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Sling Shot Bikes - Do you have an opinion?

Old 04-21-09, 10:17 AM
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Sling Shot Bikes - Do you have an opinion?

Does anyone out there have an opinion on Sling Shot Bikes? I am looking at purchasing some sort of travel bicycle? Looking for info

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Old 04-21-09, 10:43 AM
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looks very interesting, ive never heard of that concept. but id say go for it.

any one know if this technology behind the bike it legit?
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I have their cross bike. It works. But it doesn't have the cable downtube.
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I rode a Slingshot mountain bike for many years. It had cyclocross handlebars and I could position it very similar to a TT bike setup if needed. The ride is different: laterally flexible and very smooth longitudinally. It take a bit to get used to, in terms of feel, but if it suits you the ride is really great.
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I've only spent a few miles on a Slingshot but I liked the way it rode. This was back in the '90s so I can't speak for the newer models.
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For those of you, like me, who didn't know what a Slingshot bike is -

https://www.slingshotbikes.com/
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If your looking for a travel bike, consider the Ritchey Breakaway bike...

https://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_category.php?k=114342
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Originally Posted by asmallsol
If your looking for a travel bike, consider the Ritchey Breakaway bike...

https://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_category.php?k=114342
The Ritchey design (which is available on bikes from other manufacturers, as well, licensed from Ritchey) is one that most closely approximates a regular road bike in feel. It's quite the contrast from the Slingshot.
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