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Old November 20th, 2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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I thought this was pretty cool. Just saw it on Motorweek.



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Old November 20th, 2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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Yea that is pretty cool but the price tag for it leaves something to be desired.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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I heard that bikers think those are
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Old November 20th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #4
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that thing is sweet, i saw that on tv awhile ago and the showed it going over logs and stuff. but ya the price is probably way to high.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:30 PM   #5
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awd, as in all wheel drive? that pic is too small to tell, how do they power it?
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:35 PM   #6
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awd, as in all wheel drive? that pic is too small to tell, how do they power it?

you pedal it like a normal bike but somehow the front tire moves to.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:49 PM   #7
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Yea, it hs a shaft that runs up through the frame. I saw that thing a few years ago at the detroit auto show.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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i think that things worth more than my jeep...or pretty damn close
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Old November 20th, 2005, 05:06 PM   #9
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Jeep Rubicon

The New Jeep® Rubicon™ Sport AWD Mountain Bikes make all season riding a true reality. Wet, icy and snowy conditions are no longer the obstacle they once were. All Wheel Drive gives you the security and confidence to tackle new trails and conditions.

Below are components unique to the new Jeep® Rubicon™ AWD Mountain Bike.
• Standard chain driven rear wheel
• Internal, rigid drive shaft front wheel drive
• Instantaneous power transfer to front wheel
• Full steering radius allowing power transfer through the bicycle headtube
• Engagement clutch for "shift-on-the-fly" AWD option
• Spiral cut gears for smooth power transmission
• "Posi-traction" under-driven front wheel (eliminates front wheel“chatter”)

Proven Performance Advantages
• Dramatically improved control for all riders
• Front wheel traction in loose terrain like, sand, snow and mud
• Improved cornering abilities climbing and descending
• Improved traction while climbing


It uses a R&P style drive for the front wheel. It seems like a little overkill for a $1500 bike.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 05:12 PM   #10
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I'm not a biker, so can someone explain to me why two wheel drive? When I ride my bike, and I peddle, its not like I leave skid marks from acceleration.. I see it says you can now drive on ice and snow, but how does two wheel drive help turn or stop?

I don't get it
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Old November 20th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #11
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I'm quite skeptical also. But it one of those COOL things.

http://www.christini.com/video/ChristiniCutAway.mov



What is the advantage of AWD for a mountain bike?
Climbing, corning, holding a tighter line, control on loose surfaces and over rocks and roots, snowy, muddy, rainy conditions...Unless you ride on dry pavement 100% of the time, there are situations where every rider could benefit from AWD.

Who came up with the idea for AWD on the bicycle?
In truth, companies have been attempting AWD systems on bicycles and motorcycles since the early 1900s. It wasn't until the mid 1990s that Steve Christini finally perfected the concept and made it commercially viable. Who buys CHRISTINI AWD bikes? US and international bicycle dealers sell CHRISTINI AWD bikes to mountain bike enthusiasts, XC trail riders, long travel extreme riders, and racers.

What magazines have reviewed CHRISTINI AWD?
Mountain Bike Action and DirtRag both published very favorable reviews of the CHRISTINI AWD mountain bike in May 2003. The articles can be viewed online at www.christini.com.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #12
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The Jeep bike is a rebadged and twice the priceded Christini I beleive.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #13
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I'm quite skeptical also. But it one of those COOL things.


What is the advantage of AWD for a mountain bike?
Climbing, corning, holding a tighter line, control on loose surfaces and over rocks and roots, snowy, muddy, rainy conditions...Unless you ride on dry pavement 100% of the time, there are situations where every rider could benefit from AWD.

Who came up with the idea for AWD on the bicycle?
In truth, companies have been attempting AWD systems on bicycles and motorcycles since the early 1900s. It wasn't until the mid 1990s that Steve Christini finally perfected the concept and made it commercially viable. Who buys CHRISTINI AWD bikes? US and international bicycle dealers sell CHRISTINI AWD bikes to mountain bike enthusiasts, XC trail riders, long travel extreme riders, and racers.

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ah but have you ever picked one of those up? Friggen heavy, and Im no weight weenie (I ride a 29er) so there goes your advantage in climbing. Only advantage Id see in climbing would be if you had huge legs and no riding skills.
Any decent rider will have even enough pedal strokes to maintain traction. And I dont see it holding a tighter line...
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Old November 20th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #14
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AHAHAHAHAHAHH, and it has the same drivetrain components as a 300$ bike. and Its only an 8speed, have fun climbing with that, Ill stick to my 9 speed with 11-34t gears.

Neat idea, far from being rational
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