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Anybody know anything about these? More than one made? Where are they now? Sure would make a nice addition to the collection:thumbsup:
I saw a Kestrel Nitro show model at Interbike Anaheim in late 1987.

From May to November 2012, the San Francisco Airport will feature a mountain bike exhibit including key bikes in the evolution. SFO's curators are hoping to find a Kestrel Nitro for the show. They need confirmation ASAP.

Anyone know where to find a KESTREL NITRO?

Bevel Hogg where are you?
 

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I saw a Kestrel Nitro show model at Interbike Anaheim in late 1987.

From May to November 2012, the San Francisco Airport will feature a mountain bike exhibit including key bikes in the evolution. SFO's curators are hoping to find a Kestrel Nitro for the show. They need confirmation ASAP.

Anyone know where to find a KESTREL NITRO?

Bevel Hogg where are you?
Wasn't it a one-off? Bondo covered aluminum put together by Paul Turner and Keith Bontrager IIRC.

I would check with those two to see if they have any leads on where it went. I for some reason think it may have ended up at the old Santa Cruz facility of Rock Shox. Also try the Spokesman in SC, for some reason I think they had it for some time too.
 

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That is an amazingly contemporary bike... V brakes, suspension, lockouts, carbon... amazing foresight into what mountain biking would eventually become.

Thanks for posting those scans!
 

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One off and unridable from what I remember. Note the lack of brake arch on the fork.
 

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Looking at the pictures briefly, it looks like a fair amount of changes had been made by 2006.
-green decals to black decals (could just be the photos)
-pat pending decal missing on the rear triangle
-original fork replaced by a Rock Shox
-6 speed to 7 speed
-XT rear derailleur to Deore
-white housing to black
-anodized to silver rims
-original cable to rear shock (lock out?) is gone
-front brake changed to canti
-silver chain rings to black
-smooth Turbo to suede
-Nitro decal disappears

Probably others as well.
 
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