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Downhill Mountain Bike Scooter – Hike Up, Bomb Down

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The Bergmönch Koga is a full suspension downhill…scooter.  The video above is foreign, but I think it has subliminal messages, because now I totally want one of these (give the video a second to get into its groove…it doesn’t completely make sense, but it is fun).

It has a hand-built 7005 Aluminum frame with 1-1/2″ headtube and air shocks.  It gets 80mm travel front and rear, with a swingarm in the back and parallelogram 4-link (AMP-style) front fork with side-mounted shock doing the bounce control.  Both shocks have adjustable rebound.  To keep you from totally killing yourself, it’s equipped with Shimano SLX disc brakes and Schwalbe Mow Joe 2.0 (front) and Inoova 2.4 (rear) tires.

Given the niche weirdness of this, it’s fairly well thought out.  The backpack part uses a Vaude Carry System with ergonomic design, aerated backplate, shoulder belts, hip belt and height adjustable chest strap, waterproof compartments and plenty of extra cargo room.

Check out the photos and more specs after the break…

bergmonch-koga-downhill-scooterThe Bergmönch Koga weighs in at 9kg (19.84 lb) and retails for €1,499 (approximately $2,300 US).  The concept came about as a way to lessen the physical toll of descending from long climbs and make it more fun.

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You simply fold it up and hike up, then unfold, do a little assembly and bomb back down the hill.  I wonder if this would get around the “mechanized transport” ban for Wilderness Areas?  Hmmm….

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A well padded backpack cushions the load (and any nasty spills).

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alloycowboy
alloycowboy
13 years ago

As a Catholic I find this video, offensive, distasteful and disrespectful. You wouldn’t make light of a Muslim Mullah praying in his Mosque or Jewish Rabbie praying in his in synagogue but yet subject Catholics to the indignation of a Catholic Friar praying in his Church for advertising a bicycle. Please show some class and respect and remove the video.

Respectfully Yours,

Alloycowboy

Larry
Larry
13 years ago

As a human being I find censorship offensive, distatesful and disrespectful. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. But don’t push your morality on others.

As far as this idea goes, I really wish these had been around a decade ago when I was an avid climber. This would have been great on hikes out after a long day when all you want to do is lay down and rest rather than scramble to get out while there’s still light.

suicide
suicide
13 years ago

AMEN Larry!

zach
zach
13 years ago

*No real monks were forced to ride downhill scooters in the making of this film*

alloycowboy
alloycowboy
13 years ago

How was I forcing my Morality on your Larry. I just asking please refrain from making light of what I hold sacred in order sell bicycles. I would not come into your house or your home or your place or worship to make commericals to sell bicycles. That would be just disrepectful!

waikikiguy
waikikiguy
13 years ago

good thing its a scooter?

Lorraine
Lorraine
9 years ago

Okay, I get what our catholic brother is saying. But let’s be real. EVERYONE gets the quirk shot at their beliefs..the Point is the take on Berg’monch’… (shaking head) Maybe if their hadn’t been so many rapes exposed with no justice due to unbiblical ideas about celibacy for a priest, there might be a little more of the respect thing happening! When you find yourself in such disdain, pray for others, don’t cause problems. A private letter would’ve shown more self respect. Things like this are just a part of life, get a life. The Life! and now I’m about to buy one of these bad babies! whoo!

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