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Readers' Rides #16 - Lahar

Jan. 7, 2010, 12:12 a.m.
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Perry Schebel is a member of a very exclusive club - he owns a Lahar M9. Check out his obsession with this exotic and exclusive beast here…

Jan. 7, 2010, 12:50 a.m.
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Sheesh, It took him long enough to get that carbon monster written up. I took those pictures early last summer so he's almost been on it more than 3 seasons. Scandalous amount of time to ride 1 bicycle…esp for him.

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Jan. 7, 2010, 1:58 a.m.
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Nice article!
Nice exotic bike!
Nice pictures!

And I agree, three years on one bike is a challenge, at least for a gearhead.

There are certain bikes, which are so good that it gets a no-brainer though.

My current ride will see it s second season in 2010. Maybe I ll even make it a hattrick.

Greetings Znarf

Jan. 7, 2010, 7:46 a.m.
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Nice to see the bike behind the myth.

Jan. 7, 2010, 8:41 a.m.
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WOW what's the waiting list for one of those? :bites tongue to avoid being sued…:

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Jan. 7, 2010, 8:55 a.m.
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Awesome article guys, loved it.

Biking: As addictive as cocaine, twice as expensive!

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Jan. 7, 2010, 9:20 a.m.
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Very cool!

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Jan. 7, 2010, 9:27 a.m.
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Nice work Perry and Daver!

Jan. 7, 2010, 10:12 a.m.
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Sheesh, It took him long enough to get that carbon monster written up. I took those pictures early last summer so he's almost been on it more than 3 seasons. Scandalous amount of time to ride 1 bicycle…esp for him.

about time huh? can only milk the new baby thing for so long.

i do struggle with the reality of owning the same bikes for several seasons. we gearheads are wired to always want for the latest [HTML_REMOVED] greatest new tech, and, like an addiction, the desire for exotic-ness spirals constantly upward. given what's currently available, my next bike would invariably be more pedestrian, which is unsettling. almost disturbing. such is my plight.

Jan. 7, 2010, 10:19 a.m.
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You're always talking about Lahar xy9ine. Did you write the piece?

It was excellent. I enjoyed both the content and the fun the author (you?) had with word choice.

Jan. 7, 2010, 10:26 a.m.
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You're always talking about Lahar xy9ine. Did you write the piece?

It was excellent. I enjoyed both the content and the fun the author (you?) had with word choice.

He is indeed outed!

Jan. 7, 2010, 10:57 a.m.
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its always cool to see unique bikes like Lahar, Empire, and the one that was in Dirt last year with the one-sided swingarm and proprietary shock

its also cool to see other people buy them so that they're refined and affordable by the time I get one :)

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Jan. 7, 2010, 11:35 a.m.
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Nice article and pics guys! Maybe the delay in the article created more time for the mystery to develop.

Jan. 7, 2010, 11:38 a.m.
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I love those Lahar frames.

Too bad the company is a gongshow, at best…
I was looking to buy one a couple years ago, but didn't pull the trigger when I saw all the news about undelivered frames, 2 year wait times, and some other bad stuff.

Have things been sorted? Pumping out frames again?

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Jan. 7, 2010, 12:20 p.m.
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Have things been sorted? Pumping out frames again?

no. company is done. it's too bad aaron couldn't make things happen; a brainy guy with lots of neat ideas. i think he needed to partner with someone to handle the business side of things whilst he focussed on design [HTML_REMOVED] building. though i'm not entirely sure these things could have been built cost effectively / profitably regardless - expensive material costs [HTML_REMOVED] high skilled labor requirements.

it's a great proof of concept though: that's it's possible to build a durable, reasonably lightweight, pro level gearbox dh chassis - with composite construction - using current technology [HTML_REMOVED] readily available components. the fact one guy in his garage pulled this off is especially impressive.

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