Is that a Dekerf in one of those pictures? WHOOAAA!
Shame that red things in the way.
EDIT: After being told off by THM for being silly (which I often am), I best write something about this rather nice bike.
This is probably the earliest mtb I have had a chance to see up close and personal, and it has to be said it is a very interesting bike. In addition, it is extremely cleverly and well made, just look at the junction of the top tube, seat tube and chainstays. There is a lot going on there and it is beautifully crafted.
The bike is also a real quick one; obviously my sensation of the ride differes from THM's, as I am not as tall nor as... erm... strapping
, but the immediate impression was of a bike that could really hustle along. I just took a short fast ride on the short rocky bumpy part of my test track, but it was obvious that acceleration was immediate, steering was precise and strangely, given the length of the stem, not in the least twitchy. Over the rough stuff the bike is stiff, but not rough; you know you are travelling fast over the rough, but your spine is left happily uncompressed by the experience. The Alves climbs too, with not a hint of flex, just stand, kick on and off you go.
It is not what I expected from a bike of this age, and for me, that's a good thing.
"Try not to punch any clowns"