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    Lahar Carbon M9

    Nine inches of travel, carbon, Rohloff gearbox, 36.6lbs...

    http://www.nsmb.com/3463-readers-rides-15/

    To all his own

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    Where have you been for the last 3-4 years? Aaron had some financial problems and the company went a somewhat karpiel'ish way. I don't think that you can buy them anymore (and if you can that anyone in their right minds would). It's a shame as imho it was the only worthy gearbox bike I've seen so far. Though zerode prolly has a chance.
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    i was looking for the "where's my lahar thread" to reference. i dont remember if it was on ridemonkey or here.

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    i think it was on rm, too lazy to look
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    Quote Originally Posted by burgundy snake
    N, 36.6lbs...


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    37 pounds ??? not much a weight savings for price.......plus there is no way that rear end would last....I guarantee I would break that in less then 3 months
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    37 pounds ??? not much a weight savings for price.......plus there is no way that rear end would last....I guarantee I would break that in less then 3 months
    Agreed!! The lower linkage hangs so low and the carbon looks thin. Still, these upstarts, however succesful or failed, all lead to new and better ideas! Don't know about ya'll, but I'm only just coming around to internal gearin (Rohloff) but imagine no more rear derailure foobars/smashings!!

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    Yuck, not that bike again!

    Just never liked the way that thing looked.

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    Yuck, not that bike again!

    Just never liked the way that thing looked.

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    that bike looks like it would take advantage of you if you got a little to drunk....or just force feed you roofies and have its way with you....completely understand why that bike never took.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    37 pounds ??? not much a weight savings for price.......plus there is no way that rear end would last....I guarantee I would break that in less then 3 months
    37lbs with a gearbox, and more importantly 9lb with shock and ti spring (sans gearbox).

    Durability well, Cameron Cole won the Jr. World Championship in '06 aboard this bike, and campaigned it for the rest of the season. I don't think you'd be able to dish out more punishment. The article does mention that the swingarm has taken hits, though has remained durable for 3 seasons.

    An impressive bike imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    37 pounds ??? not much a weight savings for price.......plus there is no way that rear end would last....I guarantee I would break that in less then 3 months

    That be a DH race bike - so ya, if you hucked it the way you do your m3 yes, you would kill it.

    Its innovation. Definitely not for everyone

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    It's obvious why the bike died. And yes, I know Aaron had financial trouble and the company died. Any fool who is not too lazy to read would arrive at that conclusion. From design standpoint it is unconventional, innovative, and carbon; combined with outrageous stoke and a well written article from Perry. I'm looking forward to seeing Zerode enter the market. Nicolai has the gear boxes to lust over.
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    This makes for a long, sad read...

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=194760
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    ugly, imo

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    It is interesting, but it looks like a sea creature to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    37 pounds ??? not much a weight savings for price.......plus there is no way that rear end would last....I guarantee I would break that in less then 3 months

    When are you going to stop posting abosolute sh1t about things you know nothing about? Are you really so obsessed with impressing 16 year old boys with you 'knowledge'???

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    I'm all for the advancement of carbon technology but good god that thing is the Toyota Prius of mountain bikes.

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    So much carbon, that makes it like the F1 of Dh bikes. Not really fond of carbon but as the OP said, to all his own!

    this is a new concept though, at least I'd never seen anything like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    37 pounds ??? not much a weight savings for price.......plus there is no way that rear end would last....I guarantee I would break that in less then 3 months
    People still ride them an the last ones were made quite long ago so you are faaaaar away from the truth.
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    it's still hideous. if it looked better it probably would've been more successful. i'm all for function over form, but if i can have the form to go with the function - sign me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgundy snake
    To all his own
    You got that right. I'd build one up in a heartbeat if I had the cash, or could find one. It's definitely a love/hate thing, with no middle ground for that frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norbar
    People still ride them an the last ones were made quite long ago so you are faaaaar away from the truth.

    they don't ride like me and weigh 210.....seriously...the thing would break
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    you're also a hack and you don't race

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    you're also a hack and you don't race
    Really???? I guess you have never seen me at Fontana....
    Last edited by SHIVER ME TIMBERS; 01-09-2010 at 10:19 PM.
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    ok, so they let you race.

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