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    Lahar Dhv Mark9 - Carbontastic!

    How hot is this bike!!!!

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    i like the bike but for some reason the frame reminds me of one of those foldable bikes

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    It's certainly different... Nice to see someone happy to push the envelope a little. I'm guessing "folding" isn't one of its points of difference.

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    i'm sorry but that is really ugly. i don't know if i'd ride that if you gave it to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky05rider
    i'm sorry but that is really ugly. i don't know if i'd ride that if you gave it to me.
    Seriously...

    I guess we shall agree to disagree.

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    Interesting design, seems to me that the back of the bike is really heavy, having everything crammed into a small area. The rear probably performs well but the whole bike just doesn't seem to...'work'.

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    look at the chainstays

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    Quote Originally Posted by saviorself
    look at the chainstays
    wow.... its way to long... getting the front end up with be hard...

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    Looks like one of the old Trimbles, if any one remembers them from around '93...

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    can anyone say headtube snapage
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    Quote Originally Posted by madtownfreerider
    can anyone say headtube snapage
    Here's what the manufacturer had to say about the headtube strength...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lahar Designer
    The ridge along the top and bottom is a 5mm thick cord of unidirectional fibre. this is much stronger than cromolly of same thickness. over 100kg Nick McMillan rode his into an immovable object a month ago toasting the mavic front wheel , kore stem, raceface bars and blowing the F40 cartridge wide open. No-one's ever damaged the front end of one of these and the m9 is likely stronger in every way than its predecessors.

    Thanks all for the appreciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saviorself
    look at the chainstays

    Your on crack .... The rear swingarm is 100% carbon , the chainstays act as a leefspring
    the seatstays take most of the load , this bike will out perform most current DH rigs
    Lahar bikes flat out have the best feeling suspension .
    The inside industry gossip about this frame as already made the rounds through certain email circles .
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    ewwwwww!!!!!!!!!!

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    Freaking awesome... and surprisingly affordable!
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    too much McDonalds makes you go blind..

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    looks nice, do they have a website. i searched and no luck

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    that thing is pug fugly
    I think i just threw up a little in my mouth

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    how much is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil4bc
    Your on crack .... The rear swingarm is 100% carbon , the chainstays act as a leefspring
    the seatstays take most of the load , this bike will out perform most current DH rigs
    Lahar bikes flat out have the best feeling suspension .
    The inside industry gossip about this frame as already made the rounds through certain email circles .
    Yea, big companies are getting scared of these kinds of bikes. $3500 for a custom, carbon, gearbox bike is a damn good deal. I'd ride on in a second, but then again I appreciate good engineering and understand how carbon is stronger than steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil4bc
    Your on crack .... The rear swingarm is 100% carbon , the chainstays act as a leefspring
    the seatstays take most of the load , this bike will out perform most current DH rigs
    Lahar bikes flat out have the best feeling suspension .
    The inside industry gossip about this frame as already made the rounds through certain email circles .
    yeah but all it takes is a nice hit on a rock to sacrifice the integrity

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    Carbon Yuck.

    Please get over carbon soon.


    That thing is hideous - Im sure the price is too.

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    ehh im sure there great bikes, and i would ride one despite its image. but if they want to start selling alot of them in mass production theyll have to change there image of the frame
    Looking for a 7.87 x 2.25mm shock, any brand any age that runs well!! cheap would be appreciated!

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    to each his/her own

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    very hot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VERT1
    very hot!!
    I agree, looks really nice

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    the lahar logo and the squint raceface sticker spoil it

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    Quote Originally Posted by saviorself
    yeah but all it takes is a nice hit on a rock to sacrifice the integrity
    agreed. after a hard crash, who's to say it doesnt have any hairline cracks you couldnt see? Once its cracked, it's pretty much done for.
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    It reminds me of that girl from black eyed peas.... Like from far away it kinda looks good, but up close its so hideous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1 Hucker
    that thing is pug fugly
    I think i just threw up a little in my mouth
    pug fugly!?!?! my pug is down right sexy man...

    anyways... that bike is just hedious!!! granted i'm sure that evil4bc is right about how smooth the carbon makes the suspension feel, but i couldn't spend that much money on a bike that would find its way to a pointed object eventually and break. i'd only ride a carbon road or xc bike and i would use it strictly for trails and never use it to play on cause there is too much risk in carbon. once its gone you may never know it till you are on the ground in pain

    ugly ugly ugly frame, but the fork is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moki
    How hot is this bike!!!!

    more pics here...Lahar Dhv Mark9
    How hot is that bike?

    Very
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    i think the new zealand national dh champ rides one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hofferfish
    i like the bike but for some reason the frame reminds me of one of those foldable bikes

    you sure got foldable right... I think ill play my "East Coast Hucker" card on it now...
    OMG GUISE IT HAZ A AIER SHOCK WTF OO DUZ THAT?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huph
    How hot is that bike?

    Very
    found another pic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky05rider
    i'm sorry but that is really ugly. i don't know if i'd ride that if you gave it to me.
    INAF...........I'm not a fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    INAF...........I'm not a fan
    This coming from someone who drives a Porche 914 still thinking this is a "performance car" Don't get me started about your fork choices either Bob F.L.E.X.Y.

    That Lahar could possibly have more going on than the HONDA race bike for all you know .... everyone still keeps missing the lower carbon leafspring too
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    Hey man, 914's are performance cars. They just happen to be affordable for people like me, too.

    I LOVE the Lahar. I wish I had the money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    Hey man, 914's are performance cars....
    Sure... After you spend $50k plus on a new frame, suspension, and drivetrain to hang the body on

    As far as damaging or cracking carbon, it's all about the mfg. Aluminum can fail just as easily as cf, its the engineer and quality of mfg that makes something a good product. Cf can be stronger and lighter than steel/alum if done properly, and alum will take damage if slammed on rocks, too. There is a cf shortage right now because Boing is weaving the entire nosecone/cockpit out of the stuff (among other things) for their new passenger planes.

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    mehh? me no likey.

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    Here a pic of Cam Cole riding that lahar in Willingen WC3.
    Doing OK, but went down here in the final & ended in 80th.
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