AMP Research / B2 / 1993

The AMP B2 is unique among mountain bikes because every aspect of its frame, fork, and suspension was designed and manufactured by AMP Research in Laguna Beach, California by Horst Leitner. Leitner is an engineer and motocross racer who left his home in Austria to set up shop in the United States. He founded AMP Research, and invented a motorcycle rear suspension that removed braking and acceleration torque from the suspension action. His work led him to design and manufacture ATK motorcycles in the 1980s - one of the first competitive four-stroke motocross. The B2 frame has dual down tubes to keep the weight down. This bike utilizes a plethora of titanium fasteners in a further attempt at keeping the weight low. 

Year: 1993 

Frame: AMP Research / B2 

Fork: AMP Research / F1 

Stem: Syncros / Cattleprod 

Headset: Chris King / NoThreadset 

Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN73 

Handlebar: Synchros / Gorilla 

Shifters: Shimano XTR M900 

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900 

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT m750 

Brake Levers: Shimano XTR M900 

Front Brake: Shimano XTR M900 

Rear Brake: Shimano XTR M900 

Crankset: Synchros / Near Net Forged Alloy 

Chainrings: Synchros 

Pedals: Tioga / Surefoot IV 

Hubs: Shimano Deore XT M738 

Rims: Weinman / Bontrager / BCX Red+Blue 

Tires: Geax / Beaumont 200 

Seatpost: Syncros 

Saddle: Club Roost 

Seatpost QR: Hope Tech 

Grips: Tioga / Biogrip II 

Chain: KMC 

Cogs: Shimano Deore XT M738 

Owner: Gremlins Bicycle Emporium