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St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« on: January 30, 2011, 01:11:24 AM »
A few months ago we mentioned the 2011 St Martin product line including a complete bike. In the meantime the Darwin complete bike hit the shops and here are some long overdue details:

Frame: 100% CrMo, 18.6" TT, 11.8" CS, 75° HT, 71° ST
Fork: 100% CrMo, 0mm Offset, long steer tube 
Stem: 30mm reach
Handlebar: 2 pcs, raise 8", width 24.5", low crossbar
Crank: Tubular CrMo, 152mm, 8 splines axle, Spanish BB
Sprocket: 25T, 5mm thick alloy
Rear Hub: Taska U-free freecoaster, sealed bearings, with 11T driver, 36H, 3/8"
Pegs: Knurling, 38mm, 110mm, alloy, rounded end, 4 pegs

With 11kg / 24lbs it´s not too heavy and a decent complete bike for beginners. You´ll find more details and photos on the St Martin website.

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 02:20:27 AM »
Damn, they shortened the rear end to 11.8"


i've been looking for a frame with a rear SMALLER than 12" :rolleyes:
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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 10:33:36 AM »
Nice bike, what's the price?
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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 01:18:11 PM »
Looks damn sexy for a complete bike. Nice work!

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 02:36:35 PM »
i like a lot

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 05:53:20 PM »
11.8!!!! who is actually buying these bikes!
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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 01:04:49 AM »
The BB height is 11.8", not the rear end length

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 01:16:33 AM »
The BB height is 11.8", not the rear end length


frame geometry : Top Tube : 18.6"
Chain stays : 11.8" slammed
Head angle : 75°
Seat angle : 71°
BB height : 11.8"



taken from Saint martin site.
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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 01:19:21 AM »
a rear triangle less than 12" is facepalm-short imo.

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 07:26:15 AM »
Nice bike, a bit short though.  :P

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 11:02:42 AM »
Touche.

25t radius is just under 2", 20" x 1.75" is a few tenths under 20", so visually it's confirmed too.

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 12:46:34 PM »
The whole bike looks like its going to trip over its own forks its so cramped.
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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011, 06:44:01 PM »
i got one cause my bike in the pic got stolen.. but i've change the handlebar and rims, next is going to be the stem. but overall it's a st-8 bike

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Re: St Martin - Darwin complete bike
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2011, 12:07:26 AM »
Not to be that guy but maybe they were thinking shorter people might be riding the bike... who really cares since there are several options now on the market for "beginner" bikes buy the one that fits your size.  :beer:
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