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Old 06-16-2016, 10:03 AM   #31
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Folding bikes have improved, but the still do not match the quality of components that my bikes have. Trust me, my carbon fibre mountain bike with 125mm of travel front and back with disc breaks and lotsa gears is quite modern.
Nice work on the video. You're correct. Today's folding bikes may not match the components you have on your bike...until ordered, similar to what one is to expect when comparing a dirt bike's components to a road bikes. I'd personally coast down that "single track" on my Jetstream D8 with no hesitation as to the reliability of the bike, but that's not my kind of bike riding. My hesitation would be with me...as the rider.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:16 AM   #32
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My mountain biking started back in '88 before there was any such thing as suspension on mountain bikes. Just up the road from me is Cane Creek Cycling Components, the designer of the first rock shock. I saw a titanium one they made for Greg LeMond's road bike for riding the cobblestone roads in one of the European bike races. We've got some great single track all around the Western North Carolina area.
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:12 PM   #33
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The Swagman RV2 I hope will work for me. This fits the 2 in. receiver securely and should not bounce like the smaller ones do with the adaptor. I got the idea from this site and have compared to others. I like the price and function of it. I have/had a "hanging style" rack and that is going to the Goodwill. Check it out at Amazon for about $172.00.
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:31 PM   #34
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What's an RV2 don't see such.

on edit: Must mean an XC2-RV, except it doesn't exist on the Swagman site, just Amazon.
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:49 PM   #35
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If memory serves Bob, Swagman discontinued that model so amazon must be blowing iut old stock.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:11 PM   #36
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We sent back to Amazon a Swagman XC2-RV after it started rubbing the paint off our frames. Also was hard to release the hold down hooks.
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Old 06-16-2016, 06:21 PM   #37
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I too had a similar Swagman, and dumped it quick after it started rubbing paint off the bar where it attached, and a buddy following me said how much it was bouncing around in the back of the trailer.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:16 PM   #38
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Guess that explains it. Has all good reviews, not often something has 5 stars with 69 reviews.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:36 PM   #39
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Buried somewhere in this 121 page thread: 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.- Mtbr.com there is a picture of a Tacoma that did a complete roll over and the gents bike was still attached to the 1 UP after the accident. It takes like one minute to mount the rack and thirty seconds to put on or take off your bike. Many trips up and down the Alcan and Cassiar and have not had one problem with this rack and no frame damage to any of my bikes. It will be the LAST rack that you will ever need to buy. Sorry, total 1 UP fanboy. Edit: Oh, and if you are into fat bikes 5" wide tires on 100mm wide rims fit just fine. Scott

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Old 06-16-2016, 08:22 PM   #40
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Got to say the 1 UP has been wonderful. Quick, solid, and easy. The saved time and trouble make it worth it to us.
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