German:A are a lesser known suspension brand in the UK, and they target one thing: lightness! It was the truss fork below that caught my eye, but among other things, they also had a 100g shock, which when I picked it up, was indeed a shock.
In the UK, German:A products are available through the Poshbikes Atelier in Maidstone, who can also advise you of UK pricing.
David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.
Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.