I'd be nervous with the past doings of Karpiel (though it seems as if they have their **** together this time around...) but perhaps some skittishness as well with possible issues getting support and spare stuff with the Mondraker.
Go for whichever has the better geometry? Or, which one comes in root beer?
I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.
Spares could be a problem. I think there is no US distribution because it walks all over some design patents here.
I wish Sintesi still made the Bazooka; I'd reconsider becoming a USA distributorship for them.
Ask yourself this....."WWBR". What would Bender ride?
Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
New "vs." thread tomorrow; this one will be real. WSDD - - What Should Doug Do?
I'm tired of "Crack-n-Fail vs. SpecialEd vs. Shrek Schlock vs. Scary Pisser?" Need to shake it up.
Sorry, maybe I'm jaded. I'm tired of Trek and them hanging their proprietary Bontrager junk all over their bikes.
Personally, I thought Mondraker was one of the worst bond films evah!
I realize this post is a year old, but no need to be nervous with Karpiel. I'm the US Karpiel rep/distributor and customer service is #1 priority. Their bikes are far different than before, performance wise they can handle all the abuse to can throw at it and pedal & handle extremely well. The Armageddons should be available within the next 2-3 months, way cool!
Thanks for finding Bike Forums. Always nice to have an industry presence here; although, unfortunately, you won't find as many people here in tune with your product as over on, say, RideMonkey.
This was actually a joke thread that I started one day when I got tired of the "Boring cookie-cutter hardtail vs. boring cookie-cutter hardtail - - which one to buy?" threads that were multiplying like rabbits. Thought we needed to discuss some more exotic hardware.