1992 Mantis Flying V

The Flying V featured a monocoque aluminum front section joined to a cro-moly rear end via 5 bolts.  This method of joining the frame gives the stiffness and lightweight of the aluminum front end with the compliance and clearance of cro-moly for the rear end.  This bike pre-dates most of the funky full suspension frames and must have looked mighty strange hitting the trails in the early 1990's.

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Frame Aluminum monocoque front with bolt-on cro-moly rear
Fork Manitou 1
Rear Shock NA
Rims Ritchey Vantage Comp
Hubs Shimano Deore XT 7 speed cassette
Spokes 3 cross Wheelsmith stainless steel
Tires WTB Velociraptor
Pedals Shimano Deore XT
Crank Cook Brothers Racing
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge bearing, press fit
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT with frame mounted cable roller
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT Rapid Fire plus ST-M095
Handlebars Answer Taper Lite 2
Stem Answer ATAC
Headset Shimano Deore XT 
Brake set Dia Compe 986 front Pedersen Self-Energizing rear
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT STI
Saddle Selle Italia Flite
Seat Post Control Tech
Colors Silver with chrome rear
Size 18"
Serial #   VL180633


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