1994 WTB Phoenix

The WTB Phoenix frames were welded by Steve Potts and were sold for about 5 years.  This particular bike was built for Caleb, a WTB employee, and is supposed to have been built out of a lighter weight tubing (possibly True Temper).  The Rock Shox fork features a WTB made brace with a Saber Cam brake.  The regular production WTB brakes would not fit the standard cantilever arches so two new brakes were designed to work on suspension forks.  One was a scissor type brake that had problems if not kept in adjustment and the second was the Saber Cam.  Very few of these brakes were produced.  This bike also has WTB rims, tires, grips, seat, hubs (mis-matched colors) and WTB modified head set. There was a Caleb who worked for WTB and Steve Potts vaguely remembers building a couple of frames with different tubing. Take those facts and the WTB parts, rare front brake and mis-matched hubs, and the lightweight employee bike scenario seems believable.

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Frame Cro-Moly (possibly True Temper)
Fork Rock Shox Judy SL, WTB brake arch
Rear Shock NA
Rims WTB Speedmaster
Hubs WTB Grease Guard
Spokes Wheelsmith double butted Stainless Steel
Tires WTB Velociraptor
Pedals Shimano PD-M747 clipless
Crank Race Face forged
Chain Sachs
Rear Cogs Shimano Deore XT 8 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket WTB press fit cartridge bearing
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 8 speed brake/shift levers
Handlebars Salsa Pro Moto
Stem Syncros
Headset WTB modified Chris King w/ Grease Guard
Brake set WTB Toggle Cam rear and Saber Cam front
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT 8 speed brake/shift levers
Saddle WTB SST
Seat Post Thomson
Colors Maroon
Size 19" c-t
Serial #   9430


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