Do you want to see some 2001 bikes? We thought you would. Here is a selection of 2001 metal to whet your appetite.
Take a world-class chromoly hardtail frame, add Mavic’s tubeless CrossMax wheels and Hutchinson Python Gold tires, then finish it with a Shimano XTR Group, and you have a standout cross-country racer at $2599.
With fringe-riding styles becoming mainstream, GT designed this beefy, reinforced chassis for dirt jumping, urban assault, and North Shore free-riding. Hayes hydraulic disc brakes and a 4-inch-stroke Marzocchi QR-20 fork are stand-out features. The Ruckus will sell for $1700.
KONA KING KIKAPU
This is the first truly lightweight XC dual-suspension ride that Kona has produced. Easton Ultralite tubing and some tricky machined parts keep the frame weight down to 4.5 pounds, the bike to 23.9. A Rock Shox SID fork and Mavic’s CrossLight wheels help it keep its diet. The King Kikapu will sell for $2899.
FOES DH PRO
The best-looking and one of the ultimate dual-suspension designs out there, the latest Foes has an adjustable-travel (3.5-5.5 inches) rear end and a sleek monocoque front section. The rear suspension pivots on ball bearings, and the chassis is designed specifically for dual-slalom racing. The DH Pro will sell for $1690 (For frame and Fox Vanilla RC shock).
KONA STINKY DEE-LUX
Easton RAD tubing and Kona’s 5-inch-stroke rear suspension make it capable. A QR-20 fork, Hayes hydraulic disc brakes and Race Face turbine cranks back it up. This bike is for the roughest trail riders among us. The Stinky Dee-Lux will sell for $2799.