Why? It's a long way out of my top three so far this month.
It's all down to personal preference and full sus just isn't retro to me, no mater who's arse has been on it.
Yes it is down to personal preference, and taking the history away this would be 'another Yeti' , which would sit against 'another Klein' or 'another Pace' etc etc, and one would get more votes than the others and become Bike of the Month.
Every month I cast a vote, and regret that there can only be one winner, and that those bikes that didn't win become ineligible to be entered again.
This month we have a piece of mountain biking history presented to us, meticulously restored ( and some may see that as taking away its battlescars ). It is not just another Yeti, infact it is so far from being another Yeti that its entry seems unfair on all the other entrants. It is literally in a class of its own. Withdrawl of the the other entrants would acknowledge this , and leave them to fight it out in a couple of months on equal terms.
Riding: 91 Kona Cindercone : 96 Pace RC200ti F5 : 99 DeKerf Generation