Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The first full suspension bike I ever bought was this beauty! I origianlly had ProForx with a super long travel 3" of travel! then I upgraded to the Manitou EFC which had the breakthrough technology of Elastomers with oil damping, boy those were the days! I remember at the National at Mt. Snow in '96 I had Manitou put the new Mach5 internals in the fork which made the fork super plush with MCU elastomers. Check out the long stem and high seatpost and the great Magura HS-22 that were way too strong for any bike in the day and flexed the hell out of the chainstays, even with the brace. Thank God that disc brakes weren't too far off in the future because rim brakes suck!