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boot-r diogodavinha's photo
Dec 5, 2013 at 18:24
Dec 5, 2013
I can't remember where I heard about them getting crushed, pretty sure it was on a forum on here somewhere. I vaguely remember it saying they were all crushed when the program was scraped to avoid the technology getting "stolen", or the bikes being stolen (like one or two did). I did a quick google and wikipedia has a small page on them! Courtesy of Wikipedia: he Honda RN-01 G-Cross is a mountain bike produced by Honda specifically for downhill racing events. Honda is not a manufacturer of bicycles and this bike is not commercially available to the general public. It was introduced in the 2004 racing season by the Team G Cross Honda who competed in the NORBA and Mountain Bike World Cup points series races. What sets it apart from most other bicycles is the fact that it was developed specifically for race use by the Honda team using many purpose made components not commercially available. It is also different in that it uses an internal gearbox instead of external (dérailleur) gearing system, which although not unique to this bicycle, is quite rare. The gearbox on the RN-01 is specific because it is not a classic gearbox like the Rohloff Speedhub for instance. Inside the gearbox there is a classic derailleur, a cassette and a chainring. The freewheel is not placed on the rear wheel but in the bottom bracket so the chain is constantly moving when the back wheel is spinning. This allows the rider to shift gears without pedaling. Honda was protective of the internal gearbox technology, often requiring mechanics to remove the gearbox from the bicycle after use. Honda chose South African rider Greg Minnaar to debut this bike in 2004 as the then reigning World Downhill Champion. With the Honda G-Cross Team ceasing to compete, the project has come to an end. The bicycle and gearbox design will not be available to the general public. And I agree, RIP.

boot-r konaman1995's photo
Feb 14, 2012 at 17:15
Feb 14, 2012
You need to change your username. ;)

boot-r nouser's photo
Jul 16, 2011 at 1:12
Jul 16, 2011
judging by all the salt parts.. your a sponsored rider? haha

boot-r lithgow's photo
Jun 30, 2011 at 20:15
Jun 30, 2011
722... drool.

boot-r bert67's photo
Jun 30, 2011 at 20:12
Jun 30, 2011
Why would you not use that? It's so rowdy!

boot-r lunatyk's photo
Jun 23, 2011 at 1:19
Jun 23, 2011
those green shoe-laces are baller

boot-r KaDooZiE's photo
Jun 17, 2011 at 17:43
Jun 17, 2011
I love this car!

boot-r deadz74's photo
Jun 3, 2011 at 20:02
Jun 3, 2011
RIP :(

boot-r treeafodo's photo
May 30, 2011 at 16:41
May 30, 2011
mind if I ask how much you had to pay for a new one?

boot-r pbuser102331's photo
May 29, 2011 at 21:32
May 29, 2011

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