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Old 07-17-05, 05:29 PM   #1
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BMW Mountain Bike?

Does anyone know anything about this bike? It's the first I've heard of it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=98083&rd=1
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Old 07-17-05, 05:40 PM   #2
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googled this:

http://www.bmwonline.com/PIKE_e.asp?...tive&ref=e&md=
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Old 07-17-05, 06:03 PM   #3
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That is cool. It too is probably a performance machine similar to the actual cars. I doubt BMW would put their brand on anything less.
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Why can't they just use a normal fork?

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Because its BMW. Everything needs to be comlicated. The bike looks weird as hell though.
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Old 07-17-05, 08:46 PM   #6
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They couldn't afford two springs on the fork, so they got one...
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Old 07-17-05, 08:55 PM   #7
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I'd think that would ride weird though. On a normal bike the handlebars will move up and down as the fork compresses and decompresses. On this bike however, the hole damn thing moves while the handlebars are always the exact same tength from the ground. Atleast there is no worry of a snapped headtube.
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After looking at it again, it looks a lot stronger then I originally thought.

The handlebars should stay in the same relative position compared to the frame the whole time. The part that should be moving is the wheel or anything attached to the wheels.
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Old 07-17-05, 09:30 PM   #9
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Why can't they just use a normal fork?

Because they wanted it to be just like their cruiser motorcycles...
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I prefer the other BMW.(brooklyn machine works.)
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And the A-Arm linkaged fork...
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Old 07-18-05, 12:49 AM   #13
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And the A-Arm linkaged fork...
Makes the Lefty look good
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One thing I do know, that telelever suspension works great on motorbikes.
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The idea is the steering and braking forces are separated. The steering forces go through the handlebars as per normal, and the braking forces are fed into the frame through the telelever. The forks still telescope like a regular fork but they have no spring or damping function, they are there only to locate the front wheel. If they are designed like the motorcycle version then the fork inners will be about 40 % longer than normal thus making the fork more rigid in fore and aft motion. On the motorcycle the separation of steering and braking forces makes a significant difference to a 240Kg bike at say 200 km/h when braking and turning. On a mountain bike its a gimmick. But all due respect to BMW after all they did invent the telescopic fork back in 1937, and you know what? Its ugly enough that I find it appealling in some deeply sick and twisted sort of way
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I prefer the other BMW.(brooklyn machine works.)

I'm with him
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Their most latest bikes are a little better to be fair:



Though your still paying a bit more for the name than you would for other bikes of the same price.
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Wow the enduro, from the mini pic, doesn't look all that bad
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I've this in the BMW dealership.
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I'm with him

Funnily enough, this bike costs more than anything Brooklyn Machine Works has to offer.

At least I think...

It's $3995 USD btw.

it's hawt.
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Funnily enough, this bike costs more than anything Brooklyn Machine Works has to offer.

At least I think...

It's $3995 USD btw.

it's hawt.
$3995 for a butt ugly bike?!
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It's cheaper with my employee discount

One came through my dealer, didn't get a chance to ride it though.
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Wow the enduro, from the mini pic, doesn't look all that bad
I've got a leaflet on them, the enduro looks nice in a larger pic. Its comes with Manituo Blacks and a 3-way air shock, but the frame looks strong enough to be used for the kind of riding that needs a coil shock.
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It looks like a Stork except for the fork. (haha, that rhymes)
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Does anyone know anything about this bike? It's the first I've heard of it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=98083&rd=1
Get it. Then turn it into a SS bling machine.
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