Sexiest Old-School DH Bike Out There

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Sexiest Old-School DH Bike Out There
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Posted: Jul 15, 2019 at 5:05 Quote
andydhteam wrote:
shwinn8 wrote:
2013 isn't what I would even consider "old school" . yeah, the Single pivot fury isn't anything special

I consider anything pre 2001 old school

ditto

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 at 5:18 Quote
part of me leans towards 2002 or 2003 , which ever was the last year of the Yeti DH9 and the Lawwill suspension for that era

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 8:12 Quote
brassinne wrote:
shwinn8 wrote:
Kane Creek makes an lower headset cup that might allow me to put the tapered steerer tube of the Emerald on. i have to pull the fork and measure the inside diameter of the headtube first
Risse racing can make you new crowns with a replaceable steer tube. I had them make some for a 2003 monster T because I wanted a flat upper and lower crown with direct mount. Cost me $200

I contacted Risse, Kevin said they are already in the process of making a 1-1/8 lower crown for another Emerald owner and will let me know more when they get closer to finishing it!

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 12:19 Quote
Nice fork and brakes.

Frame and wheels are definitely too new though, TR450 came out in 09 IIRC?

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 12:26 Quote
Not old school at all. I mean it even has a tapered headtube.

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 12:59 Quote
Also just noticed, Whats with the cranks? (Vendetta's I assume from the V?) The bmx crank thing was always an odd choice in my book, and I started on a DH bike that ran them from the factory...

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 at 15:20 Quote
ratcat wrote:
Also just noticed, Whats with the cranks? (Vendetta's I assume from the V?) The bmx crank thing was always an odd choice in my book, and I started on a DH bike that ran them from the factory...

They only did originally because they where the only alternative to square taper and wouldn't explode.

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 at 10:03 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
ratcat wrote:
Also just noticed, Whats with the cranks? (Vendetta's I assume from the V?) The bmx crank thing was always an odd choice in my book, and I started on a DH bike that ran them from the factory...

They only did originally because they where the only alternative to square taper and wouldn't explode.


lol lol lol lol lol lol true story LMAO

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 at 20:12 Quote
That’s why BMW went with Profiles. Still the best cranks ever made IMO...

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 at 20:32 Quote
Skootur wrote:
That’s why BMW went with Profiles. Still the best cranks ever made IMO...
I couldn't agree more. I've seen profile cranks survive things that no crank should.

Posted: Jul 17, 2019 at 22:26 Quote
I ran profile ss cranks on several bikes in the early to late 2000's. Granted, I'm a true clydesdale. And although my most recent cranks are saints and have had zero issues with them, noting has ever felt as indestructible as the profiles. However, I did have some kona isis drive crank arms on my hardtail that were a close second.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 at 3:56 Quote
I will NEVER run anything other than Profiles on my race BMX till the day I die.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 at 13:14 Quote
Profiles standards have massively dropped, in quality and even more worrying in customer service. Would not recommend to a friend.

Posted: Jul 26, 2019 at 19:27 Quote
How about this bad boy I ran across in my buddies shop the other day.



 
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