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Road Test/Bike Review (1992) ALLSOP Powercurve

Old 06-22-22, 06:56 AM
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I remember those bikes from magazines and ad's but I never saw one on the road or in a bike shop. Strange looking as it was, it was kind of cool. Thanks for posting the article.
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Here's my 1996 Softride Powercurve Solo that I sold last year.
It had an aluminum frame and fork, but still weighed approx. 23 lbs without pedals.
It was a blast to ride on mostly flat and rough northern Midwest US roads.
But here in Henderson I would have bought a new drivetrain and wheels to make it a better climber.
Also, the beam just doesn't provide a benefit while riding on the smooth roads we have here.

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Old 06-22-22, 08:44 AM
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Now that looks great in red!! Love it
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Interesting side route in bike design. Claim was that lacking a seat tube gave an unfair aero advantage in road racing and were banned along with Y frames.
Stayed legal in Iron Man competition though, and I read that ~'97 one out of seven Iron Man bikes were Soft Ride.
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I'm certainly no expert on these but I picked up a rough one locally out of curiosity. Fixed 'er up a bit and then just realized how fast it was. It's also very comfortable on the rough chip seal I have to ride on. Finally on the plus side, much like riding rollers it really makes you concentrate of spinning smoothly or you will find yourself bouncing on it.

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They definitely take a little bit of technique to get the most out of, but when you get it, boy, are they a rewarding ride.

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