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    Ugly, high-end bikes - what were they thinking?

    Ok, there are some ugly bikes out there but most ugly bikes are ugly because they are cheap.

    But I really scratch my head when I see some very high-end bikes that are spec'd in strange colors...on purpose.

    What was this guy thinking? Send in the clowns!

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    Ugly, high-end bikes - what were they thinking?

    I've seen that bike before. I don't remember where, but it was probably on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    Ok, there are some ugly bikes out there but most ugly bikes are ugly because they are cheap.

    But I really scratch my head when I see some very high-end bikes that are spec'd in strange colors...on purpose.

    What was this guy thinking? Send in the clowns!
    The scary thing is that someone believes they got it just right!
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    One might say that all bikes are the same color when covered in dirt. However, that bike doesn't look like it's seen a speck of dirt in its life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saladin View Post
    One might say that all bikes are the same color when covered in dirt. However, that bike doesn't look like it's seen a speck of common sense in its life.
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    It looks like one of those taxis or buses in India.

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    Fair enough....Respectfully that's a one off "Lone Wolf" especial-

    Let's not forget that Proflex and Noleen systematically attempted to destroy the sport and your clavicle with these mass produced gems




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    Ugly is a relative term, just like one mans trash is another's treasure.
    To the clown bike guy, your bike may be the ugliest thing he's ever seen.

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    I personally hate the new blue Enduros. Every time I see it at the shop I think it's a bike someone spray painted.

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    Yikes, that Niner may be the most atrocious thing I've seen done on purpose, well regarding bikes anyway.

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    Haha. This thread is funny because there are two parts to the ugly vs not-ugly.

    First I know there are some designs out there that are ugly and always have to remind myself designing a good working bike is not easy. There are a lot of problems to be solved. We all would like a bike that costs nothing, lasts forever, can ride everything and anything, weighs nothing, never needs service.................But then some of those answers to those criteria are a bit different for each of us.

    OK, then most of us want to "bling" our ride out so it's not like every other one's Specialdaleeck cruziant out there. Just like the surfing/hot rod/"fill-in-the-blank" world, there are number of people who are "posers" or with just more money than you and I have and certainly have different tastes then we do. Crazy for sure..........

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    "First of many top of the line Custom mountain bikes." -Niner Ebay Ad

    The Niner guy is just getting started. I like the blue Enduro. I just bought a new bike and I had go with black, it was a sale on a '14 close out. I actually would have picked red if I could have because its an Intense and I like the classic Intense red look. I used to think red bikes were too loud/bright. Times and tastes change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehllama View Post
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Ugly, high-end bikes - what were they thinking?-025.jpgHate to say it but my bike is pretty ugly; it's been pieced together from whatever sale (or ebay deal) was available, and covers a multitude of colors..........but hey, it's a killa.....
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    I like the variety. Don't want to see every other swingin' dick with the same bike. Variety is the spice of life and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I like the variety. Don't want to see every other swingin' dick with the same bike. Variety is the spice of life and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Come to think of it.....
    I don't want to see "any" swingin' dick for that matter.


    But I do agree on variety and to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Come to think of it.....
    I don't want to see "any" swingin' dick for that matter.


    But I do agree on variety and to each his own.
    "swingin' dick" = "average joe"
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    Ok, there are some ugly bikes out there but most ugly bikes are ugly because they are cheap.

    But I really scratch my head when I see some very high-end bikes that are spec'd in strange colors...on purpose.

    What was this guy thinking? Send in the clowns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I like the variety. Don't want to see every other swingin' dick with the same bike. Variety is the spice of life and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Nope, sorry dude. Ugly is ugly and that's to the bone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_R_A View Post
    Fair enough....Respectfully that's a one off "Lone Wolf" especial-

    Let's not forget that Proflex and Noleen systematically attempted to destroy the sport and your clavicle with these mass produced gems



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    That brings back find memories. Afriend of mine had the white aluminum K2 with the Noleen. He was launched early on but mastered it and loved it. We rode all over SoCal with him on that bike. However, he finally retired it for a Heckler and after the first ride said "Why did I wait so long?"

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    Any bike ridden isn't totally ugly. So Happy New Year and go ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Nope, sorry dude. Ugly is ugly and that's to the bone.
    Your OPINION is noted, but it is not the rule.
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_R_A View Post
    Fair enough....Respectfully that's a one off "Lone Wolf" especial-

    ~JRA
    How can you insult the real lone wolf like that?

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