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Thorn Sterling

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by Mister Paul, 18 Dec 2007.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Damn that is truly FUGLY!!
     
  3. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Don't think it's that bad...if you took all the racks etc off and changed the saddle it would look fairly non-offensive as far as I'm concerned, not a stunner, but hey, maybe function beats form in this case! Then again, I know everybody raves about Thorns, but I think they are pretty ugly in general...
     
  4. frog

    frog Guest

    Thank God my roadie colleague doesn't come to this site. All I'd get for the rest of the week would be 'Oy frog! Thorn have put out a new tractor for you to park in the barn' :rolleyes:

    The last time he saw my bike in the shed he called to say there was a border collie sleeping next to it and chickens roosting on the handlebars. :rolleyes:
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Volvo owners around the world are trembling in their boots at the thought of colliding with one of those monsters.
     
  6. Bollo

    Bollo Gas Giant Staff Member

    Location:
    Winch
    Flip me that's spooky! After my coming together with a volvo recently I bin gone buy me a Thorn (Sport Tour, not the Sterling) with exactly that thought in mind.

    I've already got one of their kiddy-back tandems. Thorns kind of grow on you (like warts or althete's foot) but I agree, pretty they most certainly are not.
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Just had another look at the freak. Why knobbly tyres and close fitting mudguards? Brakes are odd as well.

    What am I saying? it's all odd!
     
  9. Thats a good point now does it ride? any good.
     
  10. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Thorns are well thought out solid workhorses. My Raven Nomad is not fats, but the most solid dependable and predictable ride of the lot!
     
  11. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

  12. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Equally hideous.

    Nice kitchen, though!

    The worst bit about these bikes is the massive price, due to that expensive hub. From £1499 indeed! :ohmy:
     
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    quite good i think.
    that's what a hybrid bike should be like.
     
  14. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Its positively vomit inducing.
     
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Wouldn't go that far. It is clearly not built for beauty anyway, it definitely looks fit for [any] purpose. And generally I love Thorns and am going to buy myself one of their frames at some point. It would more likely be a Club Tour though! :ohmy: