MBK Ranger Hi-Tech | 448

On this French bike you can see a number of developments that have now more or less been adopted by mountain biking. Just look at the sturdy unicrown front fork and stem.

The drive side with Sachs-Huret and Stronglight is also of French origin. Note the chainrings: BioStrong, somewhat similar in shape to Shimano's BioPace, but also different. Apparently more manufacturers were studying the dead center problem.

The rear has also been stepped up: this mountain bike has no less than 7 sprockets, resulting in 21 gears! O-la-la…

Brand name MBK
Brand country France
Number 448
Model name Ranger Hi-Tech
Model year 1986-1987
Frame Cr-Mo 3 tubes
Shifters Sachs-Huret
Derailleur front Sachs Huret
Derailleur rear Sachs Huret Rival
Brake levers Lee Chi
Brake front Dia Compe 981 cantilever
Brake rear Dia Compe 981 cantilever
Crankset Stronglight LX400
Chain wheel bio Strong 48-28-28
Bottom bracket FAG
Cogs 7 sp freewheel
Front hub SunTour GH
Front rim Rigida Rally 30 559-27
Front tire Michelin 44-559
Rear hub SunTour GH
Rear rim Rigida Rally 30 559-27
Rear tire Michelin 54-559
Seatpost SR Laprade
Saddle MBK
Storage location 1