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Old 04-11-10, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
thus a 20" folding dually is about as brilliant as kicking yourself in the twig'n'berries
I'm trying to picture a 20" wheeled mountain bike in my head... How much bottom bracket clearance could something like that possibly have? Could you even get it over pebbles in the parking lot without scraping the outer chainring? Seems if you compressed the suspension even a little you'd drag the chainring in the dirt. 20" wheels would sure make approach angles interesting. Nothing like going over the bars every time you hit a 4" rock.

And I don't know how much I'd trust a folding mountain bike. I'd be pissing myself on the first rocky technical descent. How much abuse can a folding bike actually take? There are enough pics and stories around here about failed welds, imagine how much traffic a couple of folding joints would cause...
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Old 04-11-10, 09:13 PM
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Chelboed you hurt my feelings why would you call this bike useless? I mean cmon..look at the tires, look at all the travel on that fork, and I have no words to explain that shock, it is just awseome. I think this puppy can handle all the gnar you can throw at him. I almost forgot the mention the fenders.

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Old 04-11-10, 11:23 PM
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http://www.nicolai.net/products/e-fr...us-cc-trv.html

Okay, I have no clue how this works, and it looks like it would take an age to disassemble and reassemble. The website says "a matter of minutes," but that might be just the frame and not with any components hanging off of it. But it's actually made by a mountain bike company and looks like a legit bike that's actually rideable and not some weirdo foldie thing that would be trash on a trail. I would not, however, try to fit it on 20's.
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Old 04-12-10, 06:24 AM
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I'm betting once you have all the components off (using just Thatsut's allen key) it only takes minutes to fold up that frame and stick it in the bag.
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Originally Posted by mystolenbikes View Post
Chelboed you hurt my feelings why would you call this bike useless? I mean cmon..look at the tires, look at all the travel on that fork, and I have no words to explain that shock, it is just awseome. I think this puppy can handle all the gnar you can throw at him. I almost forgot the mention the fenders.

Sorry...I guess I'm just a snob. If it were gheyazz pink, then I'd have left it alone.
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