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Old 07-27-06, 06:44 AM   #1
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AWD bike

I was browsing ebay and found this. I seem to remember there being a thread about it a while back and was wondering if anyone has ridden one of these. Seems like a cool idea on paper.
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Old 07-27-06, 07:17 AM   #2
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$1200 for that POS? That thing cant weigh less than 40lbs
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its a good thing to share, honestly its a Jeep. I have never tried a Jeep. If Cannondale or some better company comes out with this idea, I might go for a test ride.
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$1200 for that POS? That thing cant weigh less than 40lbs
Yeah, it's nothing great or lightweight. However the concept seems cool. I just wince at the thought of getting mud and sand into the gears of that thing.
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Old 07-27-06, 08:06 AM   #5
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If Cannondale or some better company comes out with this idea, I might go for a test ride.
That would be neat to see.
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It's old technology now. There have been a few kinds. The jeep is private labeled. They have been written up in bike magazines. There's nothing really good about them.
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I love how they list no-name components in the spec list, but the second pic when you scroll down shows it with Hayes Sole brakes and Deore shift levers. Bait and switch?
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I love how they list no-name components in the spec list, but the second pic when you scroll down shows it with Hayes Sole brakes and Deore shift levers. Bait and switch?
LMFAO then it shows you mechanical disc's in the last picture. And it lists that it has EZ fire shifters and the handlebars are "Kalloy" not TruVativ
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Its a jeep. Some people haven't learned that car companys don't make very good bikes.
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Its a jeep. Some people haven't learned that car companys don't make very good bikes.
In the case of Jeep, it's a car company that doesn't make very good cars
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Honda made some pretty nice DH monsters though...
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I like my jeep

I'd like to take one for a test ride just for the experience. I feel bad for the person that buys that though.
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I like my jeep
I have friends who swear by them. Personally, I just can't pegg what people see in Jeeps. Every one that I've driven handled badly and was slow (even the V8) and clumsy. On top of it the build quality isn't all that great.
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I think that's the dumbest concept I've ever seen.

It's more of a gimmick for those that don't know enough about bikes. To the average Joe this could look like a revolutional step forward in bicycles, and he would race to buy one first.
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I like mine because it's all paid off and it gets me from A to far away B... albeit slowly and clumsily.

What do you think your lbs would say if you brought them an 2wd bike and asked them to fix the front wheel drive?
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What do you think your lbs would say if you brought them an 2wd bike and asked them to fix the front wheel drive?
He would give me the same look that he gave me when I brought him my back wheel to be trued after a weekend of riding through Boston.
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mercedes make some nice offerings as far as bikes go as well
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I have friends who swear by them. Personally, I just can't pegg what people see in Jeeps. Every one that I've driven handled badly and was slow (even the V8) and clumsy. On top of it the build quality isn't all that great.
Try the Jeep SRT-8
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Try the Jeep SRT-8
I'm sure that it moves...... but running off-road (the whole reason for a Jeep) on low profile tires won't work too well. That and running a quarter mile in that probably eats a quarter of the tank .
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Well I dont' know about the Jeep but my LBS is a Christini dealer. Christini makes AWD bicycles and motorcycles...never ridden one but they do have one in stock and it has been there for several years (2 or 3 maybe) so if anyone wants a smoking deal I would bet you could get one on it. People love to spin the crank and love to watch both wheels go.

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Well I dont' know about the Jeep but my LBS is a Christini dealer. Christini makes AWD bicycles and motorcycles...never ridden one but they do have one in stock and it has been there for several years (2 or 3 maybe) so if anyone wants a smoking deal I would bet you could get one on it. People love to spin the crank and love to watch both wheels go.

www.christini.com/bikes.php
www.thebicycleshopinc.com

The Jeep bikes are Christini's. They have been ridden and reviewed in bike mags. They are a little slow and heavy and the only good thing about the awd is it goes a little straighter in the sand. That's why it has been there so long.
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