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Old 05-16-2005, 08:14 AM   #1
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and now for something completely different..

see www.fxbikes.com for this antipodean wonder!

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Old 05-16-2005, 08:29 AM   #2
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Looks like a hoot! I'd have one in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:50 AM   #3
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I'd rather have one of these electrics: http://www.electricmoto.com/

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Old 05-17-2005, 08:00 AM   #4
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Thise things are friggin' neat! The blade weighs twice as much as the gas one and is too limited in range. I'll bet it's way more legal to ride on the street than the FX one though. If they cost half the price.....
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:14 AM   #5
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Thise things are friggin' neat! The blade weighs twice as much as the gas one and is too limited in range. I'll bet it's way more legal to ride on the street than the FX one though. If they cost half the price.....
Fx: 99 lbs dry
Blade: 165 lbs wet

From what I understand though the Fx sounds like a regular dirt bike. I think that would be too annoying. The Blade does have limited range until they make the new model which at one time they claimed would have twice the range. Though it charges in 20 minutes.

How cool would this be Just strap the honda generator on your back.
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:29 AM   #6
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did you see it bombing those gas bikes on the supermoto track? pretty tough for an electric bike!
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:34 AM   #7
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Oh yeah I remember watching that video. I first saw the blade on techtv a few years ago. You can program the torque curve with the included software. Wouldn't that be cool! If I had a backyard worth a crap I would sooo get one. Hmm I wonder if it would breakdown into my trunk.
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:48 AM   #8
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Man the MTB scene is really pushin the envelope. A coworker is a downhill MTBer and OMFG sent me the link below. 12" up front/10" in the rear! Apparently the guy in the pic is not a midget, but some bad ass downhiller (read the comments - folks asking for his autograph and such).

Just a bump for this cool thread too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Canfield-Brother...QQcmdZViewItem

You are bidding on a one of a kind custom built Josh Bender Signiture series Freeride downhill bike in mint like new condition with no dents or scratches made by the Canfield Brothers with 10 inches of extremely active rear suspension travel.

The front Marzocchi Super Monster fork is custom valved for bender sized drops with 300mm or 12 inch compression. The Fork is in Mint new condition.

Rear shock is a custom valved rear shock for long travel and big hits.

The frame color is in all black with steel tubing and a sram X-9 drive train. Profile Racing Cranks are 175mm length with Arrow Racing rims and tires.

Sdg I-beam jump seat and post.

Titec handle bars and Dia Tech hydralic brakes

All of the above parts are in perfect condition and in some cases one of kind pro limited edition.
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Old 11-11-2005, 09:36 AM   #9
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see www.fxbikes.com for this antipodean wonder!
NICE...what fun!......dauym.....


this is going to the scooter forum...that is an advenbture scooter if I ever saw one
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Old 11-11-2005, 10:24 AM   #10
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I was at kmart today and I looked through the bike rack. It's amazing what you can get for $150 or less. 24", 21 speed, aluminum frame, alloy rims, caliper brakes, linkage suspension and shocks. For $119. That blows me away.

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Old 11-11-2005, 11:04 AM   #11
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I was at kmart today and I looked through the bike rack. It's amazing what you can get for $150 or less. 24", 21 speed, aluminum frame, alloy rims, caliper brakes, linkage suspension and shocks. For $119. That blows me away.



Spokeless wheels?????????.....Sweet!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:22 AM   #12
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MTB technology has really trickeled down. I had an Litespeed Ocoee and a tricked out Cannondale Cad 3 stolen from the back of my truck a couple of years ago, thats close to 4 grand of bikes and so I bought a Trek Fuel 90 to have something to ride and it is a better ride than either, better than my old Ellsworth Truth as well, I put platform pedals on thatand use it for a loaner bike.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:31 AM   #13
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The Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart bikes are a real deception to those not into the MTB thing big time. I have friends that think they want to get into it but don't want to spend a decent amount of $ just to try it out. So I have had a few show up for a ride with these seemingly worthy bikes. With any serious technical MTB trail they usually only last a few rides before they start having issues. There is certainly a reason they are only $ 150. Buyer beware.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:45 AM   #14
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The Target, Wal-Mart, K-Mart bikes are a real deception to those not into the MTB thing big time. I have friends that think they want to get into it but don't want to spend a decent amount of $ just to try it out. So I have had a few show up for a ride with these seemingly worthy bikes. With any serious technical MTB trail they usually only last a few rides before they start having issues. There is certainly a reason they are only $ 150. Buyer beware.
Is it a reliability issue, or is it performance? These bikes looked way better than what I used to ride as a kid. These kmart bikes all say made in China, though. But still, my old bike used to have like one spot weld holding the tubes together.

How come they can put 21 gears on a kmart bike, and can't put a 6th on my LC4
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:58 AM   #15
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Is it a reliability issue, or is it performance? These bikes looked way better than what I used to ride as a kid. These kmart bikes all say made in China, though. But still, my old bike used to have like one spot weld holding the tubes together.

How come they can put 21 gears on a kmart bike, and can't put a 6th on my LC4
Reliability / durability in the same box really. Things start bending and breaking real fast when you use it like you would a $1000 + MTB. Of course this ultimately will effect performance as parts fail. As GaM does I keep a loaner bike in the garage now for any friends that want to try their hand at the sport and are unsure if it is for them.

Amen to the LC4 6th gear question.
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