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Is it me...or honestly with some of these inventions it feels like we are back in 1900's rather then 2012? I mean, its cool and all, but an ALL cardboard bike with no suspension and all rubber wheels...that's honestly like something they would invent way back, but not in modern day. I mean, to each his own i guess.

You do realize that cardboard as we know it today didn't even exist back then right? The very first corrugated fiberboard box was just invented at that time, never mind something as complex as a bicycle.

Similarly, this was what you could expect for a common bicycle of the first half of that century (that is if you could actually afford one):
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BTW What Bike do you ride now Vagrant? I was always a trek guy, but my old Racing Bike I have no idea what it was (My Mother stole it from soemone long ago lol)
I cant really see the shocks adding much weight, and which kind of shock system are we talking about, Coil or Compressed Air Spring? and is it Hardtail or Full ?
I personally didnt like full suspension, Felt like i lost power to the back wheel when riding hard, my Trek had front compression Springs made of Titatnium and overall the Bike was not heavy at all.
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I got a GT Sensor 9R now...please note that I did not pay any where near $2000 for it. I think I got it for $1100 and the bike shop gave me $350 trade in on my old bike. Heh...I don't get into all the specs. So I'd have to just look it up. I live right next to a large wooded park with lots of rarely traveled trails that I ride on whenever I get the chance. So all I know is "Full Suspension" and "Mountain bike" and that is all that is really important to me.

My last bike was mountain bike as well...A Diamondback...but I don't remember the model number, but it only had the front suspension forks. I know it weighed a little over 20lbs and my GT weighs a little over 30lbs. So it isn't that big of a deal.

I'd buy this to ride on the sidewalks if it weighs less. Heck, if it only $20 or so I'd buy one and run it down hill to see how fast it would break as well.
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Everyone in my life decided I was anorexic and literally started putting fat into my foods when I wasn't looking.

That's messed up.

Also lol @ messing with your diet when they clearly have no idea how it works.
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That's messed up.
Also lol @ messing with your diet when they clearly have no idea how it works.

Yeah. It's funny, but it really is pretty screwed up and serious. I'm obviously not happy about it.


At any rate, my point being that these aren't abnormal people, at-least not around here. That goes to show how screwed up the general public's ideology on weight / diet / fitness really is.
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This bike is fugly, and it probably wont be used anywhere but third world countries.
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This bike is fugly, and it probably wont be used anywhere but third world countries.
Don't be so short sighted, as for one looks is all eye of the beholder, I don't mind the looks of it.
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This bike is fugly, and it probably wont be used anywhere but third world countries.

Have you SEEN some of the popular bikes these days? The look of this bike will probably be smallest hurdle it must overcome to become mainstream.
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Put an apple logo on it, and sell for 1000$.
Instant WIN.
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This bike is fugly, and it probably wont be used anywhere but third world countries.

Hipsters in first world countries will use it.
    
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nd third world countries

I know I know. Im just not a fan of how the term was adopted to describe a countries crappines.


I dont remember the exact weight, but I often had to pick up my Trek mountian bike and carry it right quickly for one or more reasons including getting ont he train, bike racks, and unpassable terrain) I have to say it couldnt have weight more than 20 lb's

I cannot imagine riding a bike with no suspension anymore though, but with Full suspension, I didnt like the Rebound effect that could sort of force you to bunny hop out of no where lol. really messed me up a few times commin down a mountain, Id rather time my bunny hop as necesary thank you
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