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The Cutting Edge of 1995

Thanks to the tremendous time waster Pinterest, I found this very old feature about even older bikes. It’s a review of a 1995 book called Pro Mountain Biker, and it’s posted on

Reading this feature, I get the impression that the writer is knowledgeable of old bikes, but he often skips over important details. Details of the kind that makes me think he’s not that knowledgeable of old bikes.

It is very confusing!

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I’ve thought about which four manufacturers you’d put on the Mount Rushmore of Vintage MTBs, and narrowing down to four would be very difficult. Do you go with the fathers of the sport like Ritchey and Breezer? Or maybe the ones that really ran with the ball like Klein or GT? It’s a very tough call.

Yeti would have to get serious consideration.

Tomac’s 1990 FRO

Why?  For starters, they were big into racing. I think they were the first team to show up at races with a big box van, rather than a regular passenger van. Yeti was run by John Parker and he saw early on the value of racing to his brand.  And not only were they a big presence at NORBA events, their teams features some of the most well-loved racers in NORBA history.

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