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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:33 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
hmmm interesting...but pricey??


Cheaper than you'd think. A quick look at completed listings on eBay has a frame that went for £94, another at £62 (!), a complete (albeit 1999, but they didn't change much) bike for £205. They're not that sought after. But they're great :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Activator 2 ?




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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
See my new love as below 1997 FS


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:02 am 
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The original LTS really was a great design. Perfect for all day rides in our area. Nice and Comfy.

My old one:
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Others... Specialized FSR, Amp (too flexi for a clydesdale), San Andreas, Early Turners.

Also some of the old URT designs (Orange X1, Giant Box, Trek Y).

Some cheap Klein Mantras around if you fancy something different?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:37 am 
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Here are a few that have passed through my hands in the last couple years-a couple of the big ones stayed.

1996 Intense Uzzi SL:

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1995 KHS FXT Team

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1994 Stumpjumper FSR

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1996 Univega Dual Action Team

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Nishiki FS-2 (1994?)

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Ted Wojcik Soft-Trac FS 1996-97

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1996 Santa Cruz Heckler:

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GT LTS-2 (1995?)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:25 am 
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GT LRTS and LTS's, I mean they both won world DH championships, and then other people just rode them all day long everywhere else, what more do you want...:)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:52 am 
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LTS and Specialized FSRs are far and away the class of the pre-97 bikes.
Pedal quite well, don't do weird things under power or braking (well LTSs do jack up a bit under brakes), reliable particularly if Fox sprung rather than Rockshox, and not prone to breaking like some others (LTS-DH chainstays being an exception to that).

As to weight, my 7005 Taiwan LTS-2 with a SX-Ti fork and M737/M900 mix is bang on 26lb built up, not heavy considering it is running Maguras and Rhynolite rims with steel bead Dusters; an American built 6061 early LTS Team with an Alps shock rather than rockshox coil, built with a Judy SL Ti or Mag 21 SL, M900 and light rims and tyres would have to be high 23-low 24lb range.


I would not buy any URT or high pivot bike personally (apart from maybe Foes and Mountain Cycle).


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:48 am 
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GT LTS (plain jane XC ones) Specialized FSR & Santacruz Tazmon (though the Heckler is easier to find)

Owned all 3 and still Have a 94 FSR all superb XC all rounders with sorted suspension


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:50 am 
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Proflex's 856 can be sorted if you fit noleen or risse shock units or even the spring modification which replaces the elastomers. Agreed with elastomers fitted the Full-suss element is pretty vacant. But nice bikes and i love mine :D

Or my fave current ride at the mo, the infamous 'Marmite' bike the Orange X1, this is my ride for Mountain Mayhem this year and i am looking forward to it. Rides nice, climbs great and a little different :D

Just another option to consider :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:57 am 
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Not popular I know But I've always wanted to try a prst-1


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