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Who remembers ATZ forks
I believe thats what they were called, either ATZ or AZT. Basically a reversed Ritchey Logic fork, with a leading link part added to the front, similar to a Lawill Leader. The first I saw in person was on a local NJ expert racer who had some grassroots sponsorship from Mountain Goat and road on of those funky green/orange Whiskeytown's. I also do recall pictures of a full ATZ bike in the magazines, with the same type of linkage added to the rear of a frame.
Anyone else recall this fork? Any pictures?
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I think Phillipe Perakis was sponsored by them too. Never saw anyone else use em.
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I think the designer’s name was Francis Glatz. Swiss, I believe. I briefly messed around with Philippe Perakis’ Cilo bike when we were chatting at Mont Ste Anne one year. He was surprisingly cool about that, maybe b/c we were chatting in French. The thing was pretty neat. Cast aluminum. In fact, Phillipe’s bike had a similar design on the back end. I was always a fan of linkage forks, but I’m not sure how much travel those things had…less than the standard 2-3 inches at the time.
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