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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by chevyfumes, Nov 29, 2005.
http://www.cyclesourcegroup.com/rubiconsport.html it's got a ring and pinion on the front wheel....
Heh, heh, heh ........................900AWD2$1,499.99
Wonder how long it'll take for the front-drive system to scatter under hard use?
Guessing that it weighs 35lbs, I would probably scatter under hard use first.
I don't know about scattering.... They have been testing 2wd dirt bikes with a similar design for a few years now. The MTB will benefit from that and probably do OK. I do not hold out hopes for the motorcycle even though it has traction control systems that may help breakage.
they are actually pretty good from the reviews ive read. not neccesarily that one but others. also the have the same idea for dirt bikes with hydrostatic drive and a guy almost has a version into production that runs of a drive shaft.
One of the big M/C makers ran a 2wd M/C in PAris-Dakar one or two years ago. Got raves reviews from the riders. Why would they lie?
all i have to say is......what a peice of ****!, and as far as knowing the subject were talking about I used to race cross country and dual slalom for k2. I used to run a repair shop in the back of the hub bike shop in aspen co. I got to see porsche mtn bikes, mercedes mountainbikes ect.....they were all crap...ok, im off my soapbox.
needs a d60
They have 2wd dirt bikes already..
They have had 2wd trail bikes for a long time..I think they are made by Bombadier now,they are "Rokon's" or something like that..I had a friend who had one..it had wide chevron tread tires that looked like bucket loader ones only not as big!..it had a 2 stroke snowmobile type engine and torque converter drive setup on it factory..it would climb any hill you could stay on the bike with!..
It had a chain drive to the front wheel via a jackshaft mounted on top on the forks over the tires,which was driven by a shaft...I saw one a few years ago in RI at an agricultural fair,a dealer was set up there selling them..he said the Bombadier company took over production when the original maker sold out not long ago..
one more thing, alivo is 7th in line in shimano's lineup of 9 total.....now thats some pretty ****ty components hanging off a bike with a retail for 1500.00, It over complicates everything.....read custom headset and hubset, meaning if you want to upgrade these parts you cant...and if you need to replace them because the **** breaks you cant get them at the local bike shop.....
damn I didnt know I was still this angry about people buying the wrong bike ****.
ok, Im really done now
Tell us how you really feel. Don't hold back.
yeah, Im in a pissy mood....but also I wanted to mention that I was not talking about motor bikes, only pedal powered ones.
My Q is, what mind blowing new technology arrived on the scene (that I didn't know about) that allows for this wonder junk to succeed where it wasn't possible over the last 100 years? I was a bicycle mech. during those years of lines for gas, the 70's. Twice the traction means Monday and Tuesday out-sick cause you can't walk after the weekend.
I'm with Gabe on this one. Thhe components are crap and twice the traction means twice the weight and internal stuff to break. A $1500 mountain bike can be really nice - this ain't it.
Looks pretty cool to me...
Lets all take a deep breath and ask ourselves when was the last time we peeled out on our bicycles.
No doubt it's crap , I'd but a jeep Mnt bike right after I purchased those ferrari maxi pads I've been longing for...
Oh man, you left yourself wiiiiide open for comments about classic Ferrari colors.
Sorry Greiby, this is the wrong crowd, we have Gnarly 4Xs cause we don't even like to hike, let alone huff.
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