I was sat in the Woodbine Cafe in Hope on Sat morning leafing through a mag (left there) from 2006. ALOT of the kit looks similar (the same) as now.
I never realised that the Cane Creek Double-barrel dates over 8yrs+
Alot of the kit (bar carbon and the look of the frames)- if you put a different date on the mag I'd have happily bought it off the shelf now. Infact- I read most of the mag in the cafe OVER the copies of recent Dirt mags also left there.
Advances? Apart from materials I can't really see it being any different in 10yrs (apart from the look of the frames). Its a bicycle. Dress it up how you want but its a bicycle.
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