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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:59 pm 
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In 1990 Greg Herbold piloted a Miyata US RidgeRunner with RS-1 to the downhill world title. That later RidgeRunner had a shorter tail and cantilever brakes. The equivilent Koga-Miyata bike was the 1989 RidgeRunner model with the distinctive yellow leopard paintscheme. This was the last steel Koga RidgeRunner.

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Thanks for infos ...never seen one with a suspension fork. I always thought they were never suspension corrected.


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That will be one of the very first suspension forks, so it predates 'suspension corrected geometry'.

1988 RidgeRunner with early radical fork in ski lift:

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I am pretty sure this is Gerrit Gaastra's bike. He is member of the familly behind Batavus and later Koga-Miyata. In the early 90s Koga was sold to Atag Holding. Nowadays it is part of the Accell Group - Europe's largest bicylce manufacturer. Gerrit Gaastra initiated idworx.

Gaastra had a column in Holland's 1st MTB mag: AllTerrainBike Magazine. From Canada, where he lived in the late 80s, he wrote about the latest MTB innovations. I wouldn't be surprised if the ties explain why the early 90s Koga mountainbikes (and even roadbikes to some extent) came specced with Syncros everything.


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Elev12k wrote:
...explain why the early 90s Koga mountainbikes (and even roadbikes to some extent) came specced with Syncros everything.


Roadbike with Syncros:

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1992 FullPro-Titanium with Syncros cranks, BB, stem and post. A trained eye can spot the Ringle TiStix.


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that is one great bike Melvin!!

the '86 bike looks very cool too...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:46 am 
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i have a koga miyata ridge runner in excellent original condition. does anybody know how much that bike is worth now?


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