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    Randy Ross dumbest bike ever?

    Randy Ross sure did put in a buttload of money to promote those stupid stepper bikes, from big ads everywhere to some of the hottest babes at the show, to huge banners and mini blimp things at the Crit.

    But FFS, those stepper bikes were the dumbest things I've ever seen. REEEEEETARDED.
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    any one have picks
    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
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    like this?


    never understand why people feel the need to combine bikes with other exercise forms, has pedaling gotten too boring? not enough benefit?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fastale


    Thats the funniest contraption I have ever seen. Looks about as goofy as a recumbent.

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    I couldn't believe that giant contraption-tent they had at the crit.....

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    It never even crossed my mind to ride one but the people that were riding it seemed to be having fun. To each their own.

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    i thought it was funny to see that chick cranking on on in the middle of one of the crits...just making the rounds. they're one of the most rediculous things i've ever seen

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    Think they are for people who are tired of sitting or mabey have lower back pain.
    I would have tried it just for kicks though they don't look like they would be very stable on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by literocola
    Thats the funniest contraption I have ever seen. Looks about as goofy as a recumbent.
    Goofy? It is brilliant. I have always thought about walking or jogging and thought "if only there were a way to do it outdoors." We now have it. It opens up all kinds of opportunities.
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    I just saw the little video on Randy's website. It looks like old football players like it. One of them said it's better than the stationary bike at the gym. I'm glad Randy Ross found a way to bring all of the benefits of a stationary bike to the great outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Hat
    I just saw the little video on Randy's website. It looks like old football players like it. One of them said it's better than the stationary bike at the gym. I'm glad Randy Ross found a way to bring all of the benefits of a stationary bike to the great outdoors.
    I think you watched the wrong video, the one I saw was like soft porn.

    here

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    Last edited by fastale; 10-01-2008 at 08:35 AM.

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    "Desire....."

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    Well I'm sold.... I'll buy anything advertised with sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystagg
    Well I'm sold.... I'll buy anything advertised with sex.
    don't forget the crappy techno music, that's a big draw as well
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    that might be the dumbest thing I've ever seen

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    If I buy one can I access the hardcore portion of the website?

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    Wouldn't want to ride one...but riding behind one is something different altogether.
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Dunno bout the bike, but where do I put a downpayment for that girl?
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    Wait... I didn't see a bike, there was a bike?

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    How have I never met Randy Ross before?

    I think I love him. I just called my church and requested that they remove my name from their records. I am ready to be baptised into Randy's church.

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    I'm surprised he didnt find a way to put "Randy RR Ross" on her thong

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    I've watched it about 20 times and still haven't seen a bike. I guess I better watch it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastale
    I think you watched the wrong video, the one I saw was like soft porn.

    here

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    uh...thanks for the video.

    Smokin'...makes me wish they had a tandem.
    If I'm not climbing, I'm not riding.

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    Can it hang with the Trykke? That is what I need to know. Is anyone getting Xtreme on the Randy Ross machine? I can't imagine any pool riding or sigletrackin on that piece of.....

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    Having been former Los Angeles warehouse manager for Ross Bikes, and former Ross "Indians" mt bike racing team member (1983-1986), I see the warp king of New York has re-surfaced in the same style that he left during the 1980's, hoo-ya!

    For those of you that were not around during the 1980's, Ross bikes was one of the first bike companies to offer a reasonably well appointed, affordable mt bike to the general public, by utilizing the pacific rim bike import resources of Japan and Taiwan. Prior to Ross bikes, mountain bikes had to be "custom" built by assembling from a list of hard to find parts, and the going price of a mt bike was around $700-1000. Ross brought the price level of mt bikes to $300-600.

    Unfortunately, Ross went belly up (bankrupt) during the late 1980's due to Ross's involvement in some bad business ventures beyond the bike biz. Some of the So Calif locals might remember the Ross Bicycle Shop in Costa Mesa/Huntington Beach, during 1986-1987. They also had an unusual advertising campaign, and were a factor in getting Swatch Watch to participate in sponsoring mountain bike racing.

    Their former advertising manager (John Kirkpatrick) had a vision of bringing off-road bike racing to the same level that it was in Europe, i.e., a big-time professional sport, with a lot of fanfare and pizzazz, a lot of the initial high level exposure to various media could likely be attributed to their efforts.

    They brought the sport to the general public by mainstreaming a lot of exposure. To that degree, they got the mt bike racing on the east coast rolling with the New England Stage Stage Race during the 80's.

    I see that Randy Ross's favorite wardrobe color is still black, he still has that trademark chelshire cat grin, and the flambuoyant style of mutating the bicycle into a fashion statement accessory. Nice to see that Pat Cunnane (of Fuji Bikes) is still best friends with Randy Ross, Pat was Sales Manager w/ Ross bikes during their heyday.

    I hope that the Ross Stepper King will bring another innovation to the fore-front as he did with mountain bikes.

    Randy Ross seems to be re-emerging as the info-mercial clone with a fitness schtick to lay on all of the general public. Judging by Randy's physique, he's not spent much time actually R&D'ing this thing, perhaps he could spend an hour or two a day working it out.

    Am surprised there was not a rock concert event to celebrate the Ross-Stepper store's grand opening in South Beach, Florida (perhaps there was?).

    The Las Vegas Interbike show must have been right up his alley, would have liked to have seen the ladies he brought to work the show. I;ve always liked his taste in women (hoo-Yaa).

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