i personally dont have any interest in looking at fut chance and mountain gout bikes as they have no relevance to my riding past. the way i get round this is to not look at em.
and wasn't the point of the segregation because some people slammed people from entering modern bikes in the first place?
So why, pray tell do you visit Retrobike
? I mean, there is a clue in the name... retro bike
Its a place primarily for old bikes.
If old Fats and Goats aren't your thing you might be better off looking at Singletrackdowhilljumpworld.com.uk instead. They might be interested in doing some kind of 'modern thing of the month' for you.
As for people getting 'slammed', well entering a modern bike in a competition for vintage bikes?? Pretty obvious really that is was frowned upon, but slammed is a bit harsh.
Personally i like modern bikes, have a few nice ones myself, but i'm not going to get my kecks into a twist over a post 98 BoTM contest.
Si, off to look at a Goat.
the fancy pantsy american boutique stuff just didnt(doesn't) float my boat. i was a kona/marin/saracen kind of guy. my mantra was if i would be too scared to ride it, out of fear of damaging it, then it wasnt for me.
i am a bit baffled as to why two inches on a forum index causes so many harsh feelings.
in reply to kaiser, i am wary of asking john about it as i know he has enough on his plate without setting up another comp, that possibly no one even wants.