MTB market, the Belt+IGH will redefine the (largely untapped) potential commuter market.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby CommuRider » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:18 pm

That's pretty affordable compared to the Felt. Definitely on my wish list.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Nobody » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:36 am

landscapecadmonkey wrote:http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles/avanti/flat-bar-road/avanti-inc-3/croydon-north/vic/100374994
As an all weather commuter, a Belt+IGH is making more and more sense for my day to day bike. Id even go alloy from a steel only philospoghy for this bike, but the sticker shock ($1700) will probably see me wait until these bikes hit maybe the $1100 mark. Im hoping just like the 29er has redefined the MTB market, the Belt+IGH will redefine the (largely untapped) potential commuter market.
Optimistic. The hub itself is about $900 and belt drive setup is about $400. You could be waiting a while.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Cruiserman » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:32 pm

Nobody wrote:Optimistic. The hub itself is about $900 and belt drive setup is about $400. You could be waiting a while.


For you to buy maybe but OEM pricing is very different. Work out the component cost of most things and it is way more than the cost to buy the complete article. 1700 today will be on sale for 1200 this time next year as the new model hits the stores.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Nobody » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:01 pm

Cruiserman wrote:
Nobody wrote:Optimistic. The hub itself is about $900 and belt drive setup is about $400. You could be waiting a while.


For you to buy maybe but OEM pricing is very different. Work out the component cost of most things and it is way more than the cost to buy the complete article. 1700 today will be on sale for 1200 this time next year as the new model hits the stores.
PM me when it happens then. I might be interested in a 11 speed, belt drive, disc braked bike for 1200.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Cruiserman » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:08 am

Wouldnt waste the bandwidth it is Al and we all know you only ride steel - so until you move into the 20th century it is technologically out of your league.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Cinder » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:02 pm

That looks fantastic!
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Nobody » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:13 pm

Cruiserman wrote:Wouldnt waste the bandwidth it is Al and we all know you only ride steel - so until you move into the 20th century it is technologically out of your league.
Sorry if I caused offense. I was serious. I'm not across every deal out there. Anyway, what makes you think I only ride steel? What is wrong with steel frames anyway?
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Max » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:58 am

Nobody wrote:
Cruiserman wrote:Wouldnt waste the bandwidth it is Al and we all know you only ride steel - so until you move into the 20th century it is technologically out of your league.
Sorry if I caused offense. I was serious. I'm not across every deal out there. Anyway, what makes you think I only ride steel? What is wrong with steel frames anyway?


No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, NO! Please don't turn this into a "steel is real" thread.. we already have one of those (actually, many)!

Let us return to our previously-scheduled drooling over the Inc 3. Hey, I checked out the links that MattyK sent through. I couldn't quite tell if it has pannier mounts at the back. Does anyone know?

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Oxford » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:51 am

wow, that is one nice looking bike. that could convince me to include an al' bike in the stable and even forgo a fixie commuter to take on gears. well actually the fixie would then become a polo bike. :mrgreen: as commurider said, all it needs is mudguards (I can live without panniers personally) and a brooks seat. :mrgreen:

as for the cost, when you consider the lower running costs/maintenance of belt drive, the cost amortised over the life of the bike is nothing really. the wheels should last almost forever with proper care without the rims being used as braking surfaces. and not having any drive train muck to stain either clothes or employer's floors (my bike comes into the office with me now) means those arguments are settled.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby find_bruce » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:06 am

Oxford wrote:as for the cost, when you consider the lower running costs/maintenance of belt drive, the cost amortised over the life of the bike is nothing really. the wheels should last almost forever with proper care without the rims being used as braking surfaces. and not having any drive train muck to stain either clothes or employer's floors (my bike comes into the office with me now) means those arguments are settled.


Sounds like some serious rationalisation going on :D

If you need some more arguments, if I caught the bus instead of riding, that would cost me $40 x 48 = $1,920 so I would save the money in less than a year
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