The History Man wrote:
Bloody hell, that the spitting image of elpedro
Spooky. Maybe he was the inspiration for the cartoon? Does he know? Will he be happy?
Ecstatic, at least I will be when I next get hold of Ben the cheeky little Rob Warner...
That is a 21 or 22lb bike there though, will be under 20 next time it's out to play
There's nothing weak or substandard on there though (except the rider of course) and it's been hammered up and around everything since it was new in '97, no holds barred, dirt jumping and all sorts of silliness, never missed a beat
Fact is I love the feel of a fast lightweight bike: nothing moves, accelerated, changes direction like lightweight wheels and tyres and I've been hooked since my first set of Mavic 230s totally revolutionised my bike many moons ago.
I also love my 35lb beast which hammers across the countryside like a roving monster crushing all in it's path, but it's a totally different experience and barely even the same sport - a totally different riding style altogether.
For a bit of 'best of both worlds' fun, try sticking a proper sticky DH tyre (I like a Minion DHF Super Tacky) on the front of your weenie, then grin like a fool all day long! Seriously recommend that you try this, just try not to destroy your rear wheel in the process.
Build your bikes only as heavy as they need to be.
The only sensible answer to all this nonsense
Watch your back Benny boy, I will
see you around