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vtguy

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06/24/2014 06:27 PM
LSD -- 1985 Cannondale
longslowdistance

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06/24/2014 08:58 PM
Had they invented the headshock by then? I loved those shocks - super precise steering.
Cosmic Kid

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06/24/2014 10:34 PM
Hell, they hadn't really invented suspension forks period in 1985. I don't think Headshoks showed up until the early 90's.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
THE SKINNY

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06/25/2014 08:47 AM
comparing that video with the videos we get now is a pretty stark contrast. they maybe got a foot of air where now it's huge drops. still pretty cool though. funny to think that was bad ass riding back in the day and now even i can ride like that (sort of). back in the day i had a cannondale with a headshok. not very plush but stiff. first mtb was a cannondale m500 fully rigid from around 1995. i got it when i was in guam. we only had one car and it went to the bar after work so i got a bike so i could see the island. and so it began.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Pin0Q0

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06/26/2014 04:13 PM
And what was his excuse for using dish wheel on a Mtn bike. Am I missing something??
Cosmic Kid

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06/26/2014 04:22 PM
The Disk Drive offered a bit of suspension to many of the overly rigid rear-end designs of the day. The Kevlar strands that acted as spokes allowed the hub to “float”; square-edge hits were tamed and traction was increased quite significantly. Perhaps best of all, was the wheel’s ability to store energy as it flexed into the apex of a turn, and then release that energy when exiting a turn, which made it feel a bit like you were being spit out of the corner.
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Gonzo Cyclist

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07/06/2014 10:37 PM
I remember seeing him in Aspen one year, when he was on that bike, you could hear him coming for miles with the noise that back wheel would make. He said he could load that thing up in corners, and it would literally slingshot him out of the corner, just like CK stated. Someone was saying he still has some of those wheels new in the box, crazy stuff
I just put some drop bars, a Soma Junebug on one of my 29'ers, damn that thing is a hoot to ride off road
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