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Old 08-07-05, 12:01 AM   #1
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Are these bikes for real?

http://www.mountainbiketales.com/Verdra3.htm

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Old 08-07-05, 12:54 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-07-05, 01:20 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-07-05, 02:18 AM   #4
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That's the craziest thing I ever saw. This week, anyway.
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Old 08-07-05, 02:34 AM   #5
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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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Old 08-07-05, 09:41 AM   #6
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What they hell are those made of? Plastic?
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Old 08-07-05, 11:03 AM   #7
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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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Old 08-07-05, 03:29 PM   #8
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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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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...
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This is the only bike that looks remotely real.
They have real versions of these.
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Old 08-07-05, 06:38 PM   #14
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looks like ABS plastic
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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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