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What is this bike?

noworries182noworries182 Posts: 14
edited July 2010 in MTB general
Hi people! my dads friend is selling an old barracuda bike which he has never ridden and it was bought for him, so he doesnt know what type it is! he says its a full sus with oversized front forks. However, i don't seem to be able to find this bike anywhere! i was wondering if any of you good people would be able to give me some idea as to what bike it is!

thanks!

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  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Would help if there were pictures :wink:
  • I've aksed him twice for some pictures. if i had pictures i wouldnt really care what type of bike it was, just want to know if its talking about :shock:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I've aksed him twice for some pictures. if i had pictures i wouldnt really care what type of bike it was, just want to know if its talking about :shock:

    ?
    I don't do smileys.

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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Barracuda largely make cheap, heavy, steel FS bikes, to be avoided if you actually want to ride it.
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    edited July 2010
    With a little common sense and this amazing thing called "The Internet" you can find information on almost anything that has a name you lazy git...

    or...

    Barracuda-08_Pheonix_med.jpg

    :roll: :roll:
  • Raymondavalon
    I cant believe you didnt use this prime opportunity to use lmgtfy!!
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Raymondavalon
    I cant believe you didnt use this prime opportunity to use lmgtfy!!


    Benj, I save that for people with intelligence.. :wink:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    With a little common sense and this amazing thing called "The Internet" you can find information on almost anything that has a name you lazy git...

    4.5 stars. I got to get myself one of those there Barracudas.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    My mate had a Barracuda - it was fine for out tour of Austria and Southern Germany. For off road. Not so much.
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  • Dirtydog11Dirtydog11 Posts: 1,621
    cooldad wrote:
    With a little common sense and this amazing thing called "The Internet" you can find information on almost anything that has a name you lazy git...

    4.5 stars. I got to get myself one of those there Barracudas.

    +1

    Some interesting and in depth professional reviews there. :lol::wink:
  • bearfraserbearfraser Posts: 435
    "NICE":- bike shaped object???????? :twisted:
  • Is that the picture of the bike. Must be the new Barracuda of 2010? Good for a little of roading?
  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
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    The Barracuda Showdown has to be the best bike ever, it's reliable, easy to fix, and easy to get parts to fix. I buckled wheel when I took it off a jump, but that was due to my landing. It's great on roads and serves it's purpose, great on off road and downhill tracks, a bike I would recommend to anyone.

    Note to self.. track down "abbott920" dress him in a monkey suite and give him a unicycle..
  • If you would have had some common sense and read my post you would have read and understood, that the bike had oversized forks. . . . . . . dont be arrogant, it gets you knowhere! thanks anyway mate!
  • TorresTorres Posts: 1,266
    I wouldn't bother if i were you. The bike in the photo looks heavy; and the suspension looks downright awful at best.
    What's your budget and what do you plan on using the bike for?
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  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    If you would have had some common sense and read my post you would have read and understood, that the bike had oversized forks. . . . . . . dont be arrogant, it gets you knowhere! thanks anyway mate!

    What d'you mean by oversized? Triple clamps/double crowns?
  • dan sharddan shard Posts: 722
    Cable pull discs = nasty
  • As Raymondavalon mention etc about the Barracuda Showdown, I had one in 2000 and raced a short DH track race in Hampshire it done, relatively well but not as good as for the more better full down bikes like Orange and Giant Bikes. You wont find any "Barracuda Bikes" on any big DH tracks anymore.
  • snotty badgersnotty badger Posts: 1,593
    dan shard wrote:
    Cable pull discs = nasty

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