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Old 02-28-17, 04:08 PM   #4326
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People afraid of getting some tire dirt on their finger.
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Old 03-03-17, 12:58 PM   #4327
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Old 03-03-17, 11:45 PM   #4328
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I think that is enough internet for me tonight.
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Old 03-04-17, 10:25 AM   #4329
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You know - roundtail bikes are a real thing, with claimed benefits...

Introducing RoundTail (R), a revolutionary custom made bicycle frame that dramatically increases comfort.

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Old 03-04-17, 11:34 AM   #4330
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It has "700mm" rims.

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Old 03-04-17, 04:56 PM   #4331
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For those times when you're thinking, "I want a bike that's plenty heavy, but I also want it to be real flexible, for terrible handling and performance."
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Old 03-04-17, 10:22 PM   #4332
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You know - roundtail bikes are a real thing, with claimed benefits...
I just cant take those bikes seriously
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Old 03-05-17, 06:13 AM   #4333
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OK - has this one been posted here yet? Or maybe it's JackAwesome, not JA?

https://razebikes.com/


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Old 03-05-17, 08:05 AM   #4334
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First bike I've ever seen in my whole life that is true to it's name.
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Old 03-05-17, 02:12 PM   #4335
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First bike I've ever seen in my whole life that is true to it's name.
That's not JA. That is a good bike from a reputable company. Obviously involved in a crash of some sort so hard that the thing folded in half.

https://www.transitionbikes.com/
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Old 03-05-17, 06:53 PM   #4336
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It's transitioning.
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Old 03-06-17, 09:08 PM   #4337
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That's not JA. That is a good bike from a reputable company. Obviously involved in a crash of some sort so hard that the thing folded in half.

https://www.transitionbikes.com/
I live about 2 miles from them and have heard nothing but good things.

The one pictured was probably just a special request. "Can I get a downhill bike with pennyfarthing geometry?"
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Old 03-12-17, 12:31 AM   #4338
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Not sure that I have seen this here. If it has been posted, my apologies, because I am doing it again.

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Old 03-16-17, 09:58 AM   #4339
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Old 03-16-17, 03:05 PM   #4340
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That's the best bike in the world.
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Old 03-16-17, 03:30 PM   #4341
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That's the best bike in the world.
Yep. A true Re.ddit gem https://tinyurl.com/k6dqqd7
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Old 03-16-17, 08:43 PM   #4342
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Old 03-16-17, 09:39 PM   #4343
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dude that thing is awesome.
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lol, fake tapered headset on cheapo china bike.

( sorry for the crap pic, super bright and couldn't see the screen on my phone that well )

And if you look close this shop is also selling a nice NJS Kylo Frameset

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Old 03-20-17, 02:28 PM   #4345
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Looks like a straight fork in a tapered headtube. They don't say whether the headtube is actually tapered, though.
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Old 03-20-17, 04:58 PM   #4346
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Eww.

Fixed-Gear Road Bike Fixie

$499.00

For years, the fixie & single-speed bike market was dominated by heavy, unreliable, all-flash bikes which lowered standards & proved sluggish & difficult to ride. The RapidCycle Exceed surpasses expectations of fixed-gear road bike performance, weighing in at just 21 pounds & designed with best-in-class aerodynamics & riding experience in mind.


Also, apparently they use a special type of aluminum that is merely "Rust-Resistant".
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Old 03-20-17, 06:02 PM   #4347
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Haha, that description might be more JA than the bike. I do like the orange, but that's overdoing it a bit.
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Old 03-20-17, 06:02 PM   #4348
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lol, also, the bike only comes in two sizes. 48 for 4'11 and under, and 53 for 5'9-6'5
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Old 03-20-17, 06:12 PM   #4349
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Eww.

Fixed-Gear Road Bike Fixie

$499.00

For years, the fixie & single-speed bike market was dominated by heavy, unreliable, all-flash bikes which lowered standards & proved sluggish & difficult to ride. The RapidCycle Exceed surpasses expectations of fixed-gear road bike performance, weighing in at just 21 pounds & designed with best-in-class aerodynamics & riding experience in mind.


Also, apparently they use a special type of aluminum that is merely "Rust-Resistant".
They make a titanium track bike too, it costs $2000

http://www.rapidcyc.com/product/titan-t21-aircraft-grade-titanium-urban-track-bike/

Who would actually buy one of those?
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Old 03-20-17, 06:27 PM   #4350
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They make a titanium track bike too, it costs $2000

Titan T21 - Aircraft-grade Titanium Urban Track Bike -

Who would actually buy one of those?
Bro, "it allows the rider to speed up and slow down alongside traffic in a few pedal and a pull of the lever." Who wouldn't buy one of those??! That's some next-level revolutionary sh*t right there.

Christ, this company makes my soul hurt. A $2000 bike that's one-size-fits-all (54cm for rider 6ft. and under) and comes with bargain basement components? A singlespeed bike equipped with a shifter (Shimano SLX SL-M670 RapidFire Plus)? Something about a "break system"? I'm all for getting in where you fit in, and that can certainly mean a lot of different things for a lot of different people, but you gotta make a better effort than this.
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