Old School DH bikes

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  • 10-18-2011
    M5Tucker
    I know a guy that rides the wheels off a yellow one, I see him on the trail all the time.

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    Originally Posted by greddyvox View Post
    I used to love the look of the old Mountain Cycle San Andreas

    does anyone even ride it anymore? or just restore it for display? I think collectors who have their hands on these wouldn't dare bring them to a trail haha

  • 10-20-2011
    rep_1969
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    My 2003 M1. The thing still rocks after all these years. It used to black, changed it up about 3 years ago. It is getting hard to get parts for it now days though. I'm getting the 5th "Avalanched" this winter. Hopefully get 2 more years out of it. It's super fast, but I am jonesing for new technology.
  • 10-20-2011
    twistedlizard720
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    Originally Posted by MonsterD View Post
    That Super8 looks better in person...
    How was the ride back down Blue Ridge trail?(about a month ago)
    I had the ugly red bike. hahaha

    Ride was good. I wish we had more trails around to build jumps on and play though.
  • 10-20-2011
    motobutane
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  • 10-20-2011
    murd
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    Haro DHR
    2002 I think?
    The frame is still solid and hanging in my garage if anybody wants to make me an offer.:)
  • 10-20-2011
    Lelandjt
    That's an Intense that was painted/decaled for Haro. Might as well call it an Intense now that it's stripped.
  • 10-20-2011
    murd
    True but I think the DHR's were the only M1's w/ the adjustable seat mast off an old Uzzi. It's not an exact copy of a production M1.
  • 10-21-2011
    twistedlizard720
    Some old school love

    GT Lobo LTS
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_igNqhmnUi-...00/Lobo_01.jpg

    Giant ATX World Cup (one of my favorites!)
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/fil...atx_wc_195.jpg

    Rocky Mountain RM6/7/9
    http://si6.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/91...m/PB090004.JPG

    Mountain Cycle San Andreas
    http://www.moredirt.co.uk/bikes/23340.jpg

    Cannondale Super V DH (tried posting one of the Dogbone link Super V's but can't find a good photo)
    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...perV4000DH.jpg

    Tomac 204 Magnum
    http://www.traildevils.ch/media/img/..._800_14259.jpg

    KHS Dominatrax
    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb6067093/p4pb6067093.jpg

    Intense Uzzi DH
    http://www.togoparts.com/bikeprofile...s/full/450.jpg

    Cannondale Gemeni DH Prototype (note Dual shock setup, travel was 7" vertical and 2" horizontal)
    http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories...jpg?1304522548

    Rocky Mountain Pipeline
    http://photo.pinkbike.com/photo/630/pbpic630006.jpg

    Schwinn Straight 8
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...e/PICT0052.jpg

    Yeti Lawwill (Yeti went to the same as the above Schwinn at the same time)
    http://dalenet.com/~delmar/dh8.jpg

    Santa Cruz Super 8
    http://p1.pinkbike.com/photo/2113/pbpic2113061.jpg

    Foes Weasel
    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb1048691/p4pb1048691.jpg

    I missed a ton, but feel free to continue the love!
  • 10-22-2011
    chef kungfu
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by twistedlizard720 View Post
    Some old school love



    Cannondale Super V DH (tried posting one of the Dogbone link Super V's but can't find a good photo)
    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...perV4000DH.jpg

    I missed a ton, but feel free to continue the love!

    Here's a picture of my "linked dogbone" version of that DH bike. I think this one was an updated version (2nd edition) of the Fulcrum DH. The one with the crazy drive train & dual BB. It weighs 40#'s. The bike is from '99, the technology is old, but I still take it out every chance I get. I just love ALL old DH bikes. The ones posted here are just beautiful!
  • 10-22-2011
    metelhead
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    Originally Posted by Coopie View Post
    http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/IMG_1099.jpg

    My 05 Turner DHR. Fresh PC and rebuild from Turner at the begining of the season.

    DHR was absolute dream when it came to the steep stuff...stiff, low center of grav and travel just gobbles up the terrain and turned on instinct....fond memories!!! underated even in its time:thumbsup:
  • 10-22-2011
    Coopie
    I agree. This beast rips. Wish I had the skills to really use it, but I do my best. Its pretty much a brand new frame after the fresh PC and factory rebuild no play at all in the dog bone link ( thanks to Greg at Turnerbikes). I will be riding this turner for a few more years.

    http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/IMG_1039.jpg
  • 10-22-2011
    hampstead bandit
    you want old school DH bikes?

    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb5488175/p4pb5488175.jpg

    check out my team bike from 1994 - Bombproof D-2

    with AMP Research Mac-Strut rear suspension giving 3.5" and Rockshox Judy DH fork

    fork was custom fitted with Sachs hydraulic disc brake (before the Judy actually had disc mounts)

    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb5488181/p4pb5488181.jpg

    our team bikes ran Kore and Azonic finishing kit, TWP fork brake and TWP AMP brace, Bullet Bros chain tensioner, SACHS New Success transmission, Wellgo platform pedals, Selle San Marco saddle with carbon fibre rails and FIR / Sachs wheelset with prototype IRC tires
  • 10-22-2011
    twistedlizard720
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    Originally Posted by hampstead bandit View Post
    Rockshox Judy DH fork

    fork was custom fitted with Sachs hydraulic disc brake (before the Judy actually had disc mounts)

    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb5488181/p4pb5488181.jpg

    at first glance I thought that was the old AMP/Rock Shox hydro-mechanical disc brake! Remember the dual crown Judy DH forks? The dual crown Judy was all the rage and I had to have one (never did get one unfortunately).

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    Originally Posted by chef kungfu View Post
    Here's a picture of my "linked dogbone" version of that DH bike. I think this one was an updated version (2nd edition) of the Fulcrum DH. The one with the crazy drive train & dual BB. It weighs 40#'s. The bike is from '99, the technology is old, but I still take it out every chance I get. I just love ALL old DH bikes. The ones posted here are just beautiful!

    I really think this model Cannondale was the turn in suspension performance. I never rode one and KHS ripped off the design but after that the VPP bikes were already in the plans. Then you had Karpiel and Canfield already playing with dual link systems like the Fulcrum.

    Some more classic rigs

    Karpiel Disco Volante (hasn't changed much over 10 years, this one is an '04)
    http://www.bikemontt.com/foro/upload...8,03_thumb.jpg

    K2 Animal!!
    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/1092/K2Animal1.jpg

    GT DHi
    http://www.socaltrailriders.org/gall...T_DHiDrive.jpg

    Out of curiosity, does anyone know the Mongoose DH bike from the late '90's? It had a large "monocoque-ish" downtube and a basic 4 bar rear end. I had almost bought one in 1999 with a boxxer on it. I will never forget that bike because it was the first real DH bike I had ever set my eyes on, and rode.
  • 10-22-2011
    burgundy snake
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    Sure, I'll play. Bender's ride with the Super Monster; 12" (305mm) of travel.
  • 10-22-2011
    Moosey
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    Originally Posted by twistedlizard720 View Post
    Karpiel Disco Volante (hasn't changed much over 10 years, this one is an '04)
    http://www.bikemontt.com/foro/upload...8,03_thumb.jpg

    Fix yer flat!

    just rode with a friend who has an 02 disco. I got to ride it around a bit. Super plush. Still a great rig for sure!
  • 10-22-2011
    ronnyg801
    Neat look at history but these things look clunky and scary as F*CK! except the Turner ;)
  • 10-22-2011
    Lelandjt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by twistedlizard720 View Post
    Does anyone know the Mongoose DH bike from the late '90's? It had a large "monocoque-ish" downtube and a basic 4 bar rear end.

    I think that was another Intense Uzzi DH/M1 variant painted for another company. There were a few years there that several other companies were racing and selling Intenses.
  • 10-22-2011
    Freerydejunky
    01 Turner DHR
    Still alive and kicking!

    http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2894727_n.jpg
  • 10-23-2011
    StuLax18
    Loving these Turners! Reminds me of my bike on steroids. Might have to consider them for a slight upgrade at some point.
  • 10-23-2011
    techfersure
    Forgot I have a one off Black Sheep chromoly DH frame based on Lawwill design.
  • 10-23-2011
    twistedlizard720
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I think that was another Intense Uzzi DH/M1 variant painted for another company. There were a few years there that several other companies were racing and selling Intenses.

    I know which bike you are talking about. It was the Intense M1, and I believe it was Eric Carter that was riding it at the time.

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/...serialNumber=6

    The Mongoose I am talking about was before that. I believe it was based on the Mongoose VRS. It was similar to this but a little beefier. It may have actually been a VRS. I just remember looking at it and riding it and it was nothing like I had ever seen or felt before!

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/files/mar_006_385.jpg

    A couple others I came across

    Specialized FSR Team DH
    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...uild_4_165.jpg

    Norco VPS
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/111_1105.jpg

    Diamondback XTS Moto
    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/P1040508.jpg

    Rotec
    http://dirt.mpora.com/wp-content/upl.../RotecMain.jpg

    BMW (not the car)
    http://www.avalanchedownhillracing.com/bmwtmxlink.jpg

    Risse Racing's bolt together DH bike
    http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb2174981/p4pb2174981.jpg
  • 10-23-2011
    xcmrx
    Wow some of these bike bring back some memories of all the bikes that i wanted to build when i was 15 lol.
  • 10-23-2011
    Mr.Magura
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I think that was another Intense Uzzi DH/M1 variant painted for another company. There were a few years there that several other companies were racing and selling Intenses.

    Exactly.

    Both Mongoose and Kawasaki had such.

    I have a Kawasaki edition that still sees frequent use.


    Magura :)
  • 10-23-2011
    twistedlizard720
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    Originally Posted by xcmrx View Post
    Wow some of these bike bring back some memories of all the bikes that i wanted to build when i was 15 lol.

    The Super 8 I ride now was my dream bike when I was 16. I wanted the Scuba Yellow but the opportunity arose to purchase this bike. I remember making a dream wishlist in one of my computer classes and it was built to the list. White Bros. DH3, Purple Hayes, Kooka stem and all. Some drivetrain components have changed through the years, but mostly remains unchanged. I don't ever think I will let it go because it is my dream rig.
  • 10-23-2011
    xcmrx
    That's pretty awesome man. I've been wanting to build one of these old bikes with some of the newer tech available now and make my own old school resto mod beast.