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Old 10-15-19, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post

"It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."
Well, the cop bikes do have cop motors...
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Old 10-16-19, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by autonomy View Post
I don't think there's a big necessity for a second cooling system for high speed chases. How long are typical chases and what is the typical speed? None of the cars I've ever driven had any trouble running at 80MPH for 4 hours. People regularly go 100+MPH on the Autobahn; granted it's not in cop cars which are driven every day.
According to the Pursuits data, a majority of pursuits were short both in time (57% lasted 3 minutes or less) and distance (66% covered a distance of 3 miles or less). Despite their brevity, nearly half (45%) of police vehicle pursuits reached speeds of greater than 70 miles per hour, and nearly a quarter (23%) exceeded 90 miles per hour.

The entire LA police force... and 1 white bronco.
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Santa Barbara County Sherriff on their bikes. E bikes and they looked cool but pretty heavy.
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Old 10-16-19, 04:38 AM
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This is the very first Cannondale mountain bike that was marked "Police". We had one of the largest bike patrols and I worked with the company to enter the market.

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Old 10-16-19, 05:23 AM
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Gainesville FL PD uses Cannondale MTBs, though I donít recall the model, but are Acera equipped, so not top of the line. They only use them for events. Some of the officers are cyclists, most are not.
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