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Gunnar Tire-Biter? Details please(3 posts)

Gunnar Tire-Biter? Details pleasesupercomp
Apr 8, 2002 8:45 PM
Got any details about a 99 Gunnar tire-biter? It's an Reynolds 853 Road bike frame. What's the geometry like? Is it like a Gunnar Hot dog? Good or bad what's up with this frame?
re: Gunnar Tire-Biter? Details pleasecrosscut
Apr 8, 2002 9:01 PM
I have a Gunnar Tirebiter frame with a Profile BRC carbon fork. I own and have owned some pretty nice frames, including custom ones, and I can say the Gunnar holds its own in terms of performance and ride quality. It's considered a "poor man's" Waterford. The Gunnar might not look as "finished" as a lugged Waterford, but it rivals the ride. In short, for the money, it's a great value.

I emailed Richard Schwinn asking why there seemed to be two names for the same bike. He replied by saying they labelled some Hot Dog and some Tirebiters, because some women took issue with buying a bike called Hot Dog. It's the same bike though, and it's a good one.
re: Gunnar Tire-Biter? Details pleasecrosscut
Apr 8, 2002 9:04 PM
Oh, yeah, I forgot. The geometry can be found on their home page: