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    Ugliest Mountain Bike?

    Us mountain bikers tend to spend ridiculous amounts of time drooling over the nicest looking, most expensive, and highest end bikes. Along with this we constantly debate which bikes are better and which bikes pack the most value for your money. However, nobody ever looks at bikes on the other end of the spectrum. What I mean by this are bikes that just look plain awful, or bikes that are overpriced/a terrible value.

    So, I decided to have a little fun and ask the question: what bike do you think visually looks the worst and/or is the worst value? Just post a picture below.

    My opinion? Any one of the Mondraker Podiums. I mean, just look at the thing, who the hell designed that?

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    The only rules are it has to be a mountain bike and it can't be a bike from a big box store (Walmart, Target, etc). Have fun posting!

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    Wait until you see the Whyte PRST2.....you'll vomit inside your mouth!
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    Remember the KLEIN Mantra? Hated that look, esp compared to the seamless racy beauty of the early Klein mtbs like the Attitude.
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    The Y frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBrnr View Post
    The Y frames.
    this.
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    ive seen this guy riding around notre dame on one of those podiums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Wait until you see the Whyte PRST2.....you'll vomit inside your mouth!
    Was not familiar so I had to look it up.... gets my vote. Dear God, what is that thing?
    Any Whyte PRST-1, 4 Owners Out there?
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    Ugliest Mountain Bike?

    People have called my Lenz ugly. I beg to differ. Ugliest Mountain Bike?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1422380321.068756.jpg
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    Those Whytes look like praying mantises.

    I always thought Slingshots looked ugly.

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    I just did a google image search for the early ProFlex bikes and that came up, even more ugly than usual!

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    I'm going for a twofer here. The Delta 7 frame.

    Cost: $5,000 (Frame Only)

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    The cake is a lie.

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    Arantix Delta(aka: Chickenwire frame) packs up mud so well....it becomes ballast on steep downhills!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    I'm going for a twofer here. The Delta 7 frame.

    Cost: $5,000 (Frame Only)

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    Holy crap! That looks like you would be riding with a giant cheese grater between your legs.

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    Ellsworth.
    Take your pick.

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    Giant Trance 29er.

    I think this bike is the reason Giant decided make their bikes with 27.5 wheels.

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    I dislike the look of some of today's Santa Cruz bikes. For some reason, the lines just look off. The chainstays aren't in line with the shock which isn't in line with either the top tube or the downtube. Looks...messy. It almost looks like it's been mangled in a crash. Mainly the tallboy and bronson.

    I really don't like super slack freeride/AM bikes from any brand.

    Finally, the S shaped downtube doesn't do much for me. Pivot's have some pretty extreme S shapes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daverino View Post
    Those Whytes look like praying mantises.

    I always thought Slingshots looked ugly.

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    Nailed it.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    Finally, the S shaped downtube doesn't do much for me. Pivot's have some pretty extreme S shapes.
    I can't stand the look of Pivot's FS frames.

    And, their prices don't help sway me.

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    Ellsworth, hands down. Their terrible logo font does them no favors either.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Wait until you see the Whyte PRST2.....you'll vomit inside your mouth!
    The PRST bikes were like the girls most guys end up marrying, they don't think they look like until they ride them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeIntelligencer View Post
    Remember the KLEIN Mantra? Hated that look, esp compared to the seamless racy beauty of the early Klein mtbs like the Attitude.
    i have a klein mantra hanging in the garage. yes, in the 3D violet.

    some of the early cannondale full suspensions were gawd awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sooner518 View Post
    Ellsworth, hands down. Their terrible logo font does them no favors either.....

    you've got a good point. back when ellsworth frames were just straight tubed aluminum they looked good. that has too much going on. curved this, straight that. too busy.

    for some reason i cant stand the uneven chainstay thing that a ton of mfgers are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    The PRST bikes were like the girls most guys end up marrying, they don't think they look like until they ride them...
    If you want to happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife, go for my personal point of view....get an ugly girl to marry you.

    For those that don't know, it's a song lyric.
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    I know most are posting ugly frame designs but here's one for the ages. Nothing on this bike, on it's own, is inherently ugly. But the combination is...well...you decide.

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    ^That bike is Loaded.
    Eye of the beholder is all.
    No fuss with my MUSS,... or my Rockies
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