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^ It's the "market" factor that would make the outcome of this particular bike unpredictable.
Strictly speaking a folding bike is a "people's" bike, a bike for commuters, a bike for the masses - so logically, the Pacific IF price tag just doesn't make any sense for the market it is supposedly meant for.
It reminds me of the volkwagen beetle and the mini cooper. Both cars were initially designed and intended for the masses... cheap, practical, economical, affordable. Fifty or so years down the evolutionary path, top designers step-in and reinvent these vehicles into shiek and fashionable cars, that the masses can no longer afford... commercially successful nevertheless.
I can't help but think that the Pacific IF could follow a similar path into a realm reserved for vehicular oxymorons. Like you said, the market will be the judge... probably some other market, where it could very well succeed!
Too much for me anyways... I fold.
Last edited by Pocko; 01-14-09 at 04:45 PM.