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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Seen a few articles about this thing and finally found their website. Thoughts and opinions?

As for me, I'm not sure what I think about it. Interesting, yes. Cool, maybe. For me? Probably not.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 06:29 PM
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Now thats a strange looking beast! It's a thumper too, only a single cylinder.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 06:46 PM
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No matter how much "better" this design may be than a regular bike, it seems destined for the same realm as recumbent bicycles: dorkdom.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 06:49 PM
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I just saw an in-depth TV segment on this project. One of the things that was clearly demonstrated, was the ability of an amatuer rider to corner extremely quickly on the bike. Personally I think it's ugly and the riding position is poor (from a posture perspective) However the design works.

I think of this as the motorcycle equivalent of shape skis to the average skier. You could be a mediocre skier and with shape skis, carve some lovely turns due to the design. This bike will do essentially the same thing, plus you don't fall as far .

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 07:08 PM
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Holy crap Tahoe- I thought all the anti-shaped ski curmudgeons had died off! Thanks for making me feel young! BTW- Skiboards rule!!! Snowboards suck!!!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 09:08 PM
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No Tristan, You used the word "curmudgeons" which automatically assigns you to the "old" category.

But, I do agree, Skis rule, Snowboards suck.
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