I've got to say that I'm very impressed with both the bikes and the information that everyone has been submitting to this thread, and I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying it.
I started the thread partly due to my recent Dyna Tech aquisition and the mystery surrounding it's specific identity.
In trying to identify it I realised that there is lack of readily accessible and reliable information out there, so it seemed a natural decision to try to satisfy my curiousity by starting this thread.
In my early research I came across the 1992 titanium catalogue (many thanks to carlton dyna-tech) and remembered owning a copy of this BITD. I really wanted a Quantum but fate and circumstances lead me down another path and I never ended up owning one. So I guess there's an emotional link too.
In terms of opening the thread up to other Raleigh Special Products bikes, then of course I'd have no objection to that. I'm just as much trying to find out the place that the Dyna Tech brand had within the history and structure of Raleigh, as I am about the brand itself.
I'd still like to find out more about the M-Trax brand too and it's relationship to and genesis from Dyna Tech.
As far as I understand it so far, in the late 1980's Dyna Tech was a term initially used by the RSP division to describe the experimental 'Dynamic Technologies' used to join dissimilar frame materials. In 1990 or 1991 it became a brand name in itself. But a combination of poor distribution, sales and financial problems meant that by 1995 the Dyna Tech project had been shelved and superceded by the M-Trax brand.
I'm obviously still unclear on this so I'd really appreciate any input from anyone with more accurate information.
Hi Guys, I used to work in Raleigh Ireland and the simple reason for the failure of the Dynatech brand was the sheer number of broken frames we would get back. My job was changing over the broken frames to new frames - and it was a full time job for 2 people and that covers just the Irish market. The road bikes were a serious problem. Its such a pity the wishbone structure on the seat stays were badly designed. Great bikes and I still enjoy mine.