Seems to me people are desperate to vote for something that's not mid-range. I love an old stumpy as much as the next person, but if it's mid-range where do Rockhopper and Hardrock fall? And the Cannondale, does Mavic mtb componentry fall below Shimano LX now.
My sentiments exactly. I was really pleased with this botm criteria as I'd hoped to see more of the bikes that were on my radar as a nipper.
Bit dissapointed as I think the spirit of this has been lost and we're back closer to a usual botm.
That said, there are some great bikes this month, and two Jamis which must be a first
It's not a stumpjumper; it's a stumpjumper sport
. Besides, the stumpjumper was definitely midranged when you look at the bike it was based on, the Ritchey. The Stumpjumper was quite attainable.
The cannondale was not top of the line, not even in their own product line. I gathered this was for mid-level, not entry level.
None of the bikes entered this month would stand much of a chance winning in a regular month, so imho, the spirit of the special midlevel contest has been kept.