It is not elitism to turns ones nose up at a golden turd of a bicycle by the way. It is made of the lowest possible grade metal, badly welded together to make a barely passable pastiche of an 'all terrain bicycle' or 'mountain bike'. Slow, heavy, with awful steering form those forks and absolutely no fun to ride at all. It simply existed to cash in on a craze, jump on a bandwagon and be bought by parents who thought they were doing their kids a favour.
Sound of nail being hit firmly on head....
If elitism is valuing the effort and thinking that has been put into something to -
a) best suit it's purpose
b) look pleasing to the eye
c) appreciate the quality of the material and craftsmanship
Then I proudly declare myself an elitist!
Maybe Activators have their place but only as a control as to what can be achieved with a little thought...
Back in the Dekerf Mountain Club - Hurrah! (1995)
Trek STP-300 (2001)
GT Zaskar (1992)
Dave Lloyd Tirant (Road) Paul Milnes X Bike (2013)