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- n. Plural form of downtube.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
All of us old racers remember the enormous downtubes on Cannondales during the eighties.
And, perhaps best of all, an actual Boston Whaler decal, courtesy of Bluenoser, which should look quite sporting on the oversized downtubes found on many of today's bicycles.
I imagine that Martha is dreams about beefy downtubes.
If we are to believe that this woman has any credibility at all, then we must also believe that the cyclist she saw was riding a highly unusual bicycle with two downtubes that may or may not have been fabricated out of a pair of unicycles.
"Radical twin opposing downtubes" caused me to spray out my lunch.
You can see Trek have been looking outward at what's going on in the world of riding and the cockpit is a reflection of this in much the same way the carbon armour is a tidier, more industrial version of the old tyres attached to the downtubes of bikes at bike parks.