Company did not go bust , it still exists .
Max Commencal was the boss , but was sacked by the board .
the company ran into trouble at the same time as all the other ones , such as GT , mongoose etc...
The MTB market in france is huge , and Sunn was doing really well , but in the late nineties , nobody wanted to pay Â£3000 for a DH bike .
Thanks Chris, but he was sacked because they were losing money, wasn't he?
I know GT and Mongoose were taken over at around that time, but Specialized, Trek, Giant, Scott, Marin, Kona didn't run into trouble. I'm happy to be contradicted because you know a lot more than I do, but I thought he established an extravagent cost base and didn't sell enough bikes to justify it, so they had to pull out of most of the things they'd been doing?
Don't want to hijack the thread though, they were still really nice bikes. Used to have a nice little Vertik myself once: