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    What's old is new again. Boulder Bikes had a internal shock in the top tube in the early 90s.
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    Very surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response in the PB comments section. Seems like these guys are giving the bike a lot of credit for being different, for the sake of being different.

    Wild designs were rampant in the late 90s. It was a fun time to be an MTB consumer but the reality is that the full suspension bikes weren't very refined.

    Honda's DH race bike in the mid 2000s was truly revolutionary. It could shift gears while coasting. In contrast, the bike shown here has some internal gearing in the BB area which could just as easily be substituted with a Rohloff hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheDood View Post
    Very surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response in the PB comments section. Seems like these guys are giving the bike a lot of credit for being different, for the sake of being different.
    A couple of the comments said it well though: if it were Specialized or Trek doing the same design, everyone would be bitching about it (and yet I'd guess most of them own Treks or Specs).

    Cool that the guy made his own frame. To me that looks like a lot of compromises made to aesthetics - I don't see a functional upside to using a modified fork leg as a shock, and I do see a lot of drawbacks. Minor drawbacks perhaps, but still the only upside is it looks cool.

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    Gotta love a bike that uses a Fox 40 stanchion for a rear shock!!

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    love the that chain not growing on bottom out
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    Isn’t the rear suspension falling rate rather than rising? If it were riding, wouldn’t it start ar 2.0 and end at 2.36? The leverage angle in the video makes it look like the suspension gets softer the further it strokes into the travel, i.e. falling rate.

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