Friday, January 1, 2010

1985/86 MCR Descender

Wasn't sure if we would ever find one of these. Not sure how many were made but I can't imagine there were too many of them out there.

Most people think of rear suspension bikes as being a mid 1990's invention but here is one from a full decade earlier......even 5 years before the first commercially available front suspension forks! There was an early school of thought that believed rear suspension was more important than front suspension. The front of the bike could be steered around or lifted over trail obstacles while the rear hit everything. Mountain Cross Racing was one of the earlier companies to produce these rear suspension bikes starting in 1984. It appears as if the bikes were produced into 1987 with minimal differences.

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1 comment:

  1. I remember these bikes. Pretty freaky.

    Rear suspension only - bit of a wacky idea. Cannondale did the same thing in '91 or so. Full rear suspension and a flex stem up front.