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    Classic Amp Research B2 Check it OUT!


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    Might not be the greatest ride but the parts are definitely worth the $300. I'd grab it before somebody else does.
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    it'd be a cool vintage mtb, but it's got so many updated parts on it, it'd be a job. maybe sell off the new stuff in order to find some OEM stuff to keep the whole thing vintage.

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    Where's $300 when you need it? That was my first FS bike! I'd jump all over it.

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    Really thinking about getting it. With the up graded parts i wounder if i can ride it on trials. give me your idea!


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    Where's $300 when you need it? That was my first FS bike! I'd jump all over it.

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    Deff a nasty vintage bike, pretty good condition too


    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    it'd be a cool vintage mtb, but it's got so many updated parts on it, it'd be a job. maybe sell off the new stuff in order to find some OEM stuff to keep the whole thing vintage.

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    The F3 XC fork is only thing that makes it itcy to ride on trials

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    I've got one that is factory fresh and totaly jewled up stairs(where I keep my old bikes).

    I'm kinda scared to ride it cuz it's so nice.

    bougth it in '94.... rode it till '03.. AMP rebuilt my shock and completely went through the fork. When I got it all back, I took some Mother's to it and put it up.
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    Yes, it's a perfectly capable mountain bike to ride XC.
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    maybe scared the welding on a old bike isnt thebeest

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstRider1212 View Post
    maybe scared the welding on a old bike isnt thebeest



    No worries about that.

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    Y do u say that?
    Do u think it can handle a light trial, 2feet drops maybe 3


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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstRider1212 View Post
    Y do u say that?
    Do u think it can handle a light trial, 2feet drops maybe 3



    No, its a XC race bike.

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    Gotta tak a look at it this week

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    check the welds for cracks carefully if you are going to get it. It is an older aluminum frame and if it has lived a good long life there is a chance of cracks. A 6061-T6 frame is hard to repair as it requires heat treating. Post up in the vintage forum for more advice, i'm not a vintage guru just vintage.
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    What Rockcrusher and AZmnts said, check frame carefully, and rock that Amp front fork
    to be sure it's still up to snuff. Other than that, that bike is a very good XC bike.
    NO DROPS, it was never intended for AM or DJ riding.
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    AMP Research still sells bushings for those forks.

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    Thanks great advice! pumped


    Quote Originally Posted by Loudviking View Post
    What Rockcrusher and AZmnts said, check frame carefully, and rock that Amp front fork
    to be sure it's still up to snuff. Other than that, that bike is a very good XC bike.
    NO DROPS, it was never intended for AM or DJ riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstRider1212 View Post
    Thanks great advice! pumped
    Be aware that the non-linked strut designs like that are really susceptible to side loads and shock failure. The risse shock will certainly help but i recall landing a small jump a little off kilter on my old Mantis Profloater and bending the shock shaft due to the side load. It is definitely a go fast and fly low type of bike but a perfectly capable go fast and fly low bike. Hope you get it!

    Post pictures if you do!
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    Ya i just love the way it looks and gotta love a classic bike!!


    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Be aware that the non-linked strut designs like that are really susceptible to side loads and shock failure. The risse shock will certainly help but i recall landing a small jump a little off kilter on my old Mantis Profloater and bending the shock shaft due to the side load. It is definitely a go fast and fly low type of bike but a perfectly capable go fast and fly low bike. Hope you get it!

    Post pictures if you do!

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    THe owner of the bike said he did ride it on trials, here is the vid of the trial.

    Mountain Biking at Schaeffer Farms - YouTube

    Bike took alot of bounces!


    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Be aware that the non-linked strut designs like that are really susceptible to side loads and shock failure. The risse shock will certainly help but i recall landing a small jump a little off kilter on my old Mantis Profloater and bending the shock shaft due to the side load. It is definitely a go fast and fly low type of bike but a perfectly capable go fast and fly low bike. Hope you get it!

    Post pictures if you do!

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    Another older AMP frame on the local Craigslist

    Amp Research B2 Full Suspension Mountain Bike Frame Tioga TWP Noleen

    Personally, I wouldn't ride it, but it is cool to see folks interested in these.
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    Amp B2 with original fork

    I have a B2 I need to part with don't ride it much and its been sitting ...has manitou front forks, avid single digit brakes weyless bars, odyssey siffener, original fork included... specialized seat, and much more I can send pics for details.....low seat height on this bike.

    If you are interested let me know I would rather see an enthusiast get this one rather than a thrasher that won't know what it is....

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    As a kid I dreamed about owning a bike like this. That and a Trek Y-33.

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    The Amp b2 pics

    I posted pics of the B2 on my gallery page .... anybody want it it's in Ontario Ca.

    robert

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