Originally Posted by invisiblehand
Sweet! I hope that the design is executed well.
The fact that the first bike to incorporate the Swivelhead is going to be the Reach Racer (follow-up to the highly regarded Reach Road) makes me think that they probably will execute it well. Why would they make a bike that rides worse than it's predecessor....especially a race oriented road bike? The fact that they are setting the bar so high means that, even if they fail to attain, I doubt I'll be disappointed.
My comments are based on this gem from the Dabrom thread:
Originally Posted by camcanulty citing email from pacific
Our upcoming 20" Reach Racer will be equipped with the Swivel-Head folding technology, which makes the bike folding in less than 5 seconds and you can pull it like a troller into the building to avoid theft.
However to fit the airline approved size, you need to detach both front and rear wheels, fold the frame and put them all in a carrying bag.
The Racer version is designed specifically for pure performance, therefore panniers and mudguards are excluded but you can find them on the Trekking and Offroad models.
The gear ratio of the Racer version is racing oriented, but still achieves a wide range of 30"-117".
Unlike the mass production throwable bikes, all bikes by Pacific including Reach Racer are true gems. They take years from scratch to finish, fully hand-made, countless hours devoted, deserve its price.
Pacific Cycles Inc.
Last edited by makeinu; 11-19-07 at 07:43 AM.