Photo Epic: 25 Iconic Retro Bikes at The Malverns Classic Retro Show and Shine

Aug 30, 2021
by Nick Bentley  


What s not to love about a Classic Yeti
What's not to love about a Classic Yeti?

Sometimes simplicity is best
Sometimes simplicity is best

A beautiful orange Orange
A beautiful orange Orange

Who thinks we should have some of these paint schemes on modern bikes
Who thinks we should have some of these paint schemes on modern bikes?

Smiles for miles
Smiles for miles

More Chrome paint on this GT Zaskar
More Chrome paint on this GT Zaskar

Not sure what I like more the tyres or the polished finish
Not sure what I like more the tyres or the polished finish

A gaggle of judges going about their work
A gaggle of judges going about their work

The colour of this Klein is amazing
The colour of this Klein is amazing


Yes those are original Alpinestars tyres
Yes, those are original Alpinestars tyres

All these amazing retro bikes drew a big crowd even though it was early after a big night at the Malverns Classic
All these amazing retro bikes drew a big crowd even though it was early after a big night at the Malverns Classic

And people think adjustable geometry is a new thing
And people think adjustable geometry is a new thing

A top 10 for this Islabikes
A top 10 for this Islabikes

So many stunning retro bikes it s crazy to see how much bikes have advanced
So many stunning retro bikes but it's crazy to see how much bikes have advanced

The Judges really had their work cut out for them
The Judges really had their work cut out for them

This Alpinestars was so clean
This Alpinestars was so clean

What s not to love about classic DH bikes
What's not to love about classic DH bikes

A well deserved top 10 for this Pace
A well deserved top 10 for this Pace

Another of the top 10 bikes this Manitou
Another of the top 10 bikes was this Manitou

The 3rd place bike a Fuquay FZI
The 3rd place bike a Fuquay FZI

This Intense M1 was so Clean
This Intense M1 was so clean

GT RTS-2 1993 is the riders first full suspension bike that he has been using the race throughout the years
GT RTS-2 (1993) is the rider’s first full suspension bike that he has been using the race throughout the years

Just how good do these classic RockShox forks look
Just how good do these classic RockShox forks look?

Pace RC200 F3 1994 the owners dream bike since he was 15 years old
Pace RC200 F3 (1994) the owner’s dream bike since he was 15 years old

This Kona looked like it had just come out of the factory but took 2 and a half years to source and build took home second today
This Kona looked like it had just come out of the factory (but took 2 and a half years to source and build) took home second today

The Simplicity of the Roberts is amazing
The simplicity of the Roberts is amazing

Even the judges went Retro
Even the judges went Retro

Some Classic Zipp wheels
Some classic Zipp wheels

Kleins paint jobs are just stunning
Klein’s paint jobs are just stunning

There s something about white bikes that just looks amazing well before they get muddy
There's something about white bikes that just looks amazing, well before they get muddy

Fully rigid forks for this Klein
Fully rigid forks for this Klein

Just how narrow are these bars
Just how narrow are these bars!

The 2021 Retro Show and Shine Winner John Tomoc s Raleigh Signature
The 2021 Retro Show and Shine Winner John Tomac’s Raleigh Signature. A full bike check is coming soon.

The Top 3 enjoying some well-deserved applause. 1000 prize on a giant cheque courtesy of Muc-Off
The Top 3 enjoying some well-deserved applause. £1000 prize on a giant cheque courtesy of Muc-Off



185 Comments

  • 67 0
 This is the first show I’ve been truly gutted to miss in a year and a half.
  • 8 5
 It's OK, John Tomoc won't have missed you
  • 1 0
 @brajal: ahhh they changed it now
  • 112 0
 Not sure what that 2023 Prototype Orange is doing in this post
  • 4 0
 If you just go hang out at the Fromme gate for a bit you'll see a lot of these.
  • 32 2
 "What's not to love about classic DH bikes" how they rode haha.

But in all seriousness, this hits hard in the memories.
  • 11 0
 No joke. That Raleigh Lizard was my first mtb in 1990. Absolute trash, but I'm now close to tears.
  • 7 1
 @BenPea: that intense, my first DH bike
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: stop chopping, @MindPatterns, we're not gonna cope.
  • 14 0
 @hamncheez: That Intense M1 was the pinnacle of drool back in the day.
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: I remember so many lizards around my way, most owners saved them off for an even crapper Activator with that awful attempt at front suspension.
  • 5 0
 @pourquois-pas: Those Dorado's are so beautiful
  • 2 1
 @BenPea: my mate Fat Ste had one in 1990 but I had to settle for an Apollo Blizzard 15 because they were on sale at Halfords. Also the same year I started reading MBUK.
Over the next couple of years I changed literally every part on that bike until I had a complete new one.
Looking at these photos is bringing back a bunch of memories. The Alpinestars Al mega, Halson Inversion forks, Tioga Psycho tyres, the classic Konas and Tioga Disk Drives. Awesome walk down memory lane (and made better because I was too young to afford any of the bikes here at the time - even the RTS2 which was about £900 at the time I think.)
@pinkbike how about a "which would you rather have" poll?
  • 1 0
 @pimpin-gimp: "raleigh activator" is not a google image search for the faint-hearted. Remember lusting after Proflex bikes around then. Never saw suspension in real life.
  • 1 0
 @jaame: my mate Ste had something blue slightly higher up in the range. Also trash but a bigger number on the derailleur.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: Apollo Eclipse or was that a road bike? Atomic?
  • 1 0
 @giantwhip:

i have the the same fork on my Foes Mono DHs 2001
  • 1 0
 @jaame: I'm talking Raleigh. Apollos were for scallies.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: Scallies weren’t invented in 1990.
Raleigh Maverick?
  • 1 0
 @jaame: They were in the North West. Not a Maverick, no. I have something at home that kooks a lot like an 80s one though. Possibly a Massif? We may never know.
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: That could have been it. The well heeled around me rode Marin Palisades, Diamond Back Topangas & Sorrentos. A couple of boys had Saracen Kili Flyers. One of them wore Oakley Razor Blades in red iridium!
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: I had an Apollo Kalamunda in about 1991/2 in a nice blue colour. 10 speed I think. That last me until 96 when I got a Giant Boulder, and that was the start of my obsession with spending money I don’t have on bikes I can’t ride very well.
  • 1 0
 @pimpin-gimp: Kilimanjaro?
  • 1 0
 @jaame: nah, kalamunda. Was bright blue, the following ones were bright fluoro orange and every kid had one.
  • 2 0
 @pimpin-gimp: wow I looked it up. Sweet whip!
  • 1 0
 @jaame: 1992 me was very happy with it! I stripped it and sprayed it in Ford Tasmin Blue with some Marin and MBUK stickers in about 1994/5 before getting a Giant Boulder for Xmas 1996.
  • 1 0
 @pimpin-gimp: remember those Raleigh M Trax bikes like the Ogre? Titanium pipes in cromo lugs?
  • 1 0
 @jaame: used to love that stuff! I grabbed a handful of brochures of all manufactures anytime we went near a bike shop back then, it’s all we could do before the internet came along and made it easier to look at stuff like that.
  • 26 0
 That first Klein... I wanted that bike so badly.....
  • 16 0
 The only thing that held me off from buying a Klein was the super rigid fork on them... oh and the fact that I was in school and that I had basically no money.
  • 6 0
 Amazing stroll down memory lane. Those 90's Kleins are partially responsible for the amount of purple ano on my bike today.
  • 2 0
 Lost an entire weekend once dealing with the internal cable routing on one of those Klein. The bike did look amazing though.
  • 8 0
 I worked at a big Klein dealer back in the day, and those bikes were beautiful. Big tubes, smooth welds and paint jobs that are still best in the business. They were also OG dentist rides... We sold a lot of them to guys that did 10 miles a year of paved trails on their XTR rigs.
  • 4 0
 I remember realizing peak Klein occurred when one of their bikes became the bike that hung on the wall in Jerry's apartment in Seinfeld. My uncle also loved to show off his bright orange Klein that he had absolutely no business owning as @Glenngineer points out (it was full XTR and top of the line...he road it up and down a gravel path a few times a year, lol).
  • 8 0
 @Glenngineer: Klein def had the best paint. Still to this day not matched IMO
  • 2 0
 They really needed to post pictures from directly in front and directly behind to get the full effect. From those angles it is solid colors. Pretty amazing to see and was always in love with them.
  • 2 0
 But then the Night Storm... Had to be their pinnacle because Tinker rode it.
  • 1 0
 I still do!
  • 4 0
 Some manufacturer needs to re-make those Klein paintjobs, or try to. They are amazing.
  • 1 0
 @Kiwijohn42:

holy sht I forgot about that paint job... just beautiful. Yup I'd pay for a sweet paint job.
  • 1 0
 @Glenngineer: I did too and remember those people! They made us good money and understand from a business point of view how important that is now .... but back in the day it upset me.
  • 13 0
 I'm just cutting onions here...
  • 11 0
 the Dorado still looks better than any fork currently on the market now IMO
  • 2 0
 word
  • 2 0
 That's true!!!
  • 2 0
 I had the MRD with the integrated stem. Such a great fork. Now I ride a newer 2010ish Pro. I'm so glad they have brand new models out but I'm not sure they're worth the upgrade for me. I still want one though.
  • 6 0
 I wonder what the judging criteria was -
Rarity ? Pristineness ? Originality ? Age ?

Yeah we all wanted one of those Rainbow Kleins. My cousin had a beautiful sapphire blue one.
  • 1 0
 Agreed! Would love to have a breakdown of how these bikes are actually judged... they all seem cool and old to me...
  • 6 1
 That Alpinestars is amazing. I think that time was when we first started all that nonsense about short chainstays tucking the rear wheel under the rider for better climbing. Lol. What a load of nonsense. But that's what justified the whole elevated chainstay thing. You can see the seeds of all the ideas that mostly got worked out by today, 25 years later.
  • 1 0
 much different having a short shorter rear end !!! Cro Mega DX owner here
  • 5 0
 lovely looking bikes......god i wish i had a klein. and despite popular opinions not all classic bikes rode bad. my 1994 zasker LE and (much cheaper) kona fire mountain were great xc/trail bikes. sure there nowhere near as good on technical descents as modern bikes but they were soo fast on everything else. too many people nowadays need a super long slack frame to ride anything now.
  • 6 0
 We need to bring back polished chrome frames and anodized parts for everything! Bikes these days are so bland with their all black bars and stems and most other parts and basic paint designs
  • 1 0
 It can be still done, might just have to settle on brushed alloy frame!
  • 3 0
 I still have my 1998 K2 ProFlex 4000. I converted it to a 1X and it’s got new cranks and bar. Otherwise, it’s period correct. My buddy still has my first ProFlex. The 1995 755. All original except for replacement elastomers
  • 1 0
 I had a Proflex 854 that I bought new in 1994, loved it and rode the hell out of it for years. Sadly stolen a couple years ago. Eventually found it (thief got prosecuted as well) but by then insurance had covered a replacement. Unfortunately elastomers are hard to find, I did find some of the appropriate material finally, and was about to order some when the bike was stolen.
  • 1 0
 @EdSawyer: There is a company that makes replacement elastomers for anything you can imagine including proflex bikes. Google suspensionforkparts all one word.
  • 1 0
 @mrfrench2013: yeah, I had looked at those a while back, had some at one point. THey are way more dense and not the same material as the originals. (microcellular urethane). I did find a company that made MCU in the right size and durometer, never got around to getting any, but they would sell in 12" lengths of tubing.
  • 4 0
 Pretty sure i had wet dreams about that anno purple pace rc200 as a youth...
  • 3 0
 Klein and Gt for me...
  • 2 0
 I had that bike! Well, not really but I had the Selle Italia Turbo saddle with elastomer bumpers that's on it so close enough. I always lusted after the shiny alu finish one myself!
  • 4 0
 Oh man,all dream stuff! Congrats to all the treasure keepers for showing us this awesome pieces of history.
  • 4 0
 Do I spy Hans Rey in the yellow hoodie and GT cap in the background of the Klein photo?
  • 2 0
 I’m not scrolling up to check, but he was there so it’s quite possible. The event is sponsored by GT.
  • 1 0
 2nd vote for Hansy checking out the gear. Sure looks like him to me
  • 1 0
 Does anyone have any ride time on the the Slingshot? Saw one behind the last two Kleins pictured in the article. If so, I would love to hear how it handled. What a bizarre bike..did the front half of the bike independently pivot from the back end? Googled them and there is still a website slingshotbikes.com/bikes.php but they seem to be shuttered now.
  • 3 0
 Mike Curiak resurrected one and did an interesting write up.

mikesee.exposure.co/the-slingshot-project
  • 2 0
 One came through a shop I worked in. Never rode it on a trail, but in the parking lot it felt like any other bike from that Era. Reminded me of a swing bike a bit visually. Did take a bit more edge off stuff than Steel alone, but felt noodley and like something was broken...
  • 7 0
 The Slingshot in the background is mine. It was such a fun bike to take to the Malverns as it generated so much interest and “WTF” comments! The front half does move independently thanks to a leaf spring in the top tube but the movement is minimal. In terms of how it rides, it’s pretty subtle but disconcerting as movement is lateral as well as vertical. I’ve not really ridden it in anger (it terrifies me!) but I’ve been told they climb really well under the right conditions.
  • 3 0
 @Douggiep: That's rad. Never sell it! I wish we had bike shows around here. Like the NSRA shows there should be NBRA. National bike rod association. There are a lot of cool rare bikes around.
  • 1 0
 I had a lot of dream bikes as a kid and that was one of the main ones. But I've read modern reviews of them that they're absolutely terrifying to ride aggressively. Funny because all of the magazine reviews of them at the time couldn't say enough good things. I guess perspective changes, but it's always been a lesson in the power of advertising dollars too.
  • 1 0
 I built up a 29er when I got a cheap frame on ebay - about 15k km on it, rode it until the frame got bent in tranit one time - sold it to someone in China for more than I paid for it! I rode it on mainly very tame stuff on paths (training bike). Was very scared of hitting the front wheel with my toes on anything downhill!
  • 1 0
 @Douggiep: People don't understand how great those rode. I switched from a Fisher Supercaliber to a Slingshot in 1993, took 2 minutes off my best time on my local 4 mile XC loop instantly. I wish I never got rid of mine...
  • 2 0
 @Typo-Knig: Agree on the 'feel'. Very hard to describe, and in a sense counter-intuitive (a bit of flex should be less efficient) but glad you have some numbers to back it up. I was never that good.
  • 1 0
 How about that paint on the Mavericks frames that had flowers painted,for it still is the best looking paint job on any frame ,can’t seem to find them anywhere?,and yeah that Klein paint is beautiful,seen them in the flesh and they are astonishing,and same goes with some retro color tires Smile )))
  • 1 0
 Great memories from being a kid wanting a pace RC200. My favourite bikes as a kid was, Proflex Mountain cycles San Andreas And of course Pace RC 200 in anodised Purple. Probably the reason Purple is still my favourite Colour.
  • 1 0
 We have an alpinestars AL mega in the shop right now in for a hub rebuild and the customer didn't supply the rear qr skewer so we used a standard qr (for 135mm spacing) and it was way too short due to the comically thick dropouts. The thing has 10mm and 8mm thick dropouts!! They were doing some seriously wild stuff back then!
  • 2 0
 I remember seeing those hydraulic rim brakes when I was apprenticing as a kid. I thought they were badass until the shop manager informed me that you could crush the rim by braking too hard
  • 1 0
 The polished Pace, the RC200 F3 (1994): is the front wheel laced like that just for looks or was it thought (back then) to offer some performance benefits? I've never seen it before.
  • 5 0
 Snowflake lacing - people did it in the 90’s just for the appearance.
  • 6 0
 There was talk at the time about it making the wheel more rigid as it would stop the spokes moving against each other (remember rims back then were basically made of tin foil). In reality it made no difference other than creaking a lot, and meant when you snapped 1 spoke, the other one wrapped around it lost all tension as well, making the buckle way worse. They really did look cool though, do that's the main thing.
  • 2 0
 It has crow's foot lacing, the Kona beside it has it too, It's just for looks and was quite common back then. No performance advantage!
  • 3 0
 Klein is one of mine all time favourites! Those frames were incredible piece of welding art and the same with paint job.
  • 2 0
 The Raleigh is fucking amazing, but sorry for the judges - the replica has to have Manitou fork, not MAG 21! Anyhow... very cool bikes!
  • 1 0
 its a signature, Tomac rode rockshox for the early part of the 92 season. strathpeffer XC world cup, houffalize XC world cup, kamakazi dh etc.
  • 4 1
 M'enfin... where is the SUNN RADICAL+ ? the one who won the 1994 DH world Championship.
SUNN was the king of the 90's.
  • 2 0
 They can only show them If they own them - I guess nobody has one worth showing off. I know of a few in collections but they are work in progress so aren’t ready for the shows.
  • 2 0
 @pimpin-gimp: Some owners in the Sunn Saint Gaudens GB vintage group: www.facebook.com/groups/1665677183704789 next year I will go to Malverns with some bikes of my collection. We had a small retro mtb week-end this year vintagemtb.org
  • 3 0
 That m1 brings Chris Kovarick and Sam Hill flashbacks The rear triangle was what Minaar rode with Haro
  • 2 0
 I think that bike, to me, will always be THE downhill bike of downhill bikes. In the red/ yellow colourway. I think it was probably in its prime around the time I was getting in to the sport and had my head stuck in issues of dirt mag. It was everywhere.
  • 1 0
 @joshdodd: the bike I drooled over as a kid was the Red and yellow Giant ATX DH bike
  • 1 0
 @giantwhip: Oh shit, yeah! I'd forgotten about that one. I loved those bikes too. They're both right up there in my mountain bike psyche but I think the M1 just edges it.
  • 2 0
 I had a Kona HeiHei ti back in '95, that was a great bike. Dummy sold it around '02 to buy something much more forgettable Frown
  • 1 0
 I’m more excited by the glimpse I got of some Halson Inversion PDS forks! Always thought they were amaze-balls when I saw the adds for them on old Mountain Bike Action Mags…
  • 1 1
 I would enter my daily driver GT but recently tossed on some disc brakes, and now it just aint period correct these days. Rides fine though.

I like kleins, but where is the Fat Chance with 1 inch head tube? The owl hollow lightspeed? And the shtump jumpa with cantilevers? 1st ever with a slack headtube. So many cool vintage bikes. Cool article.
  • 1 0
 Holy cow, there's a Crosstrac Sonoma in the background!!! Where's a better photo of that rarity?
Who would have thought linking your fork to your rear shock wasn't a good idea.
  • 2 0
 Modern bike designers should take note. I think current designers are all suffering from depression, most modern bikes come in dull grey. Where is the fun.
  • 1 0
 Loved seeing the vintage tires on the bikes here. I remember when XC riders broke down into two groups: those who rode Ritchey tires, and those who did not. Everyone not on Ritchey tires was an outside or poser.
  • 2 0
 Look at all that colour, compared to the piss poor colour palette of today, they rode shit but looked damn fine, today they ride damn fine but look shit
  • 3 0
 Chrome paint on the GT Zaskar?
  • 13 0
 Ball burnished aluminum.
  • 1 3
 Looks chrome plated to me Smile
  • 4 0
 @ichabodchain: ball burnished, I had one back in the day
  • 2 0
 @nojzilla: You are 100% correct.
  • 1 0
 retro is truly beautiful. bikes will never look as good as 1998-2003 DH bikes in my opinion. (look not ride, they ride like shit)
  • 3 0
 I wanted that Manitou SO bad back in the day. I still do too.
  • 1 0
 one of the best looking hardtails ever. so bad they all cracked at the headtube. so damn beautiful with the square back end. but my all time fave bike of the 90ies is a zaskar. preferable a 93 in turquoise. had a ball burnished one in the late 90ies before gt went bankrupt and went from awesome to sh!t. klein attitude and adroit paintjobs are like art, so nice.
  • 1 0
 Who knew Orange could make a pretty bike, Klein's had the best paint jobs ever, and I remember really wanting a Chuck when they came out
  • 3 0
 Was sure Fuquay were going to be a Scottish brand.
  • 3 0
 The tomac is an actual tomac race bike. Merlin built.
  • 2 0
 Thaaaat is sick then. Not too many of those around. The Alpinestars Al-Mega got robbed from a podium spot. That thing was dope.
  • 1 0
 @johnnyboydh:

i got the Cro Mega DX !!!! it briken but i still have it in my garage

i cant throw it


my first "real " bike !!!
  • 1 0
 Makes me feel like a kid again when I used to lust after all these bikes. Makes me wish I never sold my 91 GT Team Avalanche.
  • 1 0
 Ferraroli was my dream bike when I was a child ! And later, I think it was a SBIKE with Nicolas Vouilloz ! Crazy to see how it evolved !
  • 3 0
 Palmer FSR, M1, Weasel…….. wow these take me back! Good times.
  • 1 0
 You know you're an old mountain biker when?.......

I want my flouro pink, rigid Muddy Fox with its 'disc' rear wheel (bought in 1990)
  • 1 0
 I believe the white Zinn with flowers on the front was Jo Burts bike (Mint Sauce artist). I remember reading about him building that back in the day.
  • 2 0
 That Klein Attitude with the white splatter paint job is absolutely stunning. God damn.
  • 1 0
 Can you believe we rode ski hills, on full rigid, caliper braked bikes? The vibrations were insane. Parts failed daily it seemed.
  • 1 0
 Man I could spend hours just checking those bikes out. Absolutely beautiful! I really want to get into collecting classic mtbs.
  • 2 3
 wasn't Iron Horse a Walmart bike brand (or other similar store) or am I wrong about that? B/c of their weight, I remember we always joked about those bikes being made of solid iron when we'd get one in the shop.
  • 10 0
 Iron Horse used to be a good brand. After filing for bankruptcy in 2009, they were bought by Dorel (current owner of GT, Mongoose, cannondale, and schwinn).

Sam Hill used to ride for them
  • 9 0
 Yep, they made a big push on the DH scene, with the MadCatz team around 2003-ish. First with a rebranded Intense frame, then with their own "SGS" horst-link bikes. I can't speak to the quality, but they started marketing the SGS line of gravity at SportCheck and other department stores, and that was pretty much the end of the line for the SGS models.

But in the mean time, with Sam Hill and then Brendan Fairclough on board their race team, they had the first iteration of the Dave Weagle dual link, and they produced DH and trail bikes in that form for quite a few years, before disappearing. I had several friends with the famous/infamous Iron Horse Sunday frames, which were absolutely mint at first, but suffered from severe alignment issues once they moved the production to asia.

So there you go.
  • 4 0
 They were a bike shop brand when I was a kid and we used to sell their DH bikes in a shop I worked at in the early 2k's. Pretty sure the Sunday, donned some championship colors at one point. That being said, for the purpose of the show, shouldn't matter if it was sold in walmart or not.
  • 1 0
 @Mr-Steven-Harper: and used to win for them
  • 1 1
 @Mr-Steven-Harper: on flat pedals
  • 1 0
 @mammal: thanks, I suspected that was the case

@joebmx: just an honest question re: Iron Horse sales, not a comment on what should be in the show.
  • 1 0
 iirc, iron horse had some sort of relationship--distributor, factory, asian sales team, loan broker, i can't recall--with zebrakenko bikes, which were originally distributed in the usa by a bike shop in north haven, ct.
  • 1 0
 @Mr-Steven-Harper: Hill rode for them but had the frames changed and rewelded. I miss the days of him on the Horse attacking like crazy
  • 2 0
 @giantwhip: Yep, I'm not sure if his SGS frames were modified for him, as he was first year senior at that point, but his Weagle Sundays were definitely customer Sam Hill bikes. That guy on that bike were way ahead of the competition at that point in time.
  • 1 0
 SGS DH in it's first (only?) racing year was '03 UCI DH WC overall champ under Rennie, Junior World Champ under Hill (with a crash, good enough for 3rd in seniors - do I sense a theme?). Pretty sure frames were stock. The IH Mad Catz team was stacked that year with Rennie, Hill, Graves, Atkinson.

youtu.be/o-wFPQ0LbqQ?t=1024

www.instagram.com/p/CG06jKnjgLW
  • 3 0
 Iron Horse goes way far back.
Here's Dave Cullinan winning the 1992 DH world Championship on a Iron Horse (frame actually made by Verlicchi in Italy,used by a few brands at the time).

youtu.be/KFxL8yQakrk
  • 1 0
 @powermutant: Those 03 SGS frames were stock, save for a few in which the upper shock mount had been re-drilled a touch higher up the frame to lower the bb and slack the head angle. I'm pretty sure Rennie ran his that way, but I can't speak with any certainty for the other riders. I don't know if this continued after the e13 replacement linkage kits were released. Thus concludes my weirdly specific piece of bike trivia.
  • 2 0
 I wonder the winner criteria
  • 2 0
 Klein and Manitou dream bikes up to now
  • 1 0
 I raced a Klein Attitude at Malverns in 92. The memories!!! Smashing stuff!
  • 1 0
 Those early Kleins…they still look modern. The most stunning bikes ever produced.
  • 1 0
 My first mountain bike was in there. A Raleigh Lizard. It was a rubbish bike, but I had a ton of fun on it.
  • 2 0
 Old Klein's are the best looking bikes. Hills I'm willing to die on.
  • 2 0
 1993 Kona Cindercone or nothing ❤️
  • 1 0
 wow what a show! thats a great turn out of awesome classics. would be great if more events did this!
  • 1 0
 Would that John Tomac's Raleigh Signature have been built by the man, the myth, the legend that is RC?
  • 2 0
 no, it was built in conjunction with raleigh usa, merlin titanium & easton.

RC I believe did design some frames for Tomac during his time with Giant, but they cracked in pre season testing
  • 1 0
 Oh the memories of Raleigh Amazons and Raleigh Craptivators! So good to see these; thank you!
  • 1 0
 Stunning! Were those bikes ever sold and ridden? Most of them look like a brand new old stock...
  • 1 0
 Anyone else spot Hans Rey, yellow hoodie and muc off bag just checking the bikes out.
  • 6 5
 Gotta say, they all look like sessions to me
  • 2 1
 I know this was a joke, but literally none of them looked like sessions
  • 1 1
 Hahaha, how unfunny. The appeal of these bikes is precisely that they don't "look like sessions". But yes, it does take some observation powers to see that they are all pedal-powered vehicles with two wheels!
  • 1 1
 Them bikes looked fun with the coloured tires, creative wheels and artistic paint schemes. Now bikes look good.
  • 1 0
 Lots of Onza Chill Pills but no Grafton Fat Fingers.
  • 2 0
 No Ringlé Mojo (peace and love)?
  • 1 0
 there was some there, just not photographed
  • 1 0
 Is there a complete picture of the Boulder bicycles (maybe a gazelle?)
  • 1 0
 It's a Starship.
  • 2 0
 That Kona Hei Hei Big Grin
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 Where the Garry Fishers at? so many sweet bikes tho!
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 I owned the same Kona HeiHei before it was stolen about 30 years ago
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 SLINGSHOT FTW.
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 Man, I miss my Slingshot so much...
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 Where's the K2 with the shock that looks like a wang
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 bring back derailleur guards
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 those Kleins are mythical
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 Not complete without a late 80s Rocky Mountain Blizzard!
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 I also didn't spot any Cannondale bikes.
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 Fat Chance Yo Eddy is Missing!
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 @funkzander: There’s one lurking in the background, I think. 12th pic down (yellow hoody on left). The right hand row of bikes goes Manitou, Klein, something, something, Yo Eddy. And the other row has a Ti-Fat.
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 That FSR!
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 Ahh the memories.
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 Amazing gravel bikes!
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 So glad we don't have to ride bikes like that anymore. Cool to look at but man they suck...
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 Yep, we are so lucky nowadays to have Penny Farthings to ride.
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 @MattP76: wait, are people actually riding those now-a-days?!
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 Agreed. I rode thru mid 90's and most of the bikes back then. Cool looking, but most are awful even compared to today's mid level machines
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