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    muddy fox

    can somebody give me some info on this muddy fox frame?

    i dont even know what year it is.
    i just looked great and was sheap.









    grtz, wouter

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    its a muddy fox interactive, from '95 i think
    very expensive at the moment (about 4000$ complete). one shock drive both front and rear suspension, and had some anti bob action (an early stable plateform)
    very stiff lateraly but a bit heavy for a XC frame.
    that is what is was said at the time

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    It's a Muddy Fox interactive Comp, released in 1997. they were about 1999 new and came with shimano xt groupset i believe.. very nice bike... used to have one myself. If anybody has one for sale please let me know!

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    Wow..

    Interesting machine, I'm sure you are super exited about your new find and you hands are shaking but can you please take proper in focus pictures of the frame and other details.

    Ps: the front is very similar to what BMW calls a "televeler" and is being used on their motorcycles since 1993 with excellent results, very rigid, long lasting and with great antidive features.

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    Hi there all,

    Well I've got a mint one siting in my entry.. still think it's the best looking bike ever made.. the fact when you brake hard the whole bike lowers makes it REAL stable to ride on the flat stuff..
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    PS this is of the bike before being upgraded.. looks a little different now.. 2008 X.0, XTR brakes, RAceface post, handlebars, XT crank, Middleburn rings....

    Here's the thing.. this frame has NEVER been used off road.. from new...

    I'll get some more photos up if you like?

    Take it easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santercruz
    the fact when you brake hard the whole bike lowers makes it REAL stable to ride on the flat stuff..

    Here's the thing.. this frame has NEVER been used off road.. from new...

    That would explain why you think its a great bike.
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    still think it's the best looking bike ever made..
    Doctor Frankenstien, your ride is ready. The 100 yard driveway ride to the lab is really taking it's toll on the tyres...egor

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    One shock for both front and rear?

    That doesn't seem like it would work...

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    Ok here we go...

    It probably reads that I'm a tarmac jockey.. I'm not.. just sold my old GT STS I loving restored/upgraded and thrashed into the ground, sure the MF a mutant lookin thing but it was pushing the boundry way back when everyone was playing safe, back when muddy fox had more DH models than any other manufacturer!..back when they made real bikes.. the names been bought and raped by lesser companies since..

    This doesnt ride like a Cannondale Scalpal... this is true, I haven't thrashed it off road because it's worth a lot mint and I love building bikes.. so I'm gonna enjoy Tricking it out, someone else can then thrash it if they want...

    The single shock activates the rear at the same time as the front which means the bike will always stay level.. I hanent rode it loose stuff that will throw stones and chip the paintwork, I have took it to a skate park and over other things to see how it feels and I like it, like I say very stable at speed on the flat stuff...

    Here's a pic of a Klein I built recently... Very light, very fast, I loved it...

    Shoot a guy down why don't ya....



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    Sorry about the spelling there!

    I know the klein has nothing to do with the thread, but this is another bike I bought in a bit of a state, and dragged into now land.. and it was used too guys.. just to show I'm not a rookie..

    I've had more injuries on the bike than i can remember over the last 19 years of mountainbiking (Including a broken neck from attempting a 5' drop off when I was 10. Granted, not on a mountain bike then.. as there was no such thing..)

    Too quick off the mark there boyos..

    Take it easy..

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    That saddle would scare the $%)* out of my junk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santercruz
    .. just to show I'm not a rookie..

    Too quick off the mark there boyos..

    Take it easy..

    Santercruz, Don't worry about that remark that implied you might not know a good bike when you see one. Before that post, I think three others more or less agreed with your assessment that the Interactive is a nice machine. I enjoyed seeing yours, thanks for posting it.

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    Santacruz...it's all good fun!

    The muddy fox (isn't that along the lines of a dirty sanchez?) is quite a bike, and in great shape, I just wouldn't call it "pretty".

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    Hey KDXdog, no worries bud,

    Sure she's maybe an acquired taste, a bit freaky, I just like stuff that's designed by some one thinking outside of the box you know.. It's one of the only attempts to get a full interactive suspension on the go, I like it for that.... not very often a concept bike goes into production pretty much unchanged!

    The thing has soul.

    Look after the oldies, one day we'll be retro parts ourselves!

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    The Muddy Fox Interactive Comp looks like the forefather of Whyte PRST's and BMW's Televeler similar concept bike.
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    Some innovative German firm like Nicolai, Liteville and Grossman also take their shots with linkage forks from Para another boutique German fork company
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    It seems to me that this thread should be moved to the Downhill - Freeride Forum! I'm having a difficult time seeing anything VRC about it...
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    Its going downhill, thats for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Its going downhill, thats for sure.
    Yepper!!!
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    Wait wait....if I put some canti's and Syncros on those bikes would they be consider vintage then..

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    Hardly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salsa-luma
    Hardly.

    is it possible to be a vintage nut and a techno-weenie? I think some of those look kinda neat, namely that Nicolai. But yeah, not really vintage. Maybe retro with that Girvin-esque fork.

    Whats the story on that fork and Nicolai? (cowering from the VRC tomatoes being thrown my way for asking. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    is it possible to be a vintage nut and a techno-weenie? (cowering from the VRC tomatoes being thrown my way for asking. )

    No secret that you're both. I'll throw tomatoes at you anyway because it sounds fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    No secret that you're both. I'll throw tomatoes at you anyway because it sounds fun.

    hey, last time we rode the trails you were on something pretty modern looking.

    and hey, the guys who built these cool bikes back then were also on the cutting edge in mtb advancement so i don't feel so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    hey, last time we rode the trails you were on something pretty modern looking.
    No doubt. I'm in the same boat as you are, though slightly less 'techy'.

    The tomato throwing was unrelated to your comment.
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