• 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.
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  • 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
    Deerhill
    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