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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Nov 09, 2012 08:56 am

Hope disc brakes, later renamed the C2, I believe, when they introduced their "open" evolutionary update.

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby prawny » Fri Nov 09, 2012 09:30 am

I've only just got my first. My Rockrider.

I always lusted after an RTS though. Proper good looking bikes them especially the '96 Team edition with the yellow Judy SLs Mmmmm.
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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby RevellRider » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:36 am

YeehaaMcgee wrote:Hope disc brakes, later renamed the C2, I believe, when they introduced their "open" evolutionary update.


Originally available in a Sport' and 'Pro' version with levers to match. Later on all callipers came as 'Pro'

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:49 am

Are you sure they came in two versions? I'm almost certain there was only one kind of brake, and one kind of lever for some length of time.

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby njee20 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:57 am

There was definitely Sport and Pro levers for a while in the late 90s, virtually everyone had the Pro ones though.

Sport:
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They look so agricultural compared to the finely CNC'd ones of today!

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby ibbo68 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:15 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
They certainly look like from from (my ageing deteriorating)memory :D
Can't remember which lever though :roll:

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:51 pm

I'm confused. I know there were two, but I'm still fairly certain that for a while, you could only get the sport c2 - and back when it was the only choice, it had no model name!
Still got an original (Exactly the same as c2 sport) as the rear brake on my spare bike.

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby RevellRider » Fri Nov 09, 2012 14:03 pm

Sorry Yeehaa, I meant when the renamed it C2. It was only one lever and one calliper (in black) when they first launched the original brake.

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Fri Nov 09, 2012 14:13 pm

That's how I remember it... but I may be wrong, mind.

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby hopper1 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 08:33 am

My Giant NRS 1, 2004 (I think).
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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby Bartimaeus » Thu Nov 15, 2012 08:57 am

Giant Anthem X4 - 2010... also the first MTB I ever bought.
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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby snoopsmydogg » Fri Nov 16, 2012 14:20 pm

Saracen Havoc circa 1995-96 (pic to follow). A heavy steel BSO frame that still sits in my garage, the elastomer in the rst forks have deteriorated but I cant bring myself to take it to the tip.

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby raceface gt » Sat Nov 17, 2012 18:07 pm

Mine was a Mongoose teocalli elite didn't last long though didn't like the look of it to square
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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby spongtastic » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:36 pm

Mine was a 2009 FSR XC Expert. Liked it because it made trails easier, but didn't because in making them easier the trails I ride became rather boring, sold it after paying off cyclescheme at the end of 12 months.
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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby d00m » Thu Nov 22, 2012 20:07 pm

Officially it was a raleigh activator 2, but my first real susser was a 97 proflex reptile like this...

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A whopping 2.5" front travel and 3.5" at the rear, provided by lumps of rubber, soft and compliant in summer, rock solid on cold days. Still got the frame in the shed :D

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Thu Nov 22, 2012 20:12 pm

I'm frankly horrified that Proflex were still so dependant on elastomers as late as 1997.
I remember following one, not sure if it was the same model, in Coed y Brenin, and deciding to give it "a little space" since the back end was twanging about so alarmingly I was concerned it would explode right in front of me.

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby d00m » Thu Nov 22, 2012 21:16 pm

It had 3.5 inches of suspension travel, and about the same in lateral flex :D very comfy though in warm weather on rolling terrain. It would feel out of its depth at a modern trail center I reckon. I did end up snapping the rear shock, very odd failure. I then went out and bought a gt xcr2000 with QR20's and a fox vanilla air shock and felt the future arrive :D

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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby oodboo » Thu Nov 22, 2012 21:29 pm

This was mine:
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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby neilrosser » Sun Nov 25, 2012 14:04 pm

Only just got my first FS :D 2012 EX8
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Re: Your first full sus bike

Postby SomeIdeaNoGear » Mon Nov 26, 2012 22:34 pm

Only got my first full susser this year... a lovely Trek Remedy 7, 2010 vintage from the Bay of E... which reminds me, I need to make a kitchen post in the Your Mountain Bikes section.


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