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 Post subject: Modern Slingshot
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:40 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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maybe this should be OT but what the hell......

modern slingshot - not many changes except its a 29'er!

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/categ ... y-07-19903


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:44 pm 
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I think they'll still do anything you want, 26'er or SS or whatever.

quite cool.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:07 pm 
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It's nice that it is still being made un-like so many other bikes.Which are only in name eg Klein


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:12 pm 
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:) I love those bikes, despite they are not like the 1995-97 slingshots . I don´t like the 29". They are only marketing from USA.

The frame weigh is near 2.1kg, very good if you compare with frames with rear suspension.


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 Post subject: slingshot
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:21 pm 
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Always seemed a bloody daft idea for a frame! But cool as ya like. Al


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:20 pm 
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I dearly want to test one of these. The fact that theyve been going with a pretty similar design since the 80s must mean they are pretty good.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:24 pm 
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a friend of mine had one for years (someone in Brighton's still got it knocking about sonewhere in a loft) and he loved it. Enough to want another new one when he saw them reviewed in Dirtrag a few months back and realised they were still in existance.

People do seem to love 'em.

I never rode it. Just gawped at it. Think it was bright yellow.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:28 pm 
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pretty good, or just about different enough to keep going by determination?

can't really see why anyone would want the weight of a big fs bike, with what must be the ride of a noodle at times :?

Different? yes, cool? no.


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Hi Jez, just coz someone has made something for a long time dont make it good. take the french they have been trying to build cars for over a hundred years, and still there crap!

cheers, Al


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:28 pm 
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Oh dear...

:?


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