Not too long ago, when hucking was all the rage, the Karpiel Armageddon stood at the top of the heap of monster-bikes. Coupled with a Risse Bigfoot fork up front, the Armageddon had up to 12″ of travel front and back, and weighed as much as a Buick. That weight didn’t matter, of course, to the Josh Benders of the world who pointed the bike off of the biggest cliff they could find, and hoped for the best.
Well, times have changed since hucking’s glory days, and the Armageddon now appears to have changed with it. Some pictures of a prototype of the redesigned Armageddon have surfaced over at the MTBR forums, and they show what appears to be a leaner, meaner version of the former huckster. Specs and hard numbers aren’t available yet, but expect the travel to be reigned in to around 9″-10″, and price to be in the $3000 range (frame only, of course). Karpiel’s website is all locked up until the bike’s official release, so check back soon for all the details as they come available.