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Old 05-15-09, 09:36 PM   #1
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Anyone ever used one of these? Or heard of, for that matter?

http://www.slingshotbikes.com/bikes/2

Crazy. Discuss.
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Old 05-15-09, 10:28 PM   #2
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They are well-regarded bikes. I've never personally ridden one, but I've heard nothing but good things about them. Their design does make you take a second look though.
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Old 05-15-09, 10:29 PM   #3
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That thing looks super sick!!!

It kind of makes sense the way the spring releases during the "dead zone" pedal rotation, but im not a physicist.
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Old 05-15-09, 11:42 PM   #4
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Been around for years. Looks like it would be flexy, but according to owners they aren't in the slightest. I almost pulled the trigger on a 29er SS but ended up with an IndyFab instead. Being a clyde, I needs me some stiff, steel tubes built just for me
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Looks loco. Wonder if it really works?
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Old 05-16-09, 03:34 AM   #6
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Oh yeah...Slingshot has been around for many years. IIRC they made road frames years ago with this same design..I seem to remember seeing one on RAAM in '91 or '92.
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I'd love to build one strictly for training rides on gravel roads. Similar to a softail design.
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so what's the advantage?

does it work as a suspension or just to shave off weight?

please enlighten a n00b 'round here....
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Old 05-17-09, 04:47 AM   #9
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ok, just read the 'tech' page (love those stuff)

and...

OMIGAWD!!

...dude!!
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It's been on the market for nearly 20 years (26" wheeled version), and has a very loyal following.

What is crazy about it or needs to be discussed?
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