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Re: Perfect yacht bike!

Best of luck with the FX. The other issue I see with it is that is is quite large physically, if light. A neat looking concept to be sure. However I will go with something a bit heavier, and a bit smaller to load that uses standard parts available worldwide. If it can be thrashed through trails on a round the world ride I think it must be tough enough for most things. I agree with Bljones, there are plenty of older bikes that will do it, the big advantage is parts. I can find a tire to fit a small dirt bike or the yamaha crossover one almost anywhere in the world, dunno about the FX. Likewise a lot of other standard parts. I took a bike with an uncommon tire size on a long trip last year, it was quite a headache, I ended up carrying a full rear tire and 2 tubes on the back. Smaller and heavier may be easier to load on a sailboat. I was quite surprised at how hard it was to load and unload my e-bike by dinghy at anchor(Voodoo mtb+48v 1kw engine in the rear wheel).

IF the Fx every hits production(Advrider shows threads from 2005, 2008 on them, so they've been making bikes and having them tested at least that long) I will probably buy one so long as the tire sizes are fairly standard. I do like that they used Honda engines etc, which I didn't realize and it gives them a lot more credibility in my books, but I will be amazed if they can get an actually street legal version for sale. Downhill bike bars, suspension etc make me think not. And that street legality is a must have. The only other option I could see is if they market them as 50cc scooters with a drop in replacement motor to avoid some of the legalities.
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