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Old 10-10-04, 05:37 PM
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Funky lookin' fork design

thanks to jeff williams' earlier post, i decided to look up this UK brand that makes what i thought was a friggin heavy bike (22kg) that didnt quite look like a DH to me. anyways, turns out they got a funky design for their front suspension (bit of a change - usually ppl always tweak the rear)

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Old 10-10-04, 05:38 PM
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sorry meant to insert url:

http://www.whytebikes.com/whyte-2004...Cat=technology
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Old 10-10-04, 05:46 PM
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It looks like a semi-******** swing arm. Maybe Yeti should adapt there new designs headtube and go full bore towards the Area 51 design they already have.
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Old 10-10-04, 05:52 PM
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HAHAHA that looks so funny

I dont know why they'd bother personally.
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I haven't heard of a bike with a linkage for front suspension for ages.
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What I do to make you look at crazy forks?
You're forkin' CRAZY man to consider a pipe like that.

Neat to look @, funner to laught @.

Yes I know funner aint a word, and if you want to bug me about it- get forked!
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Old 10-10-04, 06:23 PM
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Now funner ain't a word, you stupid pot smoking Hallucanating hippie...
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My seattube waterbong has rust in it, guess I musta blanked on the fact my bikes chromoly. Hehe.
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Old 10-10-04, 06:54 PM
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i think its kinda neat... i wouldnt mind trying it out
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the seat tube water bong, or the suspension...casue im thinkin i would like to try both...
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Old 10-11-04, 07:31 AM
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I'd love to try it, wonder what the cost is...
Kinda like the Girvin front suspension, wonder if it is as expensive?
 
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Looks like BMW's Motorcycle front end (borrowed from their cars).

http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/machin...r1200c_classic
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Old 10-11-04, 11:28 AM
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Don't know about the fork as shown on the PRST Bike but 2 I know that bought one said it worked and worked well. It was not a heavy bike, well not as much as 22KG, but the reason it was not sold in great numbers was that it was expensive, and did require the frame manufactured to suit it. If you bought the bike, you were stuck with the fork, so no changinf or upgrading possible, Or required.
However the Whyte 46 is an unbelievable bike. An all day long travel suspension bike. Never ridden one, but do envy from a 100 mile offroad I did earlier this year. This bike rode like a lightweight XC racer up the hills, Took the downhills like a Long travel suspension bike should, and left the body with no aches, pains, lumps or bruises.
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Old 10-11-04, 12:09 PM
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yeah they are all expensive. the JW-4 is 1295, the PRST deore is 1850, the PRST xt is 2250, the 46 is 2700 and the PRST 4 supabike is 3100
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Old 10-11-04, 06:57 PM
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Why try to re-invent the wheel?

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