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    Quote Originally Posted by RiskEverything View Post
    Not many truly old bikes listed here!

    How about the first truly effective FS design, the Cannondale Super-V? '96 Vintage single-pivot design that wasn't very different from what they were using a decade later.



    A little drilling, cutting, mix-and-match later and I've got a 30lb bike with 6" travel at both ends. Since that photo was taken I've added SLX cranks and gotten the fork rebuilt. The shock is getting PUSHed when my income tax return arrives, and then the bike is "done"!

    I need to take a picture from the drive-side to show off the 1x9 setup.
    Dat Mav fork.

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    Gotta throw my hat in the game......

    Miss the old SC Bullit......versatile AM/FR rig.



    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Santa Cruz Nickel.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I love my Bullit, seconded hard.
    Anybody know what happened to Canfield's The One? it's no longer on the website. I hope we don't have to add it to this thread...
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    Yeti sb66 are discontinued now I think, and I think santa Cruz blur too, both bikes I've lusted for

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    Canfield's venerable The One. Best do-anything bike I've ever been on.
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    favorite discontinued AM bikes?

    It seems my current bike is now discontinued, so it qualifies. Nicolai Helius AM. 170mm, just spot on handling, stiff, and you get to pick any color you want. Well, before it was replaced with all the 650 goodies and stuff you could.
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    2005 Foes FXR with Manitou Sherman, Curnutt forever!
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    Whyte 146 bikes 24.9 lbs
    146-150mm travel
    Unique amazing suspension design
    650b compatible

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    Oh man... cool thread idea. Lots of bikes I've owned (Bullit), currently own (The One) and still considering to buy (Butcher/Nickel) - shows I'm behind the times.

    People are adding good other old wants too... El Guapo for example.

    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the venerable Maverick bikes. They really were far ahead of the AM mindset. I still love my DUC32s w/ 2 in my fleet....

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    It's a real shame they discontinued a lot of these frames. I really like my old Joker, which btw is an '05 frame, although I don't believe there's any significant difference between the 04 and the 05 models. I works extremely well with a Manitou Swinger 3 Way Air shock. Pedals great, and 7" of rear wheel travel. I set it with 1" of sag on the travel, and it's buttery smooth on the trail, and it climbs very well. No levers to flip, or nothin'.

    Single pivots might be out-dated, but they can work extremely well of they're designed and set up right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    I love my Bullit, seconded hard.
    Anybody know what happened to Canfield's The One? it's no longer on the website. I hope we don't have to add it to this thread...
    Don't think I ever saw an official death notice or reason from Canfield, but my understanding is that The One has been "replaced" by the new Balance coming out this year.

    I use quotes for "replaced", as those are my words, since from what I've read the Balance will serve a different niche than The One. I have a feeling that the new Balance will be closer to what many people think of as an All-Mountain bike, whereas, I think The One leans a little more toward downhill on the spectrum than your average AM bike.

    I bought one of the last The Ones last fall. Sometimes I find myself walking out to the garage just to stare at my The One! Love that bike, but I don't think I'd cry over having to "settle" for a Balance though.

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    favorite discontinued AM bikes?

    I'm not a big fan of specialized but my friend has the Pitch which was a pretty capable bike. It seems many others agree. The giant reign, I doubt the trance X "replaced" it. I hope they keep the reign x and give it some carbon.


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    favorite discontinued AM bikes?

    The company Chumba, R.I.P


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    I do miss my Butcher from time to time. I also miss Iron Horse's old DW link trail bikes.
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    favorite discontinued AM bikes?

    GT sanction....... Love mine still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    GT sanction....... Love mine still.
    This. Don't own one but a friend does and man is that a great bike. I don't envy him on climbs but going down that bike is just awesome. If I ever find a good deal on one I'd snap it up in a heartbeat.

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    I would like to have owned a Marin Rocky Ridge...favorite discontinued AM bikes?-marinrockyridge-670-80.jpg
    My bikes, Slayer 70 and Switch 2

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    favorite discontinued AM bikes?

    ^nice


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike H. View Post
    I would like to have owned a Marin Rocky Ridge...Click image for larger version. 

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    No thanks, I like the discontinued version.
    My bikes, Slayer 70 and Switch 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    I also miss Iron Horse's old DW link trail bikes.
    Me too. I wish they could have worked out the issues with the MKIII's cracking (and the flexing) because IMO it ws the best geometry and suspension on any bike I've owned for trail/am (including the DW-Link 5-Spot I am on now)

    I wish I had jumped on a 6-Point a few years ago.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    The whole Iron Horse brand. Always wanted a 6 point. Too bad about the brand. Now I could go to Wal-mart and pick up a 'Sinister'. Oh well. Seem so many vids from the late '00s of people shredding serious trail on 6s or 7s. They had their day.

    Otherwise my vote goes to the Cannondale Prophet or SC Blur LT.

    Oh and sweet uber V! There are a couple of guys rocking modded Vs on my local trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twd953 View Post
    Don't think I ever saw an official death notice or reason from Canfield, but my understanding is that The One has been "replaced" by the new Balance coming out this year.

    I use quotes for "replaced", as those are my words, since from what I've read the Balance will serve a different niche than The One. I have a feeling that the new Balance will be closer to what many people think of as an All-Mountain bike, whereas, I think The One leans a little more toward downhill on the spectrum than your average AM bike.

    I bought one of the last The Ones last fall. Sometimes I find myself walking out to the garage just to stare at my The One! Love that bike, but I don't think I'd cry over having to "settle" for a Balance though.
    Aww, I really wanted one of those!
    Seems like all the long travel am bikes are being phased out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by twd953 View Post
    Don't think I ever saw an official death notice or reason from Canfield, but my understanding is that The One has been "replaced" by the new Balance coming out this year.

    I use quotes for "replaced", as those are my words, since from what I've read the Balance will serve a different niche than The One. I have a feeling that the new Balance will be closer to what many people think of as an All-Mountain bike, whereas, I think The One leans a little more toward downhill on the spectrum than your average AM bike.

    I bought one of the last The Ones last fall. Sometimes I find myself walking out to the garage just to stare at my The One! Love that bike, but I don't think I'd cry over having to "settle" for a Balance though.
    I'm not being replaced nor getting discontinued

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