Thread started by supersano
at 03.20.09 - 10:51 am
I miss the 90s. There's so much fun in this photo I don't even know where to start....the priceless Yeti prototype? The Coors? The dropoff in the trail with those brakes? The Oakley Blades?
I was born that year!
03.20.09 - 10:51 am
those are canti brakes, still popular with cyclocross (which is what that guys doing) because of their superior stopping power compared to road bike brakes. i dont understand that comment.
03.20.09 - 10:52 am
Most mountain bikes these days use disc or V-brakes which are even more powerful.
03.20.09 - 11:22 am
Shoulda been more specific - I was referring to the brake levers...just so dainty looking. As for cyclocrossers and their cantis, I always thought the primary reason for their continued usage is their additional mud clearance. Cantilevers are decidedly inferior to v-brakes or discs in terms of outright power but I figured the better modulation is the reason they never moved to v-brakes or discs.
03.20.09 - 11:26 am
Oh, and that ain't a cyclocrosser...that's just good old Johnny T (already a 3-time NORBA mountain bike champion) and his road preferences messing around in the woods. I think he was still living in Belgium and racing the euro pro circuit for the 7-Eleven or Motorola at that time.
03.20.09 - 11:33 am
and i meant cantis have more stopping power in the wet and mud than normal road bike brakes.
03.20.09 - 11:53 am
Well, all I can say is, I WANT THAT 7-11 JERSEY!!!!!
03.20.09 - 2:19 pm
That photo owns. Good to know that there are others who appreciate that era in cycling.
Drop-bar mountain bikes +1
Actually pedaling your bike +1
Those look like Campy C-Record levers.
03.20.09 - 2:47 pm
Yeah, gimme the Record OR levers, those beasts.
03.20.09 - 2:55 pm
My Bontrager not a 'cross bike because it's a mtn bike that I rode until I built my Double Cross 3 years ago. Been meaning to build the frame as an SS but have no money so it's hanging on the wall of my garage. Original Bontrager composite fork!
03.20.09 - 3:10 pm
Oooh, nice fork. Old Bontrager frames are so clean. Been looking for a reasonable Syncros fork for my '91 Rocky Mountain. Or air cartridges for my original Manitou. Might have to do drop bars too, after all this.
03.20.09 - 4:33 pm
ahhh the 90s, when Schwinn and Mongoose were still respectable
03.20.09 - 6:25 pm
....what, sarah you're a youngin?
....i though you were OLD
like 21 or something.
03.20.09 - 11:10 pm
That Bontrager is all kinds of badass.
03.21.09 - 4:27 am