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CYCLING !

OK, time to get in shape! Hop on that bicycle!

ROAD BIKE:

OR Mountain Bike:

1997 Klein Mantra Comp. Here's a review from the period: The distinctive, monotube Mantra Comp is Klein's rendition of what bike wizards call unified rear triangle suspension. Translated, this means rear suspension that effectively stiffens during out-of-the-saddle climbing and sprinting so as not to soak up the rider's pedaling energy (the hitch with the Pro-Flex), yet goes to back to work when the rider is seated. It performs as claimed, and then some: The rear suspension has a huge five inches of travel; it responds with astonishing smoothness to the smallest bumps, and swallows big hits with the same velvety feel. I could stay seated and power over roots and rocks while sensing hardly a thump, thanks also to the Manitou Pro C shock fork. When you realize the Mantra Comp frame is identical to Klein's $2,500 Mantra Race, you accept a few compromises, such as the lack of clipless pedals and bar-ends. Once you shell out for those add-ons, you have a bike that performs superbly in all conditions.

WHY CHOOSE? Get both!

Or how about a Tandem?

Check out these Cycling related sites:

LANCE ARMSTRONG ONLINE

Sheldon Brown's extensive reference pages

Rivendell Bicycle Works

PerformanceBike.com Store

Nashbar.com Store

BicycleClassics.Com Store

Retro Raleighs

Cambria Bicycle Outfitters

Bike.Com Online Magazine

Recycled Cycles & Service

Cycles de Oro

Bike Rod and Kustom

Mega Lowrider

Bike Fitting Article from Peter White

Vintage Trek Site

Local Biking

3/27/01


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