General Cycling Discussion - hey... anyone else heard of this?
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04-12-03, 10:42 PM
i just purchased a bike a week ago called a Honda Trail Pilot. My guess is it's a Huffy or Quasar with Honda stickers :D
04-12-03, 11:43 PM
You don't have your location showing. Where are you?
What kind of shop sold it to you?
04-13-03, 06:49 AM
This months issue of Popular Science Magazine has a couple bike made by automanufacturers. Honda made an internally geared DH/FR bike that looks pretty decent. The also speced a folding bike from Hummer, the Jeep bike with AWD, yes a chain or cable or something drives the front wheel after hitting a switch. The most incredible one was made by BMW, and used the same front suspension design as their motorcycles. It claimed that it's dual front suspension that you could brake, the front end would not dive down giving you full suspension range of motion while braking.
It was more of a picture spred than an article, so it's not on the web site of the magazine. The BMW and Honda bike were made in house while the Jeep and Hummer went to 2 bike manufacturers to be built. The Bimmer MTBwas around $3500 if I am correct, which with full XTR and the full suspension probably isn't bad.
Sebring, buddy he isn't talking about one of those He's talking about one of these http://www.sportsensation.com/cycling/b/Full_Suspension_Mountain_Bikes/Honda_26_in_Trail_Pilot_Full_Suspension_Mountain_Bike_1211764.htm
Availiable at FogDog.com for $99.99 It's basically a Pacific with Honda stickers on it
Here's the specs: FWIW
• Bike Type: Full Suspension Mountain Bike Front and rear suspension work together to give you a smooth overall ride by absorbing harsh bumps.
• Bike Frame Material: High Tensile Steel A strong and durable material that will last.
• Type of Shifter: Micro Shift Twist You simply twist the shifter portion of the handle grips to change the gears.
• Brakes: Front and Rear Alloy Linear-Pull Powerful and reliable braking everytime.
• Fork Type: Suspension This helps to smooth your ride and increase your bike's handling.
• Rear Derailleur: Shimano Gives you smooth and reliable shifting.
• Handle Bars: Riser Raises the handle bar position for more comfort and better control.
• Quick Release Seat Post: Yes Makes it easier for you to adjust the height of the seat without using tools.
• Saddle: Padded Provides you with a soft seat that will allow you to enjoy longer rides in comfort.
• Rims: Alloy Made from aluminum-alloy which is very strong and light. Gives you a better braking surface that will not rust.
• Tire Type: Knobby Feature small raised knobs that help the tires grip better in dirt and in mud.
• Pedals: MTB Type Provide a strong and stable platform to ride on.
I'm now going to leave this thread befroe I start screaming
04-13-03, 01:03 PM
yea that's the exact bike
Sorry, not touching this one.
04-13-03, 08:46 PM
yea not bad... it only costed me $50 and my dad the other $50
Too bad kmart put it together like crud
I'm surprised that Honda would do such a thing! Until now, anything Honda put their name to was either a good, intelligent in-house design (generators, lawn mowers, etc.), or at least a well-made rebadge (Honda Passport). Now, I guess they are just doing what companies such as Bell, Mongoose, and Ferrari have been doing: pimping their name for a few extra bucks.
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