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Sept. 14, 2020, 12:24 p.m. -  Jonas Dodd

Re. Syncros colours: They made a run of white stems, posts and forks for an aluminum Rocky Mountain model called the Nimbus, I believe around '91 or '92. It was supposed to be a super lightweight xc race bike. I saw one at the '92 Vedder Mountain Classic and lusted after them almost as much as I did for a RM Thunderbolt, Brodie Sovereign or Off-road Toad. In those days I had a RM Avalanche with a (black) Syncros fork, chainstay U-brake and acerbis rear fender. I loved it but due to living in Vancouver it of course was eventually stolen, as were the Brodie Romax with second gen Manitou fork and black and white splatter paint and RM Blizzard with Halson inversion elastomer fork and Suntour mircodrive that I subsequently briefly owned. In '95 I lucked into buying a green DeKerf with matching Rock Shox Judy, Syncros stem and "pro" post (425mm), Selle Italia ti Flight saddle (of course), green ano Race Face bars and cranks and Magura John Tomac edition rim brakes (neon yellow). Also my favourite tires of the day: Matsuboshi "super-heat", front and rear. Wheels were Mavic SUP with rasta Ringle hubs and skewers and alu rasta nipples that eventually started shearing off. Topping it all off was a black Roach top-tube pad that I thought was bad-ass. That bike somehow never got stolen and despite how much I loved it I sold it around '99 and quit mountain biking (no idea what I was thinking). Thankfully I regained my senses in 2005 and have been back and deeply in love with our sport ever since.  But I digress...

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