Bespoked Bike Check: The Variangle Mk5

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We’ll be heading along to Bespoked in London for 14-16th October to check out all the hand built bikes and chat to their makers. It’s being billed as ‘a celebration…

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  • doomanic
    Full Member

    *Insert Ryan Reynolds “But why?” Gif here…*

    tthew
    Full Member

    I found myself asking the same question at the Harrogate show last year. All those lovely knobs and levers to sticky into you in the event of a crash too.

    I’m sure Peter is very proud of it and all, but I do wonder how many he’s ever sold.

    csb
    Full Member

    Didn’t Marin have a full suss bike that had adjustable travel (and geometry) about 20 years ago?

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    I’m sure Peter is very proud of it and all, but I do wonder how many he’s ever sold.

    One of the prototypes was stolen I think?

    Clearly a passionate, clever guy, but I agree, I just don’t think there’s that much of a market, and even if there was, the Geo was still too conservative on the descending side, even at the extreme.

    doomanic
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    Didn’t Marin have a full suss bike that had adjustable travel (and geometry) about 20 years ago?

    Marin Rock Springs TARA

    https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/mountain-bikes/marin-rock-springs-review-2/

    paton
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    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    I can certainly see the point in this as a development mule but as a bike to own? No.

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