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New full-suspension rental bikes!

Mountain Cycle LogoI’ve had enough enquiries lately about full suspension bikes so I decided a few weeks ago to act. I just bought three lovely frames from Mountain Cycle. They are a small company that really lead the way in big-travel suspensions bikes way back in the nineties. They’ve now been around for 22 years, which is an eternity in the MTBing world. If you’re in your thirties like I am now, you’ll definitely know who they are… they were the whackos who insisted on 100mm+ travel bikes and dual hydraulic disc brakes to complete the package. Somewhat amazingly, that has virtually become standard now. I ask people if they’ve heard of Moutain Cycle now and the answer is resounding ‘no’. Visionaries!

The new dual-suspension MTB frames are coming!This is the model they call ‘fury’ and we will have small, medium & large examples of each. The aluminium frame is anodised black and has up to 5″ or 130mm of rear wheel travel, with Rock Shox Ario air shock & remote lockout included. The remaining bike spec is to be advised. Rest assured it will be good!

mountain cycle fury full suspension rental bike frame-setsThe good news is that I’m planning to drop the price of the existing Merida hardtails into the budget price bracket, so you’ll save 30% on the standard web-based prices by hiring one of those.

One Response to “New full-suspension rental bikes!”

  1. UPDATE: Even though it doesn’t show on the main page, the small one has already been built with inverted double-crown forks, SLX disc brakes (200 front / 180 rear), triple crankset, and mostly Deore / XT components with mavic rims. The only parts that *aren’t* brand new are the fork, the rear tyre and the rear derailleur… !!

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