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  • What retro full susser would still float your boat?
  • Premier Icon rocketman
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    Have still got a Proflex 856 which serves to remind me how good modern bikes are:

    On fireroads and doubletrack it’s actually Not That Bad and uphill it goes like shit off a shovel but it’s no help at all on technical gnar

    Premier Icon RudiBoy
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    Lusted after a klein mantra from when I first clapped eyes on one in the local bike shop when I was 13…So I bought one and stuck some bits on it. Most terrifying bike to ride on even the slightest decent.

    Premier Icon slimjim78
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    Anything that Jason McRoy rode.

    THAT red Spesh’especially.

    Premier Icon no_eyed_deer
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    IMO the first Giant Anthem (2005-6 ish?) was the first time full suspension got good. Well, the first time I rode a FS bike and thought – Wow.

    Premier Icon twisty
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    I’m guessing you’re being sarcastic?…

    Seeing as it didn’t go downhill as you were standing on the rear swingarm – so was basically locked out. And was a pogo stick when sat down pedaling. Classic URT rubbish.

    Not being sarcastic. I now know that it was rubbish, but back in 1995 I thought it was the bollox.
    I did at least realise that the Trek 9000 was rubbish just by looking at it.

    Premier Icon twisty
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    Lots of manufacturers have either licensed FSR or are now selling their own interpretations of it – I believe that Specialized’s patent right has expired:

    Wasn’t the FSR a copy of the Amp B4 though?

    Premier Icon poah
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    joolsburger – Member

    Cannondale Carbon Raven, super ugly and weird, I love them.

    first bike I ever sold when I worked in dales, Glasgow. little over 3k

    Premier Icon mcj78
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    I always loved the Klein Mantras too – just sold mine last year after not riding it for the previous 5, was “a bit of a handful” on anything other than light xc… looked good though

    Premier Icon ultracrepidarian
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    Monolith

    Or a Fat Chance Shock-a-billy

    Premier Icon thorpey0
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    Cannondale Carbon Raven, super ugly and weird, I love them.

    Always wanted a Carbon Raven, a mate of mine still talks about his daily commute to work in Manchester and the guy on the train next to him every day who had a Carbon Raven as his commute bike – he openly admitted having never taken it off road. Still brings tears to my eyes…

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