Finally riding a big boys bike
- Dec 22, 2009
- Sacramento, California
My son called the other day and said, "hey dad do you want my old mountain bike?".
I sold them for a while. They were a little flexy but worth the trade off. The post is a Ringle' Easton. QRs are Salsa and yes a Paul brake booster. I put some heavy parts on it trying to slow my son down. He had been riding a Alpine Stars hardail and all the sudden started kicking my butt. Lucky for me he got his driver's license. After that he gave up mountain biking for girls.I remember seeing those new in the Mountain Bike Action Magazines back in the day. I always liked the was they looked.
The Syncros Stem, and Blue Easton Seatpost are also pretty cool. I wonder if the break booster is a early Paul.
I hear that! The AMP fork really worked well with the AMP frame and the AMP frame really well with the AMP fork. After that, nodda. I started selling Dagger frames that used a conventional front Easton triangle with a AMP rear end. You could run a Rock Shock or Manitou without the AMP geometry. Horst told me he had a proto 11" travel AMP fork for MX that was to costly to produce.I remember back in the 90s one of the local bike shops had a new AMP fork hanging on the wall for sale. I am sure it was partially carbon-fiber. I do not think anyone ever bought it. It was just too weird and pricey for most people in an era when Rock Shocks and Manitou and Marozocchi were pumping out tons of forks that were cheaper and worked well.
The Mongoose Amplifiers were rebadged AMP Research B2s.Who and where were the Mongoose Amps built by?
Worked on at least one of those over the years! The Mercedes that is.The Mongoose Amplifiers were rebadged AMP Research B2s.
AMP made some bikes for Mercedes Benz also. The Benz models were B5s with more suspension travel, lots-o-carbon fiber and a healthy price tag.
AMP also sold rear ends to other companies. This a Dagger. It had a Easton front triangle. You could build them crazy light.