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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:40 pm 
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First Flight Bikes could win any BOTM, let's face it!

Awesome stuff.


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Carlos the Slackal wrote:
First Flight Bikes could win any BOTM, let's face it!

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Apparantly not if theres such a British taint to the contest. :?


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Yes. I've thought this before too.

This sort of comment seems to be cropping up more regularly amongst our transatlantic brethren.

I think it'd be rather interesting to have a run-down of past winners.

I'd feel quite happy with the assumption that more than 75% would have their origins in the US...

Can't help feeling that some people seem to have got their backs up of late because RB is hosted in the UK, and maybe some of the most recent winners of BOTM are British brands...

Hmmmm...


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^^

In fact, I have nothing better to do so have actually decided to compile the results of previous winners.

I know this is very sad, and very off topic, but I'm not sure what the posts by various people have been about of recent with regard BOTM, and UK-bias.

Is the problem that the bikes are owned by people outside of the USA?

I'm pretty confused really. There have certainly been lots of entrants over the years by people with British or European made frames, but the competition is (by format) decided by the winner - and these have almost always (bar very few exceptions) been from USA manufacturers.

So what's the beef kids?

Can we stop the snide remarks please.

The bikes that win may not be owned by people living in the USA, but the bikes were designed (and in the most part made) in the USA.

The BOTM is about the bike, not the individual so please stop all this bollocks about British bias.

Unless it's B.O.L.X by acronym, your comments are just bollocks.

A run down of all winners follows - note the incredibly non-UK bias...


2009:

April - GT
March - Pace
February - Yeti

2008:

January - Yeti
December - Fat
November - GT
October - Dave Lloyd
September - Serotta
August - Fat
July - Fat
June - Mountan Goat
May - GT
April - Concorde
March - Funk
February - Emery
January - Kona

2007:

BOTY - Raleigh (US)

December - 'Dale / Roberts (tied)
November - Yeti
October - Salsa
September - Klein
July - Overburys
June - Fat
May - Yeti
April - Rock Lobster
February - Klein
January - Boulder

2006:


BOTY - Pace

December - IRD
November - Trimble
October - Verlicchi
September - Fat
August - Grove Innovations
July - Breezer / Kestrel (tied)
June - Zinn
May - Mountain Goat
April - Klein
March - Fat
February - Orange
January - Ritchey

2005:


December - Ibis
November - Pace
October - Yeti
Aug / Sept - Kona
July - Mountain Goat


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