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Old 09-03-06, 12:32 PM   #1
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Christini AWD

I searched two pages back and didn't see anything on this so I decided to post this no matter what flamings I got.

http://www.christini.com/index2.php

A frame kit is $2000!!!!
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Old 09-03-06, 12:59 PM   #2
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there was a thread on here saying that it wasn't that great, but search is disabled so i couldn't find it. all the versions got great reviews at mtbr. i think it's a good idea if they put enough thought in it. Jeep makes one with the same idea but i've heard its terribly inefficient and problematic. the christini looks like the same mechanism but perhaps they spent more in materials and paid their assemblers more. I'd take a small hit in efficiency for far superior traction. I think if it does live up to its name your main problem would be finding a mechanic to fix it if something goes wrong you can't take care of.
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Exactly. Another special hub, another special fork, and another set of parts that only the manufacturer can sell, meaning! inflation. Lots of it.
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maybe they'd do better if they were put out by trek/specialized/kona/giant, or perhaps all of the above, that'd be cool, multiple lines of competing awd bikes, they could even make a SS steel rigid one or a cx one
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The rub ...

The Jeep bike is manufactured by Christini. The reason the technology has not caught on in my opinion is:

a) It's proprietary. And it really has to be if Christini wants to get paid for his work.
b) It requires a specific tube shape for the shaft that probably is not that visually appealing.
c) In most conditions, skill will do the same job as the front wheel drive.

Once you "get good" you do not an AWD drive bike except for in mud (in which case you shouldn't be riding anyway).
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I rode the Christini around. It was interesting, but not worth the hassle.
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The Jeep bike is manufactured by Christini. The reason the technology has not caught on in my opinion is:

a) It's proprietary. And it really has to be if Christini wants to get paid for his work.
b) It requires a specific tube shape for the shaft that probably is not that visually appealing.
c) In most conditions, skill will do the same job as the front wheel drive.

Once you "get good" you do not an AWD drive bike except for in mud (in which case you shouldn't be riding anyway).
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This board should get a karma system, so that with people say "+1" they can actually do that to people.
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I rode the Christini around. It was interesting, but not worth the hassle.
I would like to give it a go.... don't think I'd buy it though.
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