by Marc Basiliere
October 9, 2013
The dark side of add-ons
Sometimes it’s hard to know where exactly the tipping point between well adapted and unfit for consumption lies. But it’s not hard to know on which side this thoroughly-accesorised display bike from Topeak sits.
Now, I’ve got nothing against Topeak- in fact my own go-to pump is a battered, faded, but functional fourteen-year-old Master Blaster from the Taiwanese company. And their floor pumps seem similarly excellent. Still, every time I passed this particular bike, it merited a pause. And a shudder.
While there are eleven accessories called out in the answer key above, only nine actually go with the bike. Looking at the bike, surely there are more?
Over to you: how many accessories can a trail bike support without being overwhelmed?