Muddy Fox Explorer DeLuxe | 455

S&G Cycles of London came up with the brand name Muddy Fox in 1982. It was the brand that introduced the mountain bike to the UK and Europe.

This Explorer Deluxe is an example of the first Muddy Fox series and dates from 1984. It is a classic example of a primeval mountain bike, with a long frame, wide handlebars and a, for the time, sophisticated setup with triple crankset, cantilever brakes and sealed bearings. This was the model of choice for the “In the Footsteps of Scott South Pole Expedition 1984-86” making it the first bicycle to set tyre on Antarctica.


Brand name Muddy Fox
Brand country UK/Japan
Number 455
Model name Explorer DeLuxe
Model year 1984
Frame Tange Champion Cr-Mo
Framenumber ARYF480544
Frame size 0 in
Frame size (cm) 0
Fork Tange Mangaloy 2001
Handlebar Nitto B902 bullmoose type
Headset Tange Seiki New Falcon
Shifters Shimano SL-MT50 (AL-11)
Derailleur front Shimano FD-AL11
Derailleur rear Shimano RD-AL11
Brake type
Brake levers Dia Compe 280
Brake front Dia Compe 980 cantilever
Brake rear Dia Compe 980 cantilever
Gear model
Gear type
Gear (# of) 0
Crankset Sugino GT
Chain wheel Sugino 46-36-28
Bottom bracket Tange Levin
Pedals (Shimano PD-MX15)
Cogs Shimano MF-1600 6 sp freewheel
Chain DID-Lanner
Front hub Shimano HB-AN11 SF
Front rim Araya 7X 26x1.75
Front tire Panaracer No.1 26 x 2.125
Front spokes
Front Quickrelease
Rear hub Shimano HB-AN11 SF
Rear rim Araya 7X 26x1.75
Rear tire Panaracer No.1 26 x 2.125
Rear spokes
Rear Quickrelease
Wheel size
Seatpost SR CT-P5 Laprade 26,6
Saddle Kashimax Aero
Storage location 1
Bike type
Recommended use
Additional equipment
Weight 0
Material usage
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