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    New "mongoose" proto

    Check out this from bikemagic.com

    http://www.bikemagic.com/news/articl...=&v=1&uan=3847

    Looking at the machining work, as well as the rear swingarm design, and the fact that Mongoose/Hyundai have ridden rebadged Turner's in the past, would it be a bad guess to say that Dave Turner had a hand in the building of this prototype?
    I doubt that Turner would ever produce their own version.

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    ya I saw that at Big Bear this past weekend. It's pretty much a re-designed Schwinn Rocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Wombat
    Looking at the machining work, as well as the rear swingarm design, and the fact that Mongoose/Hyundai have ridden rebadged Turner's in the past, would it be a bad guess to say that Dave Turner had a hand in the building of this prototype?
    I doubt that Turner would ever produce their own version.
    What Turner does that appear similar to? (DHR from the blind side?)




    Looks mighty complex..."Rube Goldberg" comes to mind.


    That's a whole lot of hardware for what looks like a 4" fork and steep HTA....and is that a 1.5" HT? Okay I know it's just a prototype.
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    You know that they wouldnt have the prototypes built in Taiwan, too long to make any changes. The rear swingarm and the head tube gusset look kinda rail'ish to me. It wouldnt be the first time a major manufacturer has had a small one build its prototypes (for a nice fat fee) as the Taiwanese factories only build en masse.
    Even if Turner made one I dont think I would want it-far to many moving bits and pieces.

    KR

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    We had absolutely nothing to do with this frame. Our involvment with Mongoose goes no farther than helping a local rider.

    Turner

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    I stand corrected! Thanks for the clarification.

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    are I-drive type bikes plush?

    It just seems like incorporating the cranks into the swingarm would lessen the plushness during stand up DH. Reason is, instead of the rear suspension just moving the swingarm (linkage and shock) and rear wheel, it is now burdened with moving part of one's body mass. IE, more unsprung weight besides other factors.

    thanks,

    -Sp


    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Wombat
    Check out this from bikemagic.com

    http://www.bikemagic.com/news/articl...=&v=1&uan=3847

    Looking at the machining work, as well as the rear swingarm design, and the fact that Mongoose/Hyundai have ridden rebadged Turner's in the past, would it be a bad guess to say that Dave Turner had a hand in the building of this prototype?
    I doubt that Turner would ever produce their own version.

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