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Old 02-08-18, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
It depends on when you actually want the bike. A Burke an be purchased today.The other things is has going for it is, it is built by the Linksey family, so proven titanium builders. That has to be worth something. It has been tested and certified. It has fenders and bags that you can actually purchase. It is ready for travel and will fit into a airline legal sized suit case.

Or you can wait it out and see how the Helix bike plays out.

If it was me, the Burke hands down. Though, I hope the Helix backers get a bike by 2018.
I fully agree with this statement: the Burke exists, has been used and is build by a very experienced titanium frame builder. Its price is high but it is the normal price of titanium frame bikes.

Remember that building a titanium frame is difficult, many manufacturers failed and had lots of broken frames. A folder frame is much more difficult and expensive to build with much more parts to make and solder than a road race bike that has only 8 tubes to solder.
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