• 02-08-2013
    jbourne84
    favorite discontinued AM bikes?
    As i comb through classifieds keeping an eye out for a solid used AM bike, I am keeping a spreadsheet of different bike models and year, specs, sizes, so i can have a running reference sheet for major differences in some of the bikes i find.

    Im doing a lot of the research and comparison with manufacturer websites, but plenty of bikes get discontinued or replaced with something nearly identicle. For example, the specialized pitch.

    What are some of your favs that arent in the companies lineup anymore?
  • 02-08-2013
    De La Pena
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    Cannondale Prophet - Circa 2007
    Cannondale Prophet - Circa 2007
  • 02-08-2013
    dump
    Evil sovereign, v1
  • 02-08-2013
    bigfruits
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dump View Post
    Evil sovereign, v1

    havent ridden the v1 but i love the newest version. Indy21 was selling a med frame in the sovereign thread a little while ago...
  • 02-08-2013
    zebrahum
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    I will vote for my ride, the Yeti ASR7. It is a beast and a whole lot of fun.

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  • 02-08-2013
    Uncle Six Pack
    I actually don't have tons of experience with a wide variety of AM bikes, but from personal experience and by word of mouth, I know that nearly everyone who ever rode an enduro (of any year) has found it quite solid. Pre-2005 the design was very different, but still capable for its time. The 2005-2007s are the ones I had lots of experience with. And the variations since 2007 have gotten lots of positive reviews.

    Depending on the components, that frame can be anything from a slightly overweight XC bike to a light FR bike. (although if you are a competitive racer or weight weenie, you will consider it more than slightly overweight regardless of the build)
  • 02-08-2013
    dump
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigfruits View Post
    havent ridden the v1 but i love the newest version. Indy21 was selling a med frame in the sovereign thread a little while ago...

    I have enough v1 sovereigns to last a lifetime (!).
  • 02-08-2013
    Disdom
    +1 on the pitch, I am so hard on my bike and yet it keeps asking for more, from the gnarliest rock gardens, to the tames xc trail then up to the resorts with massive jumps this bike can do it all. Not the lightest, but it's not a total pig either. Mine is 31 lbs with some beefed up parts, ( 720 mm bars, DH stem, 2.4 tires).
    I bought mine nearly new for just under 1 grand...
  • 02-08-2013
    dwyooaj
    santa cruz butcher.
  • 02-09-2013
    brunomu
    specialized pitch pro
  • 02-09-2013
    ubado
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 6bobby9 View Post
    Cannondale Prophet - Circa 2007

    +1! :thumbsup:

    Right there with ya! My '07 Prophet 3Z is a great all around'er ... set it at 67.5 and forget it. Downhills nicely and is a solid climber.
  • 02-09-2013
    Saul Lumikko
    Another happy Prophet rider here. Mine is a 2006 model.
  • 02-09-2013
    innovator8
    Re: favorite discontinued AM bikes?
    I have a 2005 Iron Horse MK3, it's now my second bike, great for climbing and bombing down.
  • 02-09-2013
    titusquasi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zebrahum View Post
    I will vote for my ride, the Yeti ASR7. It is a beast and a whole lot of fun.

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    +1 The ASR 7 is an amazing bike. That bike has "Made For Moab" written all over it.
  • 02-09-2013
    KRob
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    I'd have to add:

    Titus Super Moto
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    Turner Highline
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    Turner RFX
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    Knolly Delirium(Not discontinued yet.... but on indefinite hold)
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  • 02-09-2013
    Scarsandtears
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    +1 The ASR 7 is an amazing bike. That bike has "Made For Moab" written all over it.

    +2, superb bike!!!
  • 02-09-2013
    le_buzz
    Ill add Chumba Evo to the mix
  • 02-09-2013
    nauc
    SC Butcher
    Spesh Pitch
  • 02-09-2013
    Andrei74
    RE: favorite discontinued AM bikes?
    Corsair Marque. Way ahead of its time as far as geo is concerned.
    Sent from my LG-E900 using Board Express
  • 02-09-2013
    chef7734
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    My favorite was my 203 giant ac 2. This is not my bike but here are some pics.
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    I liked how the rear travel was adjustable. I guess the Giant reign replaced it and that is why I now have a reign. I had a lot of fun and fond memories on the ac.
  • 02-09-2013
    J:
    08/09 Titus el Guapo, always wanted to try the Turner Highline
  • 02-09-2013
    ferday
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    not enough actually old bikes here! my favorite is the Balfa 2-step (this one is an 03), so,so far ahead of it's time and i still love this bike to this day. she's been built as a 42lb mini-DH to a 34lb AM rig as pictured

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  • 02-10-2013
    bmxconvert
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    IronHorse 6point. 83mm bottom bracket, 150mm rear end, DW Link suspension and the ability to be built up light, but stiff and strong.

    I still have my '08 6point8 which has outlasted my '09 Fuel, '09 Trance X, '10 Reign, '12 Blur TRC, '10 Enduro, '12 Stumpy Evo. I did modify the frame by milling it to 30.9 to take a Reverb, short-shocked it, gave it some different paint and rode the hell out of it.

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    Yeah, loads of pics because it's a stellar ride.
    I sold the fork off my '13 Mach5.7c and haven't recieved the replacement yet so I rode the 6point yesterday and while it doesn't have the 'racey sprint' feel of the Mach5.7c I can't help but grin every time I ride the 6point whether I'm climbing or descending.
  • 02-10-2013
    cman8
    another vote for the butcher
  • 02-10-2013
    allen mueller
    Another vote for the 6 point or 7 point. Had a 6 for a while and now I ride a 7 point. Either one is super fun to ride and can handle everything so well.

    AL
  • 02-10-2013
    tartosuc
    Balfa 2step is one of the great bike that were so ahead of their time..
    I found one lately that i've built for my step bros. It handle just as good has my Canfield bros one first gen, wich is another that should have stayed that way instead of becoming what it is now.
  • 02-10-2013
    mikkosan
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    favorite discontinued AM bikes?
    Another vote for the Turner RFX
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  • 02-10-2013
    skidad
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    Marin Attack Trail with it's love it or hate it looks but especially the Quad Link 2 design which is terrific
  • 02-11-2013
    dustyduke22
    My votes are for the Iron Horse 7 Point and '08 El Guapo.

    Also will add the older Kona Coilers............so much fun.
  • 02-11-2013
    Tystevens
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    +1 The ASR 7 is an amazing bike. That bike has "Made For Moab" written all over it.

    Never owned one, but the ASR 7 was a very cool bike. I ultimately went Enduro last time I was in the bike market, and haven't looked back, but I'm a little sad that I will probably never get to have an ASR 7.
  • 02-11-2013
    Aresab
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    Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0
    Still riding it today, I love it!
  • 02-11-2013
    Dirtvet
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    Discontinued Bikes
    I own 2 discontinued bikes - Cannondale Prophet and Titus Motolite. Motolite still going strong. Prophet was retired to a place of prominance on my garage wall as industrial art.
  • 02-11-2013
    Betzel
    +1 Quad Link 2.0, Attack Trail or Mount Vision!
  • 02-11-2013
    Teebird
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by innovator8 View Post
    I have a 2005 Iron Horse MK3, it's now my second bike, great for climbing and bombing down.

    +1 on the MKIII! DW Link! Loved that bike. I, unfortunately, had the dreaded rear triangle crack.
  • 02-11-2013
    RiskEverything
    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.
  • 02-12-2013
    Axe
    2007 Kona Coiler Deluxe. Now many companies come out with its geometry as something radically new and improved. 65.7 head angle with 160mm fork, 6" travel. DHX 4 coil shock. 13.7" BB. 23.2" top tube on medium. Perfectly sorted out.

    I still have it, with parts from other bikes upgrades to to keep as a spare - but did not ride it in a more then a year, with my other stable taking the riding time. Prolly should sell it.
  • 02-12-2013
    SSteel
    Haro Xeon.
    You either "got" the bike or you didn't.
    I understood and loved that bike... too bad Haro pulled up stakes in the MTB world.
  • 02-17-2013
    LDB
    What does AM stand for?
  • 02-18-2013
    phoenixnr
    Re: favorite discontinued AM bikes?
    Tomac Snyper 140. Sad day when the whole company went under. Again.... If I had the cash I would have bought a spare for when mine died.

    "So I'm packing my bag for the misty mountain.."
  • 02-18-2013
    Massbiker
    Yeti seven
  • 02-18-2013
    arkon11
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    I'd have to go with the Transition Preston. Probably the best short travel (5") AM/Freeride bikes I've ever ridden. It was a tank, but super stiff, and handled fantastic.

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  • 02-18-2013
    Old Ray
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RSabarese View Post
    Still riding it today, I love it!

    I got an XLT 1.0 that I converted to a singlespeed with a YESS tensioner. It's my go-to bike for all coastal canyon/mesa trail rides in So Cal.

    And for another nominee, my 04 Ellsworth Joker, which weighs just under 29 lb.s in a L frame and has 7" of rear wheel travel. I only ride it when I have a long climb in the ride.
  • 02-19-2013
    edmorales
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    2007 Giant Reign
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  • 02-19-2013
    grandsalmon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SSteel View Post
    Haro Xeon.
    You either "got" the bike or you didn't.
    I understood and loved that bike... too bad Haro pulled up stakes in the MTB world.

    I just sold a new Haro Xeon "S" at the Seattle Bike Swap. Pretty incredible design, central BB pivot, and mad hydroforming!!!
  • 02-19-2013
    mickeydesadist
    I got a 2005 Prophet that just wont quit. Got it on 69 degrees for tight AM
  • 02-19-2013
    pizon
    i like my intense slopestyle. 66 head angle and straight seat tube, fd compatible, 135 or 150 spacing. Got custom dropouts to slacken it out, sitting at 65 degrees for better handling of the steeps... great bike
  • 02-19-2013
    socalMX
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    The Yeti ASR-7! I have had several all mountain bikes including a carbon Nomad and this bike is by far the best I have ever owned! I am so glad I never sold the frame while trying others! It was voted by BIKE magazine as the "most fun to ride AM bike" and that was over The Nomad and Enduro!Attachment 773468Attachment 773469
  • 02-22-2013
    ihaveagibsonsg
    Trek scratch coil. Great beefy bike. The slash is a better all rounder but that scratch was a better descender and big hit bike.
  • 02-23-2013
    thor34
    Yeti ASR 7. Been a great ride
  • 03-05-2013
    hammerheadbikes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dirtvet View Post
    I own 2 discontinued bikes - Cannondale Prophet and Titus Motolite. Motolite still going strong. Prophet was retired to a place of prominance on my garage wall as industrial art.

    DirtVet,

    Hey....we have re-introduced the Hammerhead Bike Brand....our first model is essentially a 29er Version of the old Titus MotoLite. I used to work for Titus back in the day and always loved that bike!

    Check it here if you have interest Austin's Dirty Little Secret - Hammerhead Bicycles

    Thanks, Scott