These are not just cool; they are Uber Cool (with a capital 'K').
These where the affordable fore runners of the bouncy forks that came along after, you may have been able to buy front suspension for your top flight bike BITD, but we were mostly paper boys or girls and worked weekends in B&Q for our dollars, we couldn't afford them.
The Sinnerman and I rode the Offroad Pro-flex bikes out of the box at the Malvern Hills Classic in 1989 (I think) and they rocked. It was weird riding a bike that had a bit of give in the front end, but we all soon got used to it.
Ok, so they creak a bit now (mine does) but so what, so do I!
(M/Mayhem + Alpinestars + Saturday = Maverick)
Previously owned in order -
Raleigh Maverick, Dawes Wildcat, Explorer, Techium, P7, Clockwork, Explosif, Kirk, MS, Cro-mega LX (non e-stay),Rockhopper Comp FS, Blackstar, Explorer, Al-mega DX, Courier, Alien SP, Tomac TAOS, On One Scandal, On One 456.
1985 Raleigh Maverick - 2012 Giant TCR Advanced - 2007 Clockwork 3/200 - 2015 Cube Ltd SL 29er Blackline.