i'm not one to focus on the price in a good review like this but OMG is that expensive. wow. one has to really think this bike is the ideal solution to one's needs i reckon. one persnicketty point if i may; in the age of endless violence, i find the near constant bike media use of the term 'trail weapon' distasteful.
publish the review of that Patrol already guys!
maybe i'll just avoid a hardtail trial by fire after reading that…..
BTW best internet handle ever.
well i'll be….
Dave should tackle seat tube vs effective seat tube angles, especially for tall guys. (crouches in corner with tin foil hat)
oh, and by the by, who and WTF is Terrene tires??
This ain't for those folks without considerable disposable mate.
need more bikes with dragons and flames, and skulls and stuff in the paintjobs. like the bro tatoos of the real men at my rec center gym.
whats more dangerous, natural DH trails or this? this looks absolutely mental and life threatening to this guy.
it looks like a bmx bike under Pete in the last photo. as i guy who owns both a 29er and regular wheeler, (and am very tall) i too can see the wisdom of the wagon wheels in this application, though i'm sure this is a rad bike. some local shredders love it and has been very popular with local women shredders according to LBS. the weight is a massive draw apparently.
i only heard about her on these forums and just recently, but reading those out of curiosity, wow. so good it seems like maybe a couple of your buddies are putting you on. could anyone be that nuts and spend that much time being nuts? like, foolishly, embarrassingly nuts.
thats it. in execution it was flawless and beautiful. like a Chromag or Thompson but totally unique.
i agree it's a bit weird. gear nerdery. stems n shit. somehow they do set off a bike's front end aesthetics for this guy. i may take bike aesthetics too seriously though. saw a joystick stem in a store once, coolest looking stem i've ever seen. very expensive apparently, and all but impossible to source. genuinely innovative if you've ever seen one.
the stem is an awful looking thing. just one mans opinion.