That's because it is... or more accurately, the Ibis (as well as the Schwinn version) were designed by Castellano.
I'm interested... 6" travel... steel frame... many set-up options... could possibly live up to my "one bike to do everything from XC racing to occasional DH/FR" dream.
I remember test riding a BowTi many years ago and being quite surprised at how transparent the suspension felt, despite my preconcieved notions that it would be crap. Of course, there was no way to get past that $3700 frame-only price.
The Fango is a frame I'd forgotten about... $995 seems quite reasonable for a USA-made semi-custom frame.
I owned a carbon Homegrown FS based on this suspension years ago. Surisingly with a first generation Cane Creek shock the bike rode very well and was not a overly squishy. Actaully I have always wanted to try a Maverick to see how they ride with a better shock and different pivot location. Interesting concept either way.
I remember the Szazbo, and the Shockabilly. There was even a Bontrager FS bike that showed up in a couple of magazines back then The FS bikes I've ridden seemed to reward a sit n' spin style of climbing. Allowing the suspension induced traction to do it's job. When I ride my SS I spend the climbs up out of the saddle, honking away. It seems to me that a full suspension singlespeed will require one of these styles over the other to be effective... surely something has to give? Having said all that, my ideas are usually out of date. I have to get some coal for my car.