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Vintage K2 Proflex

thebatfinkthebatfink Posts: 25
edited June 2014 in Your mountain bikes
My old K2 Proflex 4000 suspension bike, now retiring for my hard tail

It's served me well but having got back on a hard tail I don't think I could go back. Although in fairness I haven't ridden a more modern full suspension so who knows.






Frame: K2 Proflex 4000
Forks: Noleen Crosslink ELT?
Rear Shock: Noleen
Bars: RaceFace
Headset: Cane Creek
Grips: Yeti
Bar Ends: Nasty decathlon jobs
Brake Levers: Shimano XT V-Brake
Calipers: Shimano XT V-Brake
Shifters: 9/3 Speed Shimano XT
Front Mech: Shimano XT 3 Speed
Rear Mech: Shimano XT SGS 9 Speed
Cranks: Shimano XT
Chainring(s): Shimano XT 3 Speed
Chain: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano XT 9 Speed
Pedals: Shimano Flat / SPD
Bottom Bracket: Hollowtech II
Rims: Mavic 221 / 236
Hubs: Shimano LX
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskins

Weight: Not weighed in yet!


  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Haha wow, that's cool in an "only a mother could love it" kind of way.
    Though if you were to jump on a modern full sus, you would notice a world of difference!
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Mate of mine has a pair of forks like those - different make (french?) and they are the flexiest things around with no "lawyers lips" to hold the wheel in due to their age I guess. They are light though.
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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    op yours is in good nick but mine is older:

    Bought new in 1996 still use it now and again around Cannock. It's OK on the old XC routes but not so hot on the official trails
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Both very nice 90s bikes! I would have killed for one as a kid!
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  • thebatfinkthebatfink Posts: 25
    Yep, came loaded with XT and LX, cost me a fortune.

    Nice to see someone else is still getting some work out of one!
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