What was your first Downhill bike

So it starts like this:

friend: “I have this frame that you could build a bike with”
Jeff: “really? what kind”
friend: “a GT thermoplastic Lobo”
Jeff: “Cool”, “whats thermoplastic?”

Eventually with some sourcing for parts, filing brackets and bleeding brakes, I brought this bike into the world and with much joy, raced it!

The GT lobo was one of the pioneer DH bikes. With a pull shock that gave you adjustable ride height, sub 40 lb build and what today resembles a Horst link, the lobo was a great bike. So great, that I never sold it! Watch for it on retro day!

 

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