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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|Rear Shock||Oil Damped- Air sprung (100-500psi)|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore XT M700|
|Tires||Tioga Farmer John rear, Farmer John's Cousin front|
|Pedals||Shimano PD BMX 15|
|Crank||Shimano 6206 Biopace|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 5 speed freewheel|
|Bottom Bracket||Bullseye sealed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT M700|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT M700|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT M700|
|Brake set||Shimano Deore XT front, Suntour roller cam rear|
|Brake levers||Shimano Deore XT M700|
|Saddle||Avocet Touring II|
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