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Gary Fisher Roscoe 2009

Posted by Matt | July 29, 2008 | 1 comment so far

Gary Fisher Roscoe 2009
First off, a hat tip to Singletrack magazine who have just released news of the 2009 Roscoe MTB from Gary Fisher and who I’ve culled this pic from (there’s more detailed pictures over on Singletrack).

The thing about Gary Fisher bikes is their individuality, often taking quite extreme design decisions versus more mainstream manufacturers (e.g. getting Fox to produce forks with bike specific crown offsets).

Being part of MTB’s heritage and part of the Trek megalith though lets you get away with things like that. This time it appears (even if at first glance) that they might be onto a winner with the new 2009 Roscoe.

Despite hearing Dukes of Hazard style chortling whenever I hear the name Roscoe, I have to admit that the bike looks fantastic and with a spec that includes Treks’ ABP (Active Braking Pivot) technology, super stiff frame and Fox 15mm bolt through forks it has a lot going for it. Add in a custom Fox Dual Rate Control Valve rear shock (I told you they like different) which is designed to offer coil-like rear shock performance and I’d be very surprised if this isn’t a serious contender for all round bike of the year.

Maybe it’s a bit early to say that but if I were shopping for a 140mm trail bike this would certainly be on my shopping list.

Filed under 2008, News in July 2008

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Mark says:

    I’ve just got one of these, and it’s superb. Totally planted! Did Holmbury Hill as a test and it climbs well but descend like an animal! Did not waver of the trails once, and almost got me in trouble as I wanted to do bigger drops well outside my comfort zone 🙂

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