- MTB clothing brands of the early to mid 90s
I’ve still got a few ROX T-shirts.
Remember the old classic Specialized shoes? Plain black with a little red S, they had a sort of fold-over leather cover on them. They were great, somewhere I’ve still got a pair of them, almost unworn! Also one of the original MTB shoes, the Nike Poohbah:
Turn up at races and everyone would be wearing ROX or No Fear T-shirts!Posted 7 years agoDezBSubscriber
Anyone remember Parrott?
Pretty sure that hideous yellow thing I’ve got on in the pic was Parrott. Belonged to Tim, the photographer. Not sure if i wore it because of the cold or because he wanted more colour in the pic!Posted 7 years ago
Just noticed, I still wear those Lusso knee warmers too.ourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I recently discoverd my old Rox “Special K” (with the “K” being the old Kona logo) t-shirt.
And a thick-as-hell-made-to-last white embroidered Oakley Thermonuclear Protection t-shirt.
But I think my original Oakley Frogskins (black rain frame, red iridium lens) are no longer with me. 🙁Posted 7 years ago
But I think my original Oakley Frogskins (black rain frame, red iridium lens) are no longer with me.
Mine were MkIs, black frame and black lens, with the original metal hinge. I left them on a blonde in France and have regretted it ever since. 🙁 (Not the blonde, you understand, no regrets there)
Still have the original Blue Iridium lens from my Mumbos as well (Pre M-Frames!)Posted 7 years agoMunqe-chickMember
old skool oakleys are making a comeback, and I think oakley are re-releasing them as half the moto GP guys wore frogskins on the grid this year. I found a pair I bought as a teenager in the nineties for £25 and left in a drawer, Mr MC suggested I put em on fleabay and they went for >£60 😯
Waa also going to name check Buffalo for their fleece/pertex top which was as ubiquitous as a marin full susser back in the day…Posted 7 years agoTheGingerOneMember
Answer Flatfoots in Blue and black, but with replacement non-white laces. It would be rude for them to be perfect after all this time!!
And some Oakley Frogskins bought from the stand at the bike show at Earls Court circa 1994. Transparent black with red iridium lenses I think (Plus glue holding the hinge together).
Posted 7 years agomountain chubMember
I loved those OF3 gloves too – had 2 pairs both destroyed and in bin 😥 having said that I wonder if they were any better than the gloves I wear now or if my memory is forgetting the bad bits.
Did anyone ever buy some gear from a company called Last Ten. I had a Pertex windstopper and MASSIVE fleecy gloves. I loved their stuff. Shame I can’t find anything anywhere to show they existed!!!Posted 7 years agopartickbatemanMember
Probably reflects quite badly on me that it takes a thread like this to concert me from lurked to poster, but couldnt resist.
OF3 gloves were classics, I bought a pair used from Dave Hemming at the Malverns when I was about 14. He’d broken the bunnyhop record wearing them, so thought wearing them would obviously make me better.
XSW – baggy “extreme” clothes but a very toasty hat, as worn by JMC in Dirt (can you see a patten emerging here?). Left it on the schoolbus.
Steep body armour – still got my knee pads and they’re technically still in one piece. Useless though, one area there’s been real improvement.
Also had an assortment of Rox tshirts with cheeky slogans on them, which obviously marked me out as a dangerous renegade.
Ah, those were the days…Posted 7 years agoPiefaceMember
I remember now Eclipse was chav wear.
I think the only thing this company made was a T-Shirt which was a ‘must have’ item in the day IIRC, relatively expensive too I think.
I think they were light green coloured with a circular pattern around the brand name in the middle, which was a single word like eclipse or voodoo, but obviously neither of those.
I think I will make my next purchase Parrot, just for that ‘semi-retro’ look.Posted 7 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
Nike Nguba (still got a pair). Wierd name but did the job well, and I bought them second hand, they’re still going strong.
Got one of the early Mint Sauce cycling jerseys in orange too. Way too small for me now but MFL junior likes the look of it, so I’ll hand it down to him I think.
Didn’t Bean bag make the original race kit for Orange bikes?Posted 7 years agojimmySubscriber
Remember those gloves that were neoprene but with open fingers? They just had finger fronts and looped around just under the nail… There was also an advert / poster for them which really epitomised MTBing for me back then; dusty, sweaty, pumped forearms with cuts and scratches. best rides.
I also had a pertex shell which was half green / half purple… Something lizard?
EDIT:Not Rocket power parts, but they were ACE.Posted 7 years agotandemwarriorsMember
Was wearing my Rox hoodie only today. “My nuts are titanium” it declares on the back.
What about Redley skate shoes, as per JMC in Dirt. Still got my blue & red pair but they’re pretty faded now. I believe they went out of business, if I google Redley now I just get lots of handbags with a wee dog on them!
Oakley Frogskins- yep, the third set of prescription lenses died last year and the frame is now 30% superglue.
OF3 gloves, fantastic. Loved the long/short finger thing.Posted 7 years ago
MBUK T-shirts- check.
AXO Ponys – check.
And the saddest loss of all, my Poobahs that died in October 🙁
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