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[*] posted on 6-3-2018 at 03:47 PM
MG EDGE ** Now with photos**


**EDITED for accuracy on wheels**

After much anticipation, it is HERE! I will take photos of it soon but in the meantime, here's a brief review based on first impressions.

Quality: Second to none! To say it was over engineered is an understatement. All of the welds look to be excellent and there is plenty of reinforcement where needed. It is made of stainless steel and shines up quite nicely! It looks and feels bombproof. Very nicely weighted, but not overly heavy.

Comfort: The hard plastic seat was something I was a bit concerned about given my back issues but it is actually quite comfortable! It hugs the contours of my back very nicely and having that much stainless around me is confidence inspiring to say the least. There are several adjustments on the buggy such as ride height, side bar width, foot peg angle, downtube and front fork placement, did I mention side rail width adjustment??? This is particularly useful for me as I have found some buggies too wide, others too narrow, and some feel great until I put a harness on. With the adjustment to the side rail width, I can adjust each side to about an inch and a half on each side making the buggy very versatile to riders of all sizes!

Getting back to side rails for a moment, they are bent in the way that you are able to slide in, and get out of the buggy with ease, but by spreading your legs just a bit, you lock yourself in to the buggy firmly. This reminds me of the Apexx rails. With buggys past, including the Ivanpah, I was always mindful of being yanked out of the buggy but with this buggy and these rails I do not see this as being a huge concern for me going forward.

The spacers on the front fork allow for wheel use from barrows to bigfoot and everything in between. The buggy came with smooth bigfoot tires for the rear on asymmetrical wheels, and a grooved duro on the front on a symmetrical wheel.

I can't wait for a nice wind day here to take it out on her maiden voyage this side of the pond! Most people who know me know I typically fly under powered but with this buggy, I would feel confident sizing up 2-3 sizes over my usual preference! Now the question becomes, do I have big enough kites???




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Flexifoil: Rage 1.8/2.5/4.7
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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 08:27 AM


very nice! just watched the bug on vimeo. looking forward to your pictures and maiden voyage video.
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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 08:55 AM



Front


Side


Side rail adjust 1


Side rail adjust 2

More to come





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PB: 53.1 mph
PL: Vapor 2.7 Leopard 13.5 Fury Lite 17 Vibe 1.5 FB X-over bar (x2)
Flexifoil: Rage 1.8/2.5/4.7
Ozone: Frenzy 9UL, Frenzy 11UL
Buggy: MG Edge
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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 09:05 AM



Ride height....yes, I know I have the axle upside down :lol:


Nice welds!


Foot peg angle adjust


Underneath it all...

I think the bed of my truck is too small... :lol:





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PB: 53.1 mph
PL: Vapor 2.7 Leopard 13.5 Fury Lite 17 Vibe 1.5 FB X-over bar (x2)
Flexifoil: Rage 1.8/2.5/4.7
Ozone: Frenzy 9UL, Frenzy 11UL
Buggy: MG Edge
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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 11:03 AM


Great looking bug! I'll wager that you've already summoned the help of family and friends to push you around in it ? These bugs must be a rare sight over there. You must be excited to try it for real. If the wind stops blowing then we'll know who to blame.
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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 11:52 AM


Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
Great looking bug! I'll wager that you've already summoned the help of family and friends to push you around in it ? These bugs must be a rare sight over there. You must be excited to try it for real. If the wind stops blowing then we'll know who to blame.


The thought of being towed behind my truck has crossed my mind more than once!!! The EDGE buggy is indeed a rare sight here as it is the only EDGE in existence. Maarten made one and that was all. We have perfect wind all week, yet I am unable to get to the beach to ride. Murphy's law at it's finest! Hopefully next week will bode well for her maiden voyage.




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PB: 53.1 mph
PL: Vapor 2.7 Leopard 13.5 Fury Lite 17 Vibe 1.5 FB X-over bar (x2)
Flexifoil: Rage 1.8/2.5/4.7
Ozone: Frenzy 9UL, Frenzy 11UL
Buggy: MG Edge
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Waiting for WIND!

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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 03:27 PM


That is a sweet, sweet chariot! The Humber of buggies! Th ridgid seat is a bit off putting, but I'm sure it is purpose build and extremely durable. Heat issues? What a bug!



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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 03:43 PM


So far that seat is super comfy and offers support for DAYS! We shall see how it feels at speed soon!



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PB: 53.1 mph
PL: Vapor 2.7 Leopard 13.5 Fury Lite 17 Vibe 1.5 FB X-over bar (x2)
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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 03:53 PM


I like the rolled tubing feature to adjust height of the rear axle. It looks like it provides a lot of adjustment.

Congratulations.




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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 05:16 PM


Sweet!
It was sad that you didn't have it (all) for JIBE, but I'm happy that you're finally flying with it.
You'll have to bring it to WBB in October (8 - 14) to show it off :wee:




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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 08:44 PM


Welcome to the MG Family brother.



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[*] posted on 6-6-2018 at 04:13 AM


That is a sweet ride Mougl.
That front tire looks much like a grooved Duro like mine. Beach Racers have a distinct flat profile especially on 8" rims.
We need a pic of you sitting in it!




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[*] posted on 6-6-2018 at 09:07 AM


You are right BB, it IS a Duro. Hoping her maiden voyage is next week! Thanks for all the kudos, everyone!!!



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[*] posted on 7-11-2018 at 12:43 PM


Still waiting to take her on her maiden voyage. Have not had a day with wind over 5-8 mph since I got her completed. COME ON WIND!!!!



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PB: 53.1 mph
PL: Vapor 2.7 Leopard 13.5 Fury Lite 17 Vibe 1.5 FB X-over bar (x2)
Flexifoil: Rage 1.8/2.5/4.7
Ozone: Frenzy 9UL, Frenzy 11UL
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[*] posted on 7-11-2018 at 01:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mougl  
Still waiting to take her on her maiden voyage. Have not had a day with wind over 5-8 mph since I got her completed. COME ON WIND!!!!


I know the feeling... winds were good yesterday but tides were no good. :(




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