Otis Guy Softride


Otis Guy is one of the pioneer mountain bikers in the bay area and also a very accomplished frame builder. He was a big advocate of the Softride design and did a lot of these Softride frames. This frame is beautifully fillet brazed. At some point the owner of this got a very expensive paint job by Brian Bayliss. Brian is arguably one of the best frame painters in the world. Usually Brian does classic restoration paint but obviously for the right price at some point someone talked him into doing this very loud flag paint job. The build on this bike is straight out of the “scary light” era of mountain bikes components in the mid 90’s. The Hershey parts on this are really light and really expensive. The front hub is called the Naked hub and one of those few items that defines this era.

4 Responses to Otis Guy Softride

  1. Thierry C. says:

    I just found a brand new Otis Guy Softride. What do you think is a reasonable price for it? Components are Shimano middle of the road type MTB stuff.

  2. Aaron Couture says:

    I have this bike in green. I would be willing to part with it for the right price. Let me know if you are interested.

  3. Dang says:

    I recently sold my custom Softride that I used for XC racing back in 94! My uncle was the builder (he only built 5 frames total). Met with Otis Guy on multiple occasions throughout the racing seasons. Ahhh those were the days! Very simliar parts, Hershey Ti & Kooka & Chris King!

    You can see pics on my url in my name… Ahhhh such great memories!

  4. Alan Murphy says:

    I bought a soft ride that wasnt a complete bike.frame, forks, gooseneck and seat.i finished the bike with decent equipment.i need to locate and buy the seat that a OtisGuy custom parts.i never seem one like this before .any one no were to get one. ive road lots of above average M.B this softride straight smashes. im always blazen new trailes with it. Very cool design.late

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