Myles Rockwell stands with a replica re-build of his old Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze DH bike that was on display at Fort William. "The front end was a glorified version of the Manitou #1, as it was called the Manitou #2. The travel was an honest 3" of unrestricted, non dampened, rubber grommet, pogo stick, bull ride travel. The rubbers would frequently explode into bits and change things mid run. The obvious other attributes are, to be honest, the direct cross over of cross country parts. We ran 100% the same equipment apart from possibly the wheels, but that may be it, as the cross country bikes. Ti spindles, 23" bars, Paper thin Yeti Fro IRC tires. I might add that at the time I was running 55 to 60 psi in order to make it down the hill without pinching. I am confident that this bike has gone over 60 on dirt at the Kamikaze and Reebok Eliminator races. I won $5,000 cash - You Tube Rockwell vs. McRoy. I also made my first European appearance on that machine in Kaprun, Austria.Three chain rings for all around riding. We fitted a Manitou bumper inside the front derailier as a fix to losing the chain. No back pedaling in those days. Rim brakes with brake boosters for stopping quick, ha."
"If I am not mistaken the stem was a 135mm, 17degree rise. It was machined down and scalloped out for weight. There to my knowledge were no other choices in our arsenal. Ride the front end baby!"-MR
The travel in the rear was said to be 3". I am a little skeptical, but it seemed to be a big improvement over the little bike that they were claiming ran 1.5" -Myles Rockwell
This bike had both a front and a rear brake booster to help Myles keep things under control. Sort of.
Faux bar suspension. In the shot of the cranks you can see the pivot in line with the granny gear where the chainstays mate to the BB shell.
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