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    Are these bikes for real?


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    'As an added plus, the magnetic suspension field cushions your ride.'

    I don't belive it seems more like a joke. The last one does look real though.
    Punctuality is the thief of time.

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    Yes, but you can only get them from the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Take a close look that the name of the publishing company.

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    That's the craziest thing I ever saw. This week, anyway.

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    Oh...what happened to the S-works perpetual motion drivetran? 'No more tedious pedaling uphills..' I geuss they pushed that back to the '07 line-up.

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    What they hell are those made of? Plastic?

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    Pretty obviously a "virtual" construction, it may even be from the R&D department somewhere. A lot designers "float" such futuristic contraptions to see if there's any public acceptance (or shock...)

    The idea of a lightweight, composite monocoque frame isn't exactly new...

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    Specialized unveiled the bikes at a special media conference in Tokyo on November 31st.
    Unless Japan is on a special calendar, I highly supect that this is just a joke.

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    These bicycles kind of look like they came from this site.
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    I love the size of the rotors on some of the later ones. One of them has triple-caliper pistons. Goes from 50 mph to skidding in 0 seconds!

    Also a hubless magnetic suspension would have the problem that if you pick up the frame, the wheels would be left on the ground .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvish Legion
    What they hell are those made of? Plastic?
    I think it's carbon fibre. Wait...carbon fibre IS plastic.

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    Concept Bikes, just like the concept cars at the car shows.

    Wonder what RetroGrouch will say about them...
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    This is the only bike that looks remotely real.
    They have real versions of these.

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    looks like ABS plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    This is the only bike that looks remotely real.
    They have real versions of these.
    Yeah I kinda liked that one, though I'm not sure how aero youd be on it!

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