The fighter has a unified rear triangle, which puts the cranks on the swing arm. That's like putting the pegs of a motorcycle on the swing arm. FAIL! (p.s. the $12,000 optibike is the same way
) I do like the v top tube though. The benefit is simplicity, no chain tensioner, NO derailleur, huge plus! The same reasons for the gearbox on the bomber. The bomber also has the pivot in the right place.
This bike has some advantages, I like the independent swing arm!, and I'm sure, like anything, some disadvantages (derailleur and high top tube, which also increases capacity, so maybe an advantage.). All in all a sweet bike at a fair price, and its made in America! Sure beats hanging lipo and duct tape all over the place, or the big rack over the rear wheel!!
Great job guys, its very similar to the frame I have in my head!!
$900-1200 for a complete used DH bike
$1900 for frame
$2000 for electrics
$5000 half the bomber or opti for a better bike!
the electric revolution is still a pricey proposition! Sure is sweet though!