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    bike magazine increased the value of Softride bikes?

    Softrides should be worthless by now, right? I mean they are so outdated who would want one. Not to mention how ugly they look. Anyways, for ****-and-giggles I'm in the market for one after reading about them for years in the pages of bike magazine. I would have thought I could have picked one up cheap ($50) but it turns out these bikes are going for $300-$500 What's the deal?

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    U sayin' Bolt ?
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    It has to be the miracle of marketing coupled with limited supply. Like you said they look weird and aren't any more functional than a suspension seat post yet, for some reason, you want one.

    The ultimate example of marketing magic is Red Bull: the $2 half-soda

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    Didn't think they were that ugly so I build a 'new' dead stock frame up recently and took it up to the Big Smoke for a test run. Gives the smoothest ride of anything I've ever ridden. Even does tow paths and a bit of light off-road no problems at full belt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzclubber View Post
    Didn't think they were that ugly so I build a 'new' dead stock frame up recently and took it up to the Big Smoke for a test run. Gives the smoothest ride of anything I've ever ridden. Even does tow paths and a bit of light off-road no problems at full belt!

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    If you had left this thread alone for another month it would have reached its "one year dead" anniversary.

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    ha!

    So ugly and yet some people that have them love theirs and have been for 20 years. Sheesh!

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