I sort of like a end cut-off date idea for the > 98 section. It would probably develop it more and remove the blur of including todays bikes.
Maybe we could do that, I do see your logic. However where would we cut off this section? We'd just have the same discussions over a different date...
2002. Because I don't have any thing after that. More seriously though:
Something to co-incide with:
- Disks on all low / mid-end mass production bikes
- Full suspension on low / mid-end mass production bikes
Some consensus vote is probably needed and a bit of research of major manufactuer catalogues, but I'm guessing 2005, 2006 or 2007. It's not about being a snob either, it's just to ensure the section puts emphasis on more desirable less common place cutting edge technology of the time; which is now considered obsolete tat by the most part.