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ballbuster
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I think its safe to say....

Rancho said:
.... You gotta be F'ing kidding, right?

I suppose its fine for pimping down the bike path on the way to school, but I wouldn't wanna take it on the trail.

And Costco? What are they going to do for you if you have any problems with the bike... and any bike has problems... that's why bike shop service departments exist.

I mean, department store bikes have their place, I suppose. Bike paths, college campuses where bike get stolen all the time, that sorta thing. I personally would never buy any department store bike with any sort of suspension. I'd rather ride a rigid bike than one with crappy suspension.
 

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singletrack mind
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you have to admire their ability to talk it up though, impressive warping of reality going on:


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The Tonino Lamborghini Toro mountain bike is back in stock and better than ever! The new and improved Toro continues to feature a beautiful, hand crafted, four bar linkage dual suspension aluminum frame that soaks up bumps big and small. Enhancements come courtesy of SRAM, maker of some of the most respected high performance components available in bicycle racing today. SRAM SX-4 shifters and derailleurs provide lightning fast shifting. Promax front and rear disc brakes ensure that you stop on a dime. On the trail the rider will immediately notice the zero flex that the oversize 31.8 alloy handle bar and stem provide, giving you confidence as you tackle tricky single track. The Lamborghini Toro is finished in a classy high gloss Italian red.
Don’t miss the opportunity to ride a truly unique bicycle inspired by the same family that produces some of the most beautiful ultra performance sports cars in the world."



"on the trail" eh... yeah, right
 

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Stay thirsty my friends
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It would make a decent winter bike, in summer leave it covered in transmission fluid behind the shed for next year.:D
 

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Let me translate what this product description really means...

seadna said:
you have to admire their ability to talk it up though, impressive warping of reality going on:

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The Tonino Lamborghini Toro mountain bike is back in stock and better than ever! The new and improved Toro continues to feature a beautiful, hand crafted, four bar linkage dual suspension aluminum frame that soaks up bumps big and small. Enhancements come courtesy of SRAM, maker of some of the most respected high performance components available in bicycle racing today. SRAM SX-4 shifters and derailleurs provide lightning fast shifting. Promax front and rear disc brakes ensure that you stop on a dime. On the trail the rider will immediately notice the zero flex that the oversize 31.8 alloy handle bar and stem provide, giving you confidence as you tackle tricky single track. The Lamborghini Toro is finished in a classy high gloss Italian red.
Don't miss the opportunity to ride a truly unique bicycle inspired by the same family that produces some of the most beautiful ultra performance sports cars in the world."

"on the trail" eh... yeah, right
What they really mean:

"We made more of these shamelessly crappy bikes and now can sell them to you again. The most recent production run still has a crappy plain guage aluminum frame with cobbley welds and is equipped with an undamped, linkage activated single pivot rear suspension setup, but this time we made it with low-end SRAM components and slapped one of their stickers right on the chainstay to remind you that this respected manufacturer also makes crappy parts for crappy bikes. These SX4 shifters and derailleurs could shift decently if not for the fact that they were tuned with an adjustable wrench and a hammer by the part-time overnight stock-boy. Promax front and rear disc brakes cost about a dime to produce. The oversized 31.8mm handlebar and stem provides additional stiffness to distract the rider from the unacceptible amounts of flex the rear end of the frame has. We painted it shiny red because it makes the bike easier to see when hidden behind a huge display of tube socks. Thanks to marketing, now even the white-trashiest of people can own a Lambo until they realize they never ride it, their cat pissed on the tire, and they decide to sell it for $800 on craigslist."
 
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