Green Cycles Hornet - resto mod

Radrider

Dirt Disciple
Pretty rare frame, made in California, sometime between 93-94 I think. I believe their only other model was called the "Rocket".
Frame: Green Cycles Hornet custom powder coated with fly's all over it - Tange prestige, and very light. - Noleen shock - Brass bushings at all pivots
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber X-Fly
Headset: Chris King 1"
Brakes: Avid Supreme Arch
Levers: Avid Ultimate
Stem: Syncros cattle prod
Handlebar: Easton monkey light
Crankset: RaceFace IB / Blackspire ring / PAUL chain guide
Gears: XTR 10 speed - because I ride this every day its sunny.
Saddle: Flight Titanium
Seatpost: Onza tool-less
Rims: Bontrager race light
Hubs: Chris King with custom strengthening for Bontrager radial lacing
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KermitGKona88

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Not normally a fan of full suspension but this has something :D

Would love to see a close up of the paint job ;) :D
 

Duxuk

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Wow! Early for a competent looking full sus. Does it have just one pivot behind the BB and the stays flex? How much travel does the back end have?
 

Radrider

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Duxuk":3qas2128 said:
Wow! Early for a competent looking full sus. Does it have just one pivot behind the BB and the stays flex? How much travel does the back end have?

There is a pivot above the rear axle. Alll pivot points are held together by c-clips (and one wire...)
I think it has 80-100mm of travel and feels pretty modern even with the far from modern dampening. I ride it with the spring adjusted very stiff.
Putting down power slightly stiffens up the suspension, which is very smooth normally.
 
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