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hey everyone i would like to pick your brains for a second my DJ frame is a Univega ram
and everyone i speak to has never herd of them and ive never seen it before. ive had it for some time now and it is actually a really nice frame made of alluminium. am i the only one who owns one of these or are there other people out there with this frame or who know about it. i will post up some pictures later on
 

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The last I saw them in the US was at the end of the 90's. They had several mtb designs, the FS's were URT junk, and the geo was incredibly messed up on the HT frames. I remember seeing a shop who carried them and the bb's were low, like road bikes. Almost like they tried to adapt road frames to mtb.

It looks like in Europe, they are a different company, but I mostly see them as commuter type bikes.
 

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thanks guys for the quick responses thats most probly why no one here in the UK has herd of them then. i find it hard to believe they made crap bikes though unless ive got one that is actually decantly made
 

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hey everyone i would like to pick your brains for a second my DJ frame is a Univega ram
and everyone i speak to has never herd of them and ive never seen it before. ive had it for some time now and it is actually a really nice frame made of alluminium. am i the only one who owns one of these or are there other people out there with this frame or who know about it. i will post up some pictures later on
Still have a Univega. It's a mid 90's hardtail. Univega in the states did dissapear in the late 90's/early 00's. They had/have? a European division that continued on.

I look at 'em as another fallen brand. They were one of the early mass produced mountain bikes, along with Specialized. And they did have some decent stuff into the 90's, but started to move downmarket. Taking a look at their full suspension bikes were a pretty good guage of where they were going, they had a Ti dually back in 94/95, then an Aluminum 4 bar (looked like a Rocky Mountain Element) after that, and then the URT (wh)Y bike design.

The steel hardtail I've got was and still is, one of the best woods bikes I've ever been on. The only parts left stock from the orig build are the stem, front mech, barends, and frame.

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christ i feel like a newb compared to you lot, you rlly know your stuff. im glad to hear that someone else out there has one and is happy with it still. i rlly wouldn't have imagined them as a brand going that far back i thought they were fairly new seems as no one i know had heard of them.
 

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My first decent mountain bike was a late 90s Univega rigid bike. It wasn't anything special but it got me hooked on riding.

New Univegas look interesting

 
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