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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:35 pm 
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Back in the late 90's I bought a Saracen Dirtrax because the price was right. There were 2 other models that I quite fancied at the time but cant remember the names.
One had the monocoque frame from their DH bikes but welded to a rigid rear triangle. It was a hardtail and I think was orange in colour.
The other was a more conventional hardtail but with those lovely smoothed alloy welds like Cannondales have and I think was dark red.
Any ideas what they were and any pics available.
Thus I can keep an eye out :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:48 pm 
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the red one is an x-tort 8) there quite small velo , i had one but my mate has had it for 5 or 6 years now 8)

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and i had this too mind.......

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:46 pm 
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It wasn't an extort and it came in a 20" size although the frame was the same. It was orange, not red.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:51 pm 
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it must of been a maxtrax then :wink: they came in 20"


and you've spoke about them before > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=maxtrax


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:56 pm 
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Thanks Eck that sounds about right. A review said they were heavy but very tough, i thought they looked really cool at the time but couldn't afford one :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:00 am 
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Short term memory loss is a dreadful thing, I responded to a thread about the Maxtrax in 2009 :roll:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68963&sid=c0df610ac8e67534eb6ab275d5405a57

Now to figure out the other one, did a Protrax exist per chance :?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:04 am 
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yup > http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=protrax


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:12 am 
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I think what I'm thinking of is not a Protrax unless the 98 or 99 model was alloy. It has those lovely smooth welds that remind me of Dales or early high end alloy Treks :?

I think the frame was dark red/maroon in colour. It was from the same year as the Maxtrax and cost at least £500 or more at the time.

What in the heavens was it :?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Can anyone list the Saracen MTB lineup for 1998/99 stopping at the first Kili :?


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