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Old 12-24-07, 02:53 PM   #1
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GoBike available through WestMarine

Hi Gang,
Just got an e-mail from Inter-Axion, the North American distributor for GoBike. It appears that GoBike is now available in the US through West Marine.

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For a limited time see our special introductory offer described here for $999.99. Go to your local West Marine and ask the manager for the model # 9366410. Ask right know for a test drive!

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...ction=about_wm
For the launching, the bike is physically in the following stores:


West Marine 1250 Rosecrans San Diego 92106
West Marine 2300 S Federal Hwy Ft. Lauderdale 33316
West Marine 12 West 37th New York City 10018
West Marine 1000 Mercer Seattle 98109
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fyi: the URL listed in your post results in West Marine's 'store locator' page...

- but i did find the gobike listing using WM's search widget...

- i don't know much about folders (but have read through this subforum)... can anyone chime in with "Why i might consider a GoBike?"

- tks!
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Old 12-25-07, 07:38 AM   #3
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fyi: the URL listed in your post results in West Marine's 'store locator' page...

- but i did find the gobike listing using WM's search widget...

- i don't know much about folders (but have read through this subforum)... can anyone chime in with "Why i might consider a GoBike?"

- tks!
http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=10887

I've never ridden one, but it sure has gotten great reviews. It has full suspension and disc brakes. Weighs in at a back breaking 28 pounds, but sure looks good.
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The GoBike is all about Bling. You can just imagine riding that bike down the street with only one fork!
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I've never ridden one, but it sure has gotten great reviews. It has full suspension and disc brakes. Weighs in at a back breaking 28 pounds, but sure looks good.
Back breaking at 28lbs???... That's only 2-3lbs more than a Dahon Speed D7 or Tikit...not svelte, but I wouldn't say that's a weight that is problematic - especially for a full-suspension bike.
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Back breaking at 28lbs???... That's only 2-3lbs more than a Dahon Speed D7 or Tikit...not svelte, but I wouldn't say that's a weight that is problematic - especially for a full-suspension bike.
Hmmmm ... if it doesn't roll well, then I think the original description is appropriate. My wife, for instance, is definitely very sensitive to bike weight. Moreover, with weight limits being enforced more strictly--this statement is just based on anecdotal stories, no official statistics--those extra pounds can be expensive.

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