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    What's happening at Sandman bikes?

    Sandman bikes were the ones that seemed to be bringing the idea of front suspension fatbikes to the masses a few years ago and now that those bikes are all the rage, they seem to have dropped the ball. What happened? Do they still exist, the website seems to have stayed the same for too long, no more updates with news,... what have they gone?

    They seem to be missing out on the popularity of the 'niche' they created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack View Post
    Sandman bikes were the ones that seemed to be bringing the idea of front suspension fatbikes to the masses a few years ago and now that those bikes are all the rage, they seem to have dropped the ball. What happened? Do they still exist, the website seems to have stayed the same for too long, no more updates with news,... what have they gone?

    They seem to be missing out on the popularity of the 'niche' they created.
    I lost interest when they wouldn't publish a geo chart for their bikes and just kept saying they had some special trail geo. That got old fast and who is going to mailorder an expensive bike from Europe without some basic geo info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I lost interest when they wouldn't publish a geo chart for their bikes and just kept saying they had some special trail geo. That got old fast and who is going to mailorder an expensive bike from Europe without some basic geo info?
    Bang on target IMO.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Any more info about Sandman, I really like the look of the Gobi

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekin112000 View Post
    Any more info about Sandman, I really like the look of the Gobi
    The last news post on their site is from Dec 2013. That's always a bad sign.
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    I noticed their website looks a bit stale.

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    It is weird that they seem to have just disappeared. Poof. Gone.

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    I called them recently, and they are very nice and offered to customize a bike to my specs RE the wheels and tires. I considered buying from them, but I did more research and decided that as a Clyde I need through-axles. I also found a shop that will sell me a 9:ZERO:7 with a slightly better spec - and through axles - for the same price as their QR-equipped bike. So, I crossed them off my list.

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