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Old 04-19-22, 01:52 PM
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Might just be the photos angle. Iíve seen plenty of this bikes pictures and it looks totally fine.
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Originally Posted by heytchap
Might just be the photos angle. Iíve seen plenty of this bikes pictures and it looks totally fine.
I can only find the photos on the handsome website for this. Are there other photos? I did email Handsome and they said should be no longer than 2 months. I need to see another actual photo of the fork before committing.
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I am eager to see what it looks like and what your impressions are whenever you receive it.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
I can only find the photos on the handsome website for this. Are there other photos? I did email Handsome and they said should be no longer than 2 months. I need to see another actual photo of the fork before committing.
Google image search will turn up a few.
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Google image search will turn up a few.
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kind of weird almost every image shows the fork having a bend more than an arc...
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Originally Posted by jadmt
I can only find the photos on the handsome website for this. Are there other photos? I did email Handsome and they said should be no longer than 2 months. I need to see another actual photo of the fork before committing.
have you guys never seen an XO?

https://m.bikeforums.net/showpost.ph...&postcount=544

the fork looks the same.
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Originally Posted by heytchap
have you guys never seen an XO?

https://m.bikeforums.net/showpost.ph...&postcount=544

the fork looks the same.
I guess I would have to see them together but the original looks more curved then bent..
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Originally Posted by heytchap
This thread deserves a bump.

I'm looking for either an original Bridgestone XO-0/1/2 or maybe into grabbing one of these XOXO copies.
Now that people have had them for a while, what's the consensus?

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You could make your own. This is my Clunker for the Challenge. Later It will get bar end shifters some component upgrades. This one is a little longer than the XOXOXO but there are other candidates out there.


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Originally Posted by Classtime
You could make your own. This is my Clunker for the Challenge. Later It will get bar end shifters some component upgrades. This one is a little longer than the XOXOXO but there are other candidates out there.


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i have a Bridgestone MB2 and an MB4. I imagine they are somewhat similar but Iím looking for something very close.

I have the XOXO on order and it seems promising. Iím very excited for it to ship. I wish I could find an authentic XO1 though.
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Originally Posted by heytchap
i have a Bridgestone MB2 and an MB4. I imagine they are somewhat similar but I’m looking for something very close.

I have the XOXO on order and it seems promising. I’m very excited for it to ship. I wish I could find an authentic XO1 though.
are you getting a frame set or complete bike? also if complete bike 1x11 or 2x10 and why? I have been out of the game so long everything has changed. My newest bike is a mid 90's road bike and my mountain bike a little older than that. I had an MB1 which I sold to my brother in law and he still has it. I still have a framed BS poster so no doubt I am jonesing for one of these.

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Originally Posted by heytchap
i have a Bridgestone MB2 and an MB4. I imagine they are somewhat similar but Iím looking for something very close.

I have the XOXO on order and it seems promising. Iím very excited for it to ship. I wish I could find an authentic XO1 though.
I took the plunge and ordered an orange one. Eric said he had one color of each in size 56 and 53 left. either size worked but I ultimately decided on the 56. I ordered my wife a she devil at the same time.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
I took the plunge and ordered an orange one. Eric said he had one color of each in size 56 and 53 left. either size worked but I ultimately decided on the 56. I ordered my wife a she devil at the same time.
When in doubt I always go larger. It just feels better to me.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
When in doubt I always go larger. It just feels better to me.
that was my thought as well.
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Originally Posted by heytchap
it wonít ship for another 1-3 moths, so currently unknown! But I suspect Iíll like it just fine. I took all of my bikes for rides and decided that I definitely prefer a more compact bikes, so it looks like Iíll be putting a 56 on the market soon.

Handsome made this bike last about 10 years ago, but the run was very limited. I read a few impressions and reviews here and there, and they were all exceedingly positive. I donít have any concerns about the quality of the bike or the ride and I think that youíd likely be happy as well.

tbh, I didnít really want to buy another bike, but I came to realize that Iíd have regretted missing an opportunity to own a bike like this if Iíd skipped the chance. I have been hunting for a 53 XO for years now, so this is as good as it gets and Iím perfectly okay with that.

Handsome also made a 700c variant, the Devil, which is similar if youíre seeking reviews.
I took the plunge and ordered one today along with a She Devil for my wife. I also went with orange. It was tough decision between tusk and orange but safety first you know so orange it was. I was having a hard time deciding between 1x11 and 2x10 but finally decided on the the 1x11.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
I took the plunge and ordered an orange one. Eric said he had one color of each in size 56 and 53 left. either size worked but I ultimately decided on the 56. I ordered my wife a she devil at the same time.
you took a deep plunge!!! I hope youíre happy with your choice. The SheDevil is also based on the XO, so youíll have equally awesome rides.

did you do 1x11 or 2x10?

Did Eric give you a ship date?
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Originally Posted by heytchap
you took a deep plunge!!! I hope youíre happy with your choice. The SheDevil is also based on the XO, so youíll have equally awesome rides.

did you do 1x11 or 2x10?

Did Eric give you a ship date?
I decided to go 1x12. I went back and forth but simplicity won out as high and low are close to the same. 30-45 days is what he thought.
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Handsome's face book page has been updated today to say these have shipped. has a photo of the purple one and it looks pretty dang nice. I ordered an Orange but that purple will look great built up.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
Handsome's face book page has been updated today to say these have shipped. has a photo of the purple one and it looks pretty dang nice. I ordered an Orange but that purple will look great built up.
My understanding was that they shipped from Taiwan a while ago, but have been sitting on a boat somewhere, unable to be offloaded. Either way, the photos are great, and I can't wait to get mine!
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Originally Posted by chefdurfee
My understanding was that they shipped from Taiwan a while ago, but have been sitting on a boat somewhere, unable to be offloaded. Either way, the photos are great, and I can't wait to get mine!
what color did you get?
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Originally Posted by jadmt
what color did you get?
Well, purple IS my favorite color....but the "tusk" is so understated, classy and sophisticated, it was hard to choose. In the end, I went with the classic pumpkin - everybody knows orange is the fastest color for a bicycle! Last year when I had some free time, I made some chocolate bonbons and shared with Jesse and Eric

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Originally Posted by chefdurfee
Well, purple IS my favorite color....but the "tusk" is so understated, classy and sophisticated, it was hard to choose. In the end, I went with the classic pumpkin - everybody knows orange is the fastest color for a bicycle! Last year when I had some free time, I made some chocolate bonbons and shared with Jesse and Eric
I went wit orange too but after seeing that purple I would not be disappointed with that color either...I actually was going back and forth between tusk and orange and Eric said the Tusk will show scratches and won't wear as well...i guess it was easy to talk myself out of it and into orange.
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Originally Posted by chefdurfee
My understanding was that they shipped from Taiwan a while ago, but have been sitting on a boat somewhere, unable to be offloaded. Either way, the photos are great, and I can't wait to get mine!
maybe the boat sunk lol...
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