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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-29-05, 12:08 PM   #1
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Slingshot

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I have just descovered CC bikes. I live in New Zealand where CC isn't heard off. Does anyone out there ride a slingshot? A different concept. I wonder how they go?
Cheers Brian
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Old 09-29-05, 12:14 PM   #2
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i rode a demo mtb. it was pretty nice! but still, im a little skeptical of them.
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Old 10-03-05, 02:29 PM   #3
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I rode with a couple of guys who had them. The plastic hinge looked a little sketchy to me but they don't seem to fail. And you can buy a half dozen of them to change periodically.

People who ride them off road love them though I think that since full suspension they aren't nearly as popular.

But here's a question - why would you want to have an odd-ball bike in New Zealand where it takes 6 months to get a replacement part?
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Old 10-03-05, 04:35 PM   #4
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I rode with a couple of guys who had them. The plastic hinge looked a little sketchy to me but they don't seem to fail. And you can buy a half dozen of them to change periodically.

People who ride them off road love them though I think that since full suspension they aren't nearly as popular.

But here's a question - why would you want to have an odd-ball bike in New Zealand where it takes 6 months to get a replacement part?
amen to that! i have been dealing with that nonsense in Iceland for the last year. what a MAJOR PAIN IN THE A$$ it has been!
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Old 10-04-05, 02:10 AM   #5
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Don't think I'll ever own one, but am interested in anything different. I was wondering how it would work as a touring bike. Smooth ride and you can get folders, so they're easy to transport. When we get to the States some time I must check them out.
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