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Ultimate Mountain bike

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by cooler, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

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    lazy person like me welcome this mountain bike.
    Power to weight ratio beats a ferrari easy.
     

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    is that a motor i see on the bike?? :confused:
     
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    cooler Regular Member

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    yup but the pdf file doesn't seem to be readable even tho uploadable.

    17 hp
    100 lb (45kg)

    Design and Engineering
    - Shaun Raven – Aircraft & motorcycle fabricator; 5 years UK Motorcycle Grand Prix
    - Mike Kramer – Aerospace engineer and builder of five world-record achieving bikes
    - Tony Gray – Structural optimization specialist; six years with Ford in Europe
    - Caleb Smith – Mechanical engineer; motocross and mountain-bike rider

    Test Riding and Technical Development
    - John Kirkcaldie – 2-time US (NORBA) Downhill Mountain-Bike Champion
    - Shayne King – 1996 World 500cc Motocross Champion
    - Dan Frew – Crusty Demons of Dirt freestyle motocross (FMX) stunt-rider
    - Warren Laugeson – multi-time NZ and Australian Motorcycle Trials Champion
    - Steven Bird – NZ Motorcycle Enduro Champion
    - Alastair Hiene – Motocross & downhill mountain bike racer to World Champion level; national distributor and technician for leading brands, Fox and Foes
    - Mark Angus – racer, master wheel builder and technician for World Downhill Mountain-bike Championships
    - Nathan Greenwood – world-class mountain-biker; designer of Queenstown’s famous Dream Track extreme jump park
    - Hayden & Quinton McKay – Motocross and Supercross champions

    Business Development
    - Mike Hodgkinson – FX Bikes founder and CEO; specialist in technology development and enterprise start-up
    - Dr. Alan Wilkinson – Founding partner of internationally successful Designer Technology Limited
    - Dr. Stephen Hampson – Managing director of world leading motor-yacht technology developer Koop Nautic
    - Julia Chu – Founding partner of successful manufacturing and exporting enterprises in Taiwan
    - Richard Berridge – Information technology and operations management specialist
    - Murray Dyer – Business start-up and venture capital specialist
    - Patrick Rottiers – International marketing & communications manager leading power-sports company Outboard Marine
    - Kerry Miles – National sales manager for Honda motorcycles in New Zealand
     
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    cooler Regular Member

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    that versus honda entry dirt bike, cr85r at 144 lbs
     

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    until someone gets on it :)

    how heavy does a rider/driver have to be for bike+rider to have the same power to weight ratio as the ferrari+driver ?
     
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    lol, yup, ur right. However, most power to weight ratios comparison are reported as dry weight. If we add on a 150 lb person, that ratio would drop to around 0.17 for this bike and ~0.27 for the ferrari
     

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    48.75 lb (22.16 kg) is the break-even point
     
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    Now where have I heard that term before? "Break-even point".. I think i've heard that in the maths classroom sometime ago.. but probably wasn't paying attention.. :D
     
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    Dang! That's schweet! :D
     
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    no thx cooler. i would rather buy this cr!
     
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    me too if i go pure dirt riding.
    However, i would buy a scale down version of one those FX bike for city commuting, like 85 cc since 11.5 hp more than suffice. Weight might drop down to 90 lbs too. Anyone who can mass produce it and sell them for less than 1.5k will be rich. An exotic mountain bike(human powered) can cost 2-3k already.

    This pit bike 4 stroke 125cc 7hp only cost 1400 USD retail
     

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    hey red00, how about this new toy?

    spec
    19 hp
    weight: 140 lb lead acid, 110 lb Li battery.

    low maintenance, cheap to operate. (1 cent per mile), low noise, no pollution

    check out their videos, http://www.electricross.com/
    comparable to a honda crf 125 -150.

    cost 5500 US. If this bike can be mass produced in china, likely ~3k
     

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    nah......that isn't my cup of tea cooler. it just look like a bike with a air-con!!!!:D which is a bit ugly!:p
    don't really care about the noise though. so, i still prefer the one with a traditional touch! like those with a kick start gasoline powered engine.
     
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    well, early version of most things are kinda...not stylish:D
    HK has places for gasoline power motorcross to boot around?
     
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    yes, at lease one privately owned dirt course in the new territories (rural area of hk).
    for me, if i got some money. most likely, i will buy a street legal supermoto bike. (motocross bike with street tyres). it looks really sexy to me!
     
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    this thing is just motorcross with mountain bike tires...what's the special? my lawn mower has the same HP
     
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    this thing is electric power.

    special reason:
    - 19 hp vs your lawnmower gas engine is 3.5 to 6 hp, electric mower ~ 1 hp.
    - electric means it's street legal (with lights add on) where as it's not with gas powered x-cross.
    - i rode a mtn bike before, it's no fun when the rider is tired.
    - can u maintain 40 mph on your mtn bike for 20-30 mile?
     
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    These electric bikes might be street-legal, but they wouldn't be allowed on trails here in BC where only people-powered bikes are allowed. Whistler/Blackcombe might allow them on their mountains but what's the point of having an engine when you can ride the gondola up.

    There's a company here in Vancouver that can convert an existing bike to an electric powered assisted bike. The conversion adds around 25-30lbs to the bike.
     
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    Nicolai from germany has some great bikes as well.

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    Another brand: Merida

    :p since when is Giant a niche brand? Thought they were the biggest. Oh yeah there's also Koga Miyata from The Netherlands :cool:.
     
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    thx for the link, the nicolai brand has some nice designs.
    My mistake, giant isnt a niche brand, it's common as flies:D
     

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