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    First New Mountain Cycle in Years.

    This is a pic of the first new Mountain Cycle in years.
    It's going to be available as a full rigid Urban attack bike, or as a hardtail with a Marzocchi Corsa and Kenda Knobs.
    It's got lots of carbon, DT Swiss, FSA. and Shimano Dyna Sys drivetrain.
    I'm not sure if it's available yet, but they were talking about a belt drive single speed version as well.
    There is a whole new lineup on the way. Including a new San Andreas, Shockwave, Zen etc.

    A little add on. This link goes to the first official pics of the Hardtail.

    http://www.mountaincycle.com/bikes/26and6

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    the seat seems a bit high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olegbabich
    the seat seems a bit high.
    LOL.
    That's bike is in the clutches of the company development man. He is 6ft 3" and long legged apparently.
    I've never met him, but "G.." is a big dude.
    By MC man Gerard's accounts, it's a real rocket.
    He said that on a ride in Australia, where he lives, he was giving rodies a bad time on the rigid version.
    He said he can't wait to try the Marzocchi Corsa equipped hardtail version, on one of his favorite trails.
    I'm hoping to get to ride one at Bootleg Canyon, at the end of Jan.

    For those that may be acquainted with Mountain Cycle products like the Fury, Battery or Shockwave, you should know this.
    This is a lightweight hot rod of a bike. It's not meant to be hammered around in an abusive way, like most MC models of the past.
    It's really MC's first true XC race model.


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    G-force knows his bikes. Better yet he knows his aesthetics and design. A talented designer with time at Ducati in Italy. I suspect the new San Andreas and rumored 29er will be outstanding. And G will make sure the builds challenge the norm. We could have a special bike brand about to re-appear (the Ducati of MTB perhaps). And who wouldn't want to see Mountain Cycle go again?

    I remember trying their disks, inverted suspension fork and drooling over the original San Andreas in about 1990. A time ago yet so far ahead of time - like Klein and AMP - they were true pioneers from the get-go who knew where to go.

    Welcome back Mountain Cycles!

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    Yes G is talented. I think some of the styling ques came from some of our all black Stealth Furys that some of us built.
    And of course it has the secret MTB speed enhancment devices as standard equipment. (Red Bits, LOL)
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    meh

    zzzzzzz... seems like a roadie's wet dream, not something I'd want or need.

    Don't take it the wrong way, I am a MC supporter (4 MC's lifetime total). I just hope the new suspension bikes are more inspiring and modern. I mean, the geometry chart on the site says that this bike's head angle is 71 degrees... with what length/travel fork?! If a ~4" travel fork, that's so 2001.

    With all respect to G, it's a hard job to design for everyone, but suspension bikes is where the action's at in SoCal. Get that dialed with good geo and you'll have some new loyal followers for the next 20 years.

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    Here is a '96 SA with some new parts, a fresh polish, it's still going strong and looks like new! This bike is like a cat, it has nine lives.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigapplecard
    WOW!!

    Nice Look...
    This is actual need of mountain racers...
    Thank
    Wow, your first post, welcome home!

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    Zen

    JUST PUT THE NEW RIGID FORK FROM 26AND6 ON MY ZEN NICE FORK

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfriz
    JUST PUT THE NEW RIGID FORK FROM 26AND6 ON MY ZEN NICE FORK
    Lets see a pic.

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    '96 SA
    Whoa! Look at that BB height!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669
    Whoa! Look at that BB height!
    Yeah, I know. Just think how much more popular of a bike it would have been with a normal BB height. It's the only bad trait the SA has. You get used to it and I run a little more sag in the shock.

    The X-Fusion shock works great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigapplecard
    Thanks a lot
    Your welcome. Post #2, I guess your just easing into it!

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    That has to be the highest BB I've ever seen.... I'm sure I'd get a nose bleed being that high up My eyeballs say that sucker is 18" up there...wow

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Here is a '96 SA with some new parts, a fresh polish, it's still going strong and looks like new! This bike is like a cat, it has nine lives.

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    It's 15".

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    Guess its an illusion..axles are 13" off ground and it looked you your BB was another 4-5" up but putting a straight edge up to my screen I see it is more like 2" which is what you say. Still looks RAD!
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    Cool, i thought Mtn Cycle was out of the game more than a decade ago. They don't appear in the Mags at all these days.
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