It just got re-listed on eBay for the same price, too. Another one with original paint sold for $200 or something. I’d gladly give him $150 for it, but his price is so far off it’s not even worth negotiating.
It’s an interesting bike though. It’s a pivot-less suspension. The chainstays flex a little bit to give you the suspension. Seen on the Cannondale Scalpel or Salsa Dos Niner too.
It isn’t going to break because of the suspension design necessarily. Pivotless suspension frames have been around for some time, KHS has done a number of them. Moots is probably the most well known maker, but all sorts of companies have done it at one time or another.
I had one of these, rear “shock” never worked well because the frame alignment was way off.
Gave it away to a friend who isn’t using it either.
It was pretty darn strong though, toured on it with a rack p-clamped to the seat stays, used it with an Xtracycle attachment, drilled and tapped the dropouts for full fender use, it was none the worse for wear, although it rode like crap in all it’s various configurations.