I take your point Max.
The Inbred has become the MTB equivelant of the roadies Ribble winter training bike.
There is nothing wrong with the Inbred, I have often thought of one for myself.
The thing is for a similar amount of money you could build a retro/modern hybrid, if that is what you want, and have something genuinely interesting.
My bro, who has just joined here as Disco D, has a Marin Tange frame (suspect it is just sub Bear Valley) and a pair of Mavic X717 on LX hubs he just got for litterally pennies. Built up with some Vees and a few choice parts from my shed gives him a great winter MTB which he can upgrade later.
My own winter bike is well on the way to being completed too (Orange based and that is all I am saying now).
On-ones are great value, and seem thoughtfully designed. I just prefer something a little more out of the ordinary for myself.
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.