I’ve not seen one …

Antstark

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Bikes that you know must exist, but have never seen in real life or even on here

I’ll go first

1988 Fisher Procalibre
 

Betsy

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Huh?

 

Antstark

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Yeah but I’ve still never seen one in real life..and other than the odd FS or eBay listing who’s actually got one ?…especially in the UK
 

mynchiboy

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There's probably tons of mythical bikes that I've forgotten about...probably because they are mythical :D

But one that springs to mind is the mad Cilo with the ATZ bolt on suspension, that Phillipe Perakis won Mammoth on in '91.

This picture was the best I could find on the interweb, which sums it up I guess!
 

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joglo

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let me go next:
Alpinestars T44 1992
alpinestars t44 Fully 1992.jpg

there is a bit of discussion and some bike mags seem to even have tested prototypes
 

BlackCat

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Wracking my brain, I’m sure I can recall reading (way) bitd that Keith Bontrager was working on an Aermet frame. Never seen it.

What about that prototype Yeti ARC LT with carbon (or carbon wrapped) tubes a la C-26? Can vaguely recall a trade show pic (for some reason I think it had Penske forks)

The American Beryllium?

A full sus Merlin with multiple girvin elastomers suspending multiple frame tubes (like an elevator on steriod). Vaguely recall magazine pics way back in history.. Apols for my ropey description - it makes (some) sense in my head!
 
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