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What the fook is that?!?!?!?(4 posts)

What the fook is that?!?!?!?Ahimsa
Oct 26, 2001 4:10 PM
'ave you seen one of these? I'm skeptical, but would LOVE to ride one. Looks wild. And no, I do not sell, work for, ride, distribute, or have anything to do with them. I just found it whilst browsing around Nelson's link page.

If you don't know Nelson, he has an impressive list compiled of bike links. Check it out, has kept me busy for weeks now.

re: What the fook is that?!?!?!?BAM
Oct 26, 2001 7:13 PM
I agree with you, I would love to try a Slingshot also. I have dreamed of having one come into the shop since I first saw one at the `93 Philly tradeshow. Has anyone out there ridden any of the Slingshots??
Oct 29, 2001 7:33 AM
You don't want one. They have some die-hard fans, but the whole setup is a series of compromises. They have some really funky handling characteristics, the suspension is not really existant. The only advantage is that they fold in half pretty easily.
re: What the fook is that?!?!?!?dirt diggler
Oct 30, 2001 9:32 AM
just ride one.... i have the mtb version...since 1994...and survived 3 component must work since the design hasn't changed throught its existance....a little pricey, but you can find one if you look hard enough... skeptics, yes of course, thats what they said about mechanical disc brakes on roadbikes... i agree it takes some getting use to, a "live bike", but it does climb...the sole purpose was to climb and clean up/help pedal bio-pace.. the frame gives a little bit as you climb to aid the rear tire hook-up and as you descend the frame lengthens to aid in stability...