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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    $1000 balance bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    $1000 balance bike?

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    Man, that looks cool as hell.

  3. #103
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    Better buy now. It'll be the only kid's bike option after Specialized sues every other brand out of business.
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    After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
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    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

  4. #104
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    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  5. #105
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    That would make rowing almost tolerable....

    or is it one of those things that is fun until your friend sees you on it.
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  6. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    For some reason that reminds me of Sixteen Candles

  7. #107
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    That thing needs an eBike conversion


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  8. #108
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    Actually know a guy who has one of those Specialized carbon things for his kid. He does work for Bicycling magazine, so giving him benefit of the doubt that he's "reviewing" it.

    That rowbike makes those eliptibikes seem downright sensible. Especially love the idea of hooking it up to a trainer to make a rowing machine out of it, some kind of twisted Inception concept.

  9. #109
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    The pics in that ad are classic.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    "CeramicSpeed...raised $1 million USD in its first 2 days and currently a further US$600,000 has been received in over-subscriptions that are now on a waitlist in case earlier investors fall through."

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    I'm completely baffled that this appeals anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    "CeramicSpeed...raised $1 million USD in its first 2 days and currently a further US$600,000 has been received in over-subscriptions that are now on a waitlist in case earlier investors fall through."

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/driven...he-haters.html


    I'm completely baffled that this appeals anyone.
    Anytime one of these niche-y bike products raises a shitload of money in a short period of time, I'm assuming that the principles of the business "invested" a bunch of money that was already slated for the business, so the $1M they raised was mostly from a small handful of guys that were already invested in the company. And then they market the fact that they "raised" all this money in record time to sucker in other people to throw relatively small amounts of money at the project (although I see that the minimum investment is $1000, so not that small).

    Anyways, I see benefits to the shaft drive concept for commuter e-bikes. If they can make the design not suck, they might do ok with it.

  12. #112
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    I guess it's not completely nonsensical for road applications in general, but IIRC from a previous article I think they're saying they can make it work with rear suspension and chainstay growth. Seems unlikely and still retains most of the downsides of a chain driven system.

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    what a trip


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    On a similar note, saw one of these for sale on FB:
    https://www.freecross-outdoor-crosstrainer.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    "CeramicSpeed...raised $1 million USD in its first 2 days and currently a further US$600,000 has been received in over-subscriptions that are now on a waitlist in case earlier investors fall through."

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/driven...he-haters.html


    I'm completely baffled that this appeals anyone.
    Roadies, dude. Roadies.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

  16. #116
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Roadies, dude. Roadies.
    Not just that, but the Venn diagram of Roadies and investment bankers overlaps heavily. 1 mill is nothing in VC terms.

  17. #117
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    You gotta love the pitch that says "yes, of course, the cog teeth are too skinny. Of course, the bearings can’t hold that much load… What people forget is that this is not the final product." And of course it's "99% efficient." The balls in their bearings are nothing.

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