I used to dream about owning a Klein back in the early 90's .
But until five minutes ago I wondered why . It's the bloody ad campaign clearly aimed at teenagers who aspire to own boutique gear weather it be bikes or bags , clothes or cars .
Looking at the ad campaign now knocks me a little sick , and smacks of total bollocks !
The bikes are ok I suppose but ride sooo harsh , I also remember one of the mountain bike rags having trouble getting the rear wheel to stay in situ . Something about there not being enough metal around the micro drop outs for the QR flange to grip to
The paint jobs are cool
, they really are but , if you ride the bloody thing as it's intended how long is it going to last ? How the hell would you touch it up too ?? And how much would touch cost , if you could get it ???
The other thing is I could never , ever work out why they where so expensive . Even after the Truck , sorry Trek take over , which surely should have brought the costs down
So for me it's going to be cool paint job on just another fat tubed bike i'm afraid ,
Totally uncool guys .
Going that fast , i'm sucking Rabbits out of the hedges !
(Guy Martin IOM TT 2007)
Definately not me !
2003 Epic Synergy Ti
2000 Paul Sadoff Rock Lobster Team Tig SL .(Ex Merlin Cycles / Ian Cuthbertson team bike.)