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Vintage Bike Quiz: Travis Brown's Manitou FS

By Spencer Powlison


Behold the 1992 Manitou FS, easily one of the most innovative bikes in our Bicycle Museum. Better still, this bike was raced and ridden by one of mountain biking's most prolific innovators, Travis Brown. 

Brown linked up with Manitou founder Doug Bradbury after the 1991 world championships in Italy. Bradbury had secured funding from his Japanese importer to organize his race team, and Brown was all-in. This partnership resulted in the subject of today's Vintage Bike Quiz, the full-suspension bike you see below.

Travis Brown's 1992 Manitou mountain bike

Give the quiz your best shot, and when you're done, make sure to read up on this bike in our online Bike Museum. Want more Vintage Quizzes? Try one of these on for size: Davis Phinney's Murray, Colby Pearce's Lotus Sport 110, or Matt Parker's Yeti Ultimate.


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