I think I am the only one that ever rode the Boxxer with Linear Pull brakes.
Wish I had a picture available. I still have the boxxer and the bolt on brake posts.....and Non-disk Boxxer front 20mm hub. *groan*
Hey I forgot I had these old pics on RM.
6/4.5 f/r or XC FS bike travel.....
GT STS 1500DS
6" Boxxer '98?????
LX V brakes
Shimano DH clipless pedals
Sun Mammoth rims
Massix Highroller 2.35
IRC Missle 2.25 (I think)
Tioga DH saddle
Titec XYZ seat post, right?
I did have a Bullit BRos chain tensionor at one time on there.....
braded metal cable housing (just cause no benefit really)
So long ago.....but not as long ago as some of these things
Hey my older GT LTS 4"/3" front an rear. Snoqualmie Pass descender....oh those were expensive runs. Always breaking something.
Nope, that was another proto being used at about the same time at the ATX-1 (98-99 era), not sure if it was ever produced in N. America but might have seen limited release in Europe. I know Rob Warner rode that frame for a while in those years.
The Rock Shox/Paul Turner design predates this frame quite a bit and used a pull shock mounted in front of the downtube by the bottom bracket. And, if my memory of 1995 serves me correct, it was a URT (thats Unified Rear Triangle for thsoe of you fortunate enough not to have ridden through the early years of mtn. bike suspension disasters). Tomac tested it for a bit towards the end of the season.
something like this but with a yellow front end and purple rear triangle. Also, the pivots were under the bottom bracket i believe, making the swingarm move rearward. i remembered after i sketched this one and didn't feel like changing it.
Where'd you get that pic? Weird to see it all shiny and new, mine is totally worked over.
That was one of the designs the were looking at, along with the single pivot w/shock linkage DH Team that ended up being the one to go into production.
Personally, I kind of liked the one you have pictured there, I think it rode a bit better, and with the slightly rearward axle path, it was really smooth.
Even after the '02 DH bike launched, there was still talk of introducing that one, perhaps with a different front triangle, as that one was just based on the ATX DH frames. Only bummer is that they tended to crack around the BB, I'll post a picture tonight, but it's funny, there is a 100mm BB shell welded onto this super-narrow frame, with these "wing" gussets to try to hold it on. Not the best idea, but it was just a proto...
The same guy who did the Maestro bikes designed this one.
I have one, but it's got a pretty crappy shock on there. Keep meaning to get it back running with something a bit newer, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'll post up a pic tonight...
There were some team bikes, and then the test protos. Mine is a weird mix of both. Myles' extra front triangle with the rear end of one of the test bikes that had it's front end crack.
There were a couple of reasons, but that was one, yes. Regardless, it's a great-riding bike, I think I still have one of the old-ass ugly Yellow/Purple/Red Fox DH jerseys if I ever get it build back up, so I can rock the old-school fugly look...
I remember that about the website, that was funny. Lazy IT folks at the home office I guess...
I had Canti with brake boosters (aluminum arches) "servowave" Shimano levers (multiple changing leverage ratios) various compound brake pads steal wool and rubbing alcohal........to name but a few things we tried weekly to keep our Canti's working back in the day. Kids, they jsut don't know how good they have things these days. lol hahahahahaaaaa....cough...cough....*gurgle*...hahahaha....cough.....spit.