I wish it was 1993 again
New mountain bikes don't feel special anymore. This is not just because i'm older and can afford to buy bikes in the price range i lusted over as a teenager. I've been hunting and hunting for an off the peg bike for a grand to buy through my company cycle to work scheme. Of course every bike in that price range is extremely competent but my god they're also so boring!
A part of me would rather these bikes were more of an unknown. I kinda want to be able to buy something and just not be sure if it's gonna break or not. Plus every other bike on the trail is built from the same groupo with the same forks
I've never bought a non-english bike before (the Kona doesn't count) and i'm really torn between a Specialized and a Genesis Altitude. I guess that's really because the Altitude is more like the sort of bike i wanted as a kid.