1997 Proflex 857

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Steve
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1997 Proflex 857

Postby Steve » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:14 pm

I picked this up yesterday with the intention of parting it out for bit and selling the frame and forks on.

However I've been for a couple of short spins on it now and I'm suprised just how well it rides. I've never really got on with full sussers, I've tried a few in the past, but not found one I liked. Up until now. It might become a regular part of the fleet.

Frame: 1997 Proflex 857 Expert Series (Carbon Swingarm & Noleen Shock)
Fork: Girvin Crosslink Elite (Noleen Shock)
Brakes: XT M750
Gear shifters: XT M750 8 speed
Front derailleur: XT M750
Rear derailleur: XT M739
Crankset: XT
Pedals: Wellgo
Bottom bracket: XT
Saddle: Flite Kevlar
Headset: Aheadset
Bars: Azonic
Hubs: Front LX Rear XT
Rims: Mavic 220/230
Tyres: Schwalbe Country Cruiser

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Rojo
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Re: 1997 Proflex 857

Postby Rojo » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:48 pm

Cool bike mate, like it.

What the forks like?
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Re: 1997 Proflex 857

Postby Steve » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:06 pm

I'm seriously impressed by the forks, I've not really given them a proper bashing yet, but the do seem to be very good.

They track really well, much better than cheap newer forks, because the legs are rigid and set up together. With the cheap forks I've had the legs worked at different speeds, so there was flex in them, but these are rock solid.

The travel is smooth and I've yet to bottom them out.
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Re: 1997 Proflex 857

Postby Rojo » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:34 pm

They sound nice then!!!

I got a set coming to me soon, got a risse shock for them as well . Should be nice.

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