Pugsley

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking' started by Grape Ape, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    I read in Mountain bike magazine about the Arrowhead 135 Winter Ultramarathon. Nope I am in no way interested in doing it not now, not when I am in perfect shape.

    What did catch my interest was the Surley Pugsley. They also had a review of it in the same magazine. Has anyone had the chance to ride one? What is it like? Is it as cool as it looks in the pictures with the big wide wheels or is it just a gimmick? What do you think?
     
  2. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    I haven't ridden one but I can say one thing about it. It makes my legs tired just looking at it!
     

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  3. HandsomeRyan

    HandsomeRyan ♥'s Bicycles

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    It's the perfect bike for the type of riding most of us never do. Very cool bike though- When money is no object after my big lottery win I'm buying matching "his and hers" pugsleys for my collection.
     
  4. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    That thing looks great. What's the intended style of cycling?
     
  5. HandsomeRyan

    HandsomeRyan ♥'s Bicycles

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    Riding on sand/snow/mud anything mushy where more tire touching the ground is a good thing.
     
  6. Tarukai

    Tarukai SMILEY CAR

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    that's riding I could do regularly, where I am!

    We've got plenty of snow right now, and then we'll have mud!

    I want one, now.
     
  7. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    Yep mud, snow and sand. It has 3.7 inch wide tires. To fit the wider tires they had to make the rear triangle wider and the bottom bracket is also wider. They advise 6 to 10 PSI in the tires with a high of 15 PSI for hard packed terrain and rocks to avoid pinch flats.

    I am thinking it is the Jeep of the bike world.
     
  8. Mootsguy

    Mootsguy A Red Headed Stepchild

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    The Dual Suspension All Wheel Drive Bicycles by Jeep Bikes - are truly in "class by themselves" The New Jeep Rubicon Sport and Classic AWD Mountain Bikes are the first of their kinds in the world. Designed to tackle the toughest terrain, they incorporate all the great advantages that are associated with any Jeep vehicle, on, or off the road, in the form of a state-of-the-art mountain bike.
     
  9. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    I saw the all wheel drive Jeep bike a while ago in an ad or something. I thought it was cool but just a gimmick. The worm gear drive looked as if it would flex and disengage when put under stress taking the front tire out of the equation and giving you a rear wheel drive bike with extra junk you have to power. I does look cool though, I wouldn't buy one without a lot of extensive testing of it.

    Now a Surly Pugsley on the other hand I could see one of those in my stable.
     
  10. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I want both now.