If this had been built anywhere outside the US, I doubt if there would be as much interest.
that hits the nail on the head, so much hype about the american builders,but not the quality to back it up
Its a fact, sadly, that bike builders in the US were the first to properly embrace off-road riding and really push the technology and industry forward.
I wish it had been different, I really do. I wish that Geoff Apps had realised which way the winds were blowing, I wish that the guys doing this in the UK had had the vision and business sense to get on the train earlier, but they didn't. The US beat us to it.
This bike might not be the best looking or the best put together, but its an important piece in the jigsaw that is the evolution of the mountain bike and its sad that a 'retrobiker' has no appreciation of that history.