Koga Miyata SkyrunnerCarbolite Frameset

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1500.00

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Koga Miyata SkyrunnerCarbolite

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Visser Remko a Cross Country Rider from Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2003

Strengths:    Frame: stiffnes after seven years of heavy use, good detailing, nice finish, superb build quality, looks
Forks: Rond WP hydroII, strong, tech look, very good servicing through dutch manufacturer, not working silky smooth compared to modern forks

Weaknesses:    Original retail price of $2500,- for the total package in 1995 too high. (But I bought it new for $1500 in 1996, mainly because of the frame) Not light. Bike originally equiped with a lot of low priced, low tech and heavy stuff. That has al changed through the years ofcourse. It is a proper mountainbike now with all the right stuff on the right places.

Bottom Line:   
Perfect cross country bike, good climber, superb descender, bombproof, spank it hard and it will do anything for you. Even singletracks, if you like. I might buy myself another mtb next to this one but I will take this bike with me into my coffin, that's for sure.

Give a new meaning to your life, buy a secondhand pre '96 Miyata.

Remko Visser

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Favorite Trail:   Schoorl, The Netherlands

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Jan Terpstra, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Similar Products Used:   1992 Cadex CFM3, 1994 Cadex CFM2

Bike Setup:   Carbonfibre main triangle with aluminium lugs and russian submarine titanium rear triangle. Oil/air Rond WP hydroII forks, Avocet O2 saddle, '96 Syncros hardcore post, ITM stem and handlebars, profile bar ends, '95 XT STI brakelever/gears, '93 XTR brakes with XTR pads, Machinetech front hub with mavic rim, deore DX rear hub with FIR rim (Sapim spokes), '95 XT front derailleur, '01 XTR rear derailleur, Panaracer duster pro tires, Specialized Turbo inner tubes

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Manfred a Cross-Country Rider from Amsterdam, Holland

Date Reviewed: May 21, 1999

Bomb proof, no question

Out of production

Bottom Line:   
This legendary frameset is bullit proof and I can tell, I broke 3 frames allready. But this one stays my pride and joy forever. The weight is high but its your legs that have to make the difference anyway.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Giant, Panasonic

Bike Setup:   
Shimano drive train, Bullseye hubs with open SKF bearings (the smoothest on earth for 5 years!). Syncros double row steel bottombracket, maillard freehub.

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