Elevation 12,000

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Herbold's Elevation 12,000 hanging in a work stand.

The Elevation 12,000 is a full suspension mountainbike by Miyata.

With the 12,000 carbon tubing in the front triangle was APA bonded to cast aluminum lugs. ChromeMoly was used for the tail. Swinglinks connected the tail to the seatlug for optimal torisional rigidity and to influence the suspension characteristics. The damper unit was designed in cooperation with and supplied by Yamaha. It consisted of a spring and an oil cartridge for the damping. Two adjustment rings were present to set the spring tension.

Fitting for Miyata CO2 cartridges under the downtube.

The Elevation 12,000 chassis is no featherweight, but it formed a capable platform for a fast downhill bike. It helped Greg Herbold conquering his 1993 NORBA downhill title.