- History of Mountain Biking magazine
I bought it but haven’t done more than have a flick through.
If, like me, you are in your forties and enjoy a nostalgia fest you will be happy enough 🙂
Shockingly no mention of me and my mates inventing mountain biking when we put cow horn handlebars and cyclocross tyres on our ten speed racers then went up the woods etc, etc, etc.Posted 4 years agodalemanSubscriber
Wife got me this for valentines i am over 40 and know most of the history of MTB, still enjoyed looking back brought back some great memories. Thing that got me was looking at pictures of the pipe line at newnam Plymouth and the bomb holes from Malverns just how hot and sunny it was all the crowd in t’s and shorts, unlike every event i have been to in the last five years standing in the poring rain.Posted 4 years ago
Marin County, Cali
repack rider – just out of interest what role did Marin bikes play in he early mtb scene? Were they linked to the Marin klunker scene?
None, really. Founder Bob Buckley lived a couple of miles from the mountain bike epicenter and was himself an avid cyclist, but his business as I understand it, was importing jewelry made in Asia. By the mid-eighties it was already clear where the US market was headed, and every bike company had an off-road model or twenty.
Using his manufacturing contacts in Taiwan, Buckley had bikes made that were, like every other mountain bike of the era, a knock off of the Ritchey MountainBike. He struck gold by associating the name of his company with the Mecca of the sport, and his staff are themselves local Marin riders all grown up now after thirty years in the business.
In the end, they made some nice bikes, and there is nothing wrong with that.Posted 4 years ago
Mine arrived today. 😀
I’ve flipped through it, and there is definitely some duplication as some said above. A good example are several photos of someone with a camcorder taped to their helmet billed as the “first helmetcam.” So, keep in mind that it is a collection of articles from various authors and wasn’t written cover to cover by one person.
Looking forward to reading it! 😛Posted 4 years ago
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