:lol: I don't think age is relevant (what with me being 44 an' all)...
Only looked at MBUK for the first time in (probably) '92 and bought my bike (Kona.. Cinder Cone) in '93..
Wish I'd have seen these earlier ones though..
its mad i know, no offence was made ref age, i just remember being 14 at the time, and shimano had introduced the 21 speed hyperglyde gears, my previous bike was an 18 speed muddyfox courier, i nearly bought a mfx explorer in gold, and then saw a 21 speed equipped raleigh ozark, i think the first 21 speed mtb in plymouth actually, as raleigh had them first, i bent the forks in the first week, 6 weeks later the boys and i did the regular tour de plymouth( a monster ride round all the bikes shops at the time, there were nine at the time, and collect all the new bike catalogues, when i arrived at the shop window this bike was just being hung up, and it was as i said on the botm entry.... totally revolutionary to me, i think it was the sloping top tube , the muddy foxs, stumpjumpers, gt"s, cannondale etc, were still using straight top tubes and u brakes on the bottom, we were in awe as it had straight forks too, where as the other top end brands were using curved.....i bought it, rode it, raced it, broke it, and loved it, i had a fasination with tubing, and loved steel, and still do.......all konas are cool, and regardless of when they were made...as are voodoo, and all brodie bikes, if you look very close they are all very similar in geometry, as they were either built/ designed by joe murray or paul brodie..........i just feel that geometry suits our great british terrain..........!!!!!!!!!