wicked or wicked lite

fat-tony

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Stupid question: are there two different models named Wicked and Wicked Lite or are these models the same. If they are different what are?
 

rick

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Wicked vs Wicked Lite

The Lite is a later iteration of the original Wicked, which started in 1987.

The Lite, which started in about 93 or 94 (can't recall without checking the catalogs at home) had a lighter tube set (based upon the 10th IIRC), top tube cable routing and a "regular" bottom bracket.

The Wicked has always been my fave Fat, and my Lite is probably one of my favorite bikes to ride.

Doug has a very nice grey one too.
 

Doug Carter

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My Wicked Lite is a '93, which was the first year that it was called a Wicked Lite. It has the obnoxious 26.4mm seat tube, but it also does have a threaded bottom bracket.

Between this bike and my previous '93 Yo, they ride similarly, and my only need for a replacement Yo is sentimental value. This bike is wonderful.


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fat-tony

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Damn Doug, what a nice looking bike. I can only imagine how that thing must ride on some single track! Thanks for the info everyone.
 

rick

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Wicked Lite

the Wicked never changed the seat post size, always 26.4, unlike the Monster Fat/Buck Shaver/Bro Eddy which eventually changed to a larger post.

Doug, do you really think that your Lite rides like a YO? With the smaller tubing I think it is defintely more compliant.

Has anyone out there had a chance to ride a Lite and a 10th side-by-side?
I have only my 10th around the shop, would be interested in feedback from someone who has actually ridden one.
 

yo' djblu

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I do love how when ever we all get a chance to show pics of our bikes we do!

Once again Doug great bike :) I never get tired of looking at Fats
 

Doug Carter

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Re: Wicked Lite

rick said:
Doug, do you really think that your Lite rides like a YO? With the smaller tubing I think it is defintely more compliant.

That's a good question, actually. Considering I have had 2 full suspension bikes and another 2 steel hardtails between my last Yo and this Wicked, I'm not so sure anymore. I never had the opportunity to ride them back-to-back, so I guess my previous comment isn't much value.

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