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the product to end all bicycle arguments ...(17 posts)

the product to end all bicycle arguments ...sacheson
May 30, 2003 7:52 AM
In reading through the posts for the past 2 years or so, there seems to be a commonality in the topics. Aluminum v. Steel v Ti v Carbon ... Shimano v Campy ... recubent v standard bikes ... you get the picture.

I'd like to let everyone know how I was enlightened this morning by a product that's sure to end ALL future debates on bicycle technology. It is THE most technologically advanced bicycle on the planet with components hand picked for their superior performance, strength, and durability. It is THE ONE product that will revolutionize the bicycle industry, everywhere from the novice recreational rider all the way to the professional ranks.

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce the LandRider.

I'm ready to sell off my whole collection of cycling product for this $500 ... no, make that $400 if you act now ... dream rig. I hope you'll join me in this bicycle shifting revolution.
Does the Carbon model weigh 27 pounds ?..............nmMR_GRUMPY
May 30, 2003 8:01 AM
save $300 & piss them Panda's off ....Spirito
May 30, 2003 8:03 AM
i never had so much fun. i dont have to change its diapers or feed it yet its THE chick magnet.
Shimagnolo components? nmtz
May 30, 2003 8:04 AM
hilarious product descriptiongregario
May 30, 2003 8:11 AM
I like the fact that their Elite aluminum model is clear coated to prevent rust.
Quick, where can I unload my Serotta?!?davet
May 30, 2003 8:25 AM
I really need one of these! Wow, auto shifting. Now no more worries about which is best, Campy or Shimano. No more waiting for the Dura Ace 10-speed stuff to arrive. My day has been made! Thanks.
"High/low function"DMoore
May 30, 2003 9:08 AM
Two sprockets attached to front crank gives a high and low range. Gosh - kinda like a double crank with a front derailleur????

The sad thing is that they're charging $400 or more for a bike that's worth less than a department store bike for $150. I guess that's what marketing is all about.
Haven't you seen the infomercial?jaybird
May 30, 2003 9:56 AM
Automatic shifting! Shifting is too dificult when you are going up a hill... some clown and his wife said that they bought them to ride around the world because they didn't want to have to mess with maintenance.

What is high-ten steel? could it be high tensile?
High-Ten is either 1010 or 1020 carbon steel...nmbicyclerepairman
May 30, 2003 11:32 AM
Looks like a Van Dessel frame...biknben
May 30, 2003 10:00 AM
re: the product to end all bicycle arguments ...Ergo_maniac
May 30, 2003 10:01 AM
Isn't Francaise de Jeux using these in the Tour?
I saw the Infomercialterry b
May 30, 2003 10:16 AM
was spending the night in some podunk berg motel prior to a Saturday century and was channel surfing. got hooked by the informercial for LandRider. it truly is revolutionary, and to prove it they had a match race between it, a "racing" bike and a "mountain" bike. (I'm using quotes, as the representative participants didn't exactly live up to my notion of those products.)

Anyway, a cute little 100 lb. young woman with zero muscle tone dusted some big brawny brutes in a neighborhood hill climbing contest. Those big guys were struggling up some canyon hill in LA pulling a 53x11 while the LandRider babe blew by them in whatever gear it had self-selected. I was only sorry that I couldn't get one overnight shipped for my impending ride.
LOL!! I saw it too!PseuZQ
May 30, 2003 12:22 PM
Except I don't have an excuse.
more importantly, how much $$ would it take for you to...dante
May 30, 2003 10:22 AM
appear in their dorky infomercials getting off your $4k bike and riding the LandRider around the block while espousing it's virtues? A grand? $500? A free LandRider of your choice? Hmmmm...

I'll do it for the $40 water bottle kit! nmthe bull
May 30, 2003 1:59 PM
I've had the opportunity to make a few of those things work.Spoke Wrench
May 31, 2003 4:42 AM
It's the kind of bike that kind of makes you feel sorry for your workstand having to hold it up. I'm not betting on rear wheel longevity either. The shifting is accomplished by flywheel weights that slide on the parallel pairs of drive side spokes.

It was kind of sadistic fun to show their owners a comparably priced hybred or comfort bike with indexed grip shifters.
Elite ???longhorn
Jun 1, 2003 6:26 AM
I'm definitely going to go for the Elite. At 29 pounds, it's a rocket just waiting to be ridden across the finish line. Although, I may drop the alloy kickstand to give me that extra weight loss bonus.