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Project X: The bike with no name

Project X: The bike with no name

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A couple of spy shots from one of the best looking homemade carbon downhill bikes we’ve ever seen!

We’ll have a full feature on this amazing looking carbon bike in the next issue of Dirt Magazine, so until then we’re keeping tight lipped about the details.

But what I can tell you is that is was designed by a Formula 1 suspension guru who is also a keen rider himself. Dirt Magazines Steve Jones took it for a spin on the local tracks and said, “It’s one of the best downhill bikes I’ve ever ridden!”

  1. Pumptrack Tim

    If you hadn’t told me it was homemade I wouldn’t have guessed.

  2. Johno

    Define homemade.

  3. Joe

    No bad. Room for a wee gearbox in there?

  4. no1jeff

    oxford based?

  5. Churchie

    Very nice indeed. Looking forward to this in the next issue for sure.

  6. dirt dodger

    haha no1jeff, my thoughts exactly… L.A anybody?

  7. Leon

    If he made that in his house i’ll eat this bacon and egg sarnie .. too late

  8. Zola Budd

    Sicker than gay AIDS!

  9. Nickkkk

    home made. where does he live? in a Lockheed Martin hanger?

  10. craig mcdonald

    john whyte? looks good

  11. Robert

    I guess technically if its personally created and was by a business then its homemade. Definitely top notch for sure! Id love to give a custom carbon bike build a shot. haha wouldn’t work out well I’m sure but could be fun!

  12. Carla

    Looks awesome!! Can’t wait for more details on this.

  13. andrew

    I love that it’s home made, strips of carbon baking in tinfoil in the oven. Put together in the shed etc. Looks the bomb.!

  14. onion

    Far from being homemade, I strongly suspect that this frame was built with tighter quality controls and better facilities than any carbon frame on the open market – it shows in the beautiful finish: carbon weave is cosmetically perfect and not a void in sight – so good that the’re not a drop of paint on it. How many other carbon frame manufacturers can get away with that?

    Saying that, this will still have been a labour of love for the guy who made it. Good on ya.

  15. Melvin

    Saw Jake the Tea Boy riding a later incarnation of this at the FoD a couple of weeks back. Looked sweet.


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