1998 Outland VPP

Outland uses a "virtual pivot point" (VPP) suspension design on this bike.  It is named since the suspension design "pivots" in space not at an actual structural pivot.  This is accomplished using a lower link mounted under the bottom bracket and a large upper link mounted to the shock and pivots from the seat tube.  The rear stays are CNC machined out, looks like a lot of aluminum chips left over from that job!!  The VPP design has recently been used again by companies such as Santa Cruz and Intense.  The Girvin fork is probably not something that would have been used on the bike but I think it goes well with the rear linkage.

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Frame Easton ProGram Elite double butted aluminum
Fork Girvin Vector 2
Rear Shock Rock Shox Super Deluxe 5.0" travel
Rims Sun CR-17A
Hubs Shimano Deore XT w/ suspension front M737
Spokes DT Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tires Specialized Pro Control
Pedals Shimano single-side clipless
Crank Shimano Deore XT M737
Chain Shimano IG
Rear Cogs Shimano cassette, 8 speed
Bottom Bracket Shimano Sealed Cartridge
Front Derailleur Shimano E plate
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT Rapid Fire Plus
Handlebars Kore
Stem Girvin integrated
Headset Aheadset 1 1/8"
Brake set Shimano Deore XT "V" brakes
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT integrated brake/shift levers
Saddle  WTB SST
Seat Post Kalin
Colors Powder coat blue w/ silver swing arm
Size 18"
Serial #   NA

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