1985 MRD Badlander Freestyler
One of only a few left I think, going by what is shown in the bmx museum? A gem of a bike!!!
I bought this MRD Freestyler brand new from our local bmx shop " SpeedWheels" of Glenfield - Leicester in 1985
I used it for doing demos with the SpeedWheels trick team, over a two year period, and also entered a number of competitions With it.
I bought it due to needing a frame n fork set that would lasts, having previously snapped other frames, this one can take major beatings.
And as you can see, is still looking as good as the day I bought it.
I started riding in 1982 on a red and black Halfords Turbo, then a Raleigh Super Burner, I then built up a DP Fire Bird with the super burners parts, then a TRM Freestyler with some trick bits, having snapped that, I saved my money and purchased a super Polished alloy Pk Ripper, That a friend now still owns, and lastly my MRD.
I do regret selling my Ripper, but the MRD although not so well know, has served me very well, and is much loved!! It was the fact it was made from Renolds 531 tubing and brazed instead of tig welded, that is what I think made all the difference,
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- Freestyle / Flatland
- Company: MRD-March Racing Developments
- Model: Badlander
- Material: Other
- Toptube length: 18 inch
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details MRD Badlander Freestyler Frame and Forks, RedLine 400 3peice cranks-Tuff Neck chain ring, MKS Grafight-x pedels, Suntour Stem, Skyway grips, Odyssey Chromoly handle bars, Shotgun Seat, Tioga seat post clamp, Chromoly layback seat post, Dia Compe MX 1000 brake calipers- 283 levers, Skyway Tuff 2 wheels- free wheel, FishBone Gyro,