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 Post subject: Ultimate Machine Co
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Anybody care to share information and pictures of Ultimate Machine Co products?

My recent bike acquisition included a very nicely made Ultimate crown (Ti bolts and steerer) which has sparked my interest in these products.

Lets see those little spacemen!


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Prescott, AZ? I remember something about a frame manufacturer from there. Conejo?

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Nope, that was Phoenix.

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Someone else. Steel, and exclusive.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:43 pm 
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ULTIMATE MACHINE - A manufacturer of high-quality, extremely light-weight MTB components; titanium and aluminium are essential for their production.

The name makes it very difficult for on-line searching....

My recent acquisition. Hoping to gather as many parts as possible for the "Ultimate Build....."


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:23 am 
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nice cranks! They look like Race Face and Grafton mixed together ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:56 pm 
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The cranks do look like the lovechild of Grafton and Raceface. Durability? Not so sure but they look nice!

2 more pictures of Ultimate products. Wish the seatpost was a 30mm....


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:04 am 
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FMJ wrote:
Prescott, AZ? I remember something about a frame manufacturer from there. Conejo?

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Nope, that was Phoenix.

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Someone else. Steel, and exclusive.


Five inches travel in back...and an AMP fork up front...not much balance...?


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:06 pm 
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If im not mistaken, Ultimate actually made things for TNT. Thats why Some components are basically identical..


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Comparing a TNT hub with a Ultimate I think you are right, very similar in design and construction.

Wonder if UMC started as a contractor for various brands then started their own line?


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Found one more UMC item, a nice looking cassette, Ti?

Anybody have additional images or UMC branded products?


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:55 am 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Comparing a TNT hub with a Ultimate I think you are right, very similar in design and construction

TNT stuff was made by Ultimate Machine:

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