In case you haven't seen it in the classifieds, Retrobike snoods are available to order. We've teamed up with Giraffe UK, with artwork provided by our own @gil_m, of The Cycle Shed and the snoods will be available in blue and black. For more information, and to order yours, please check out the for sale post here I will be contacting Giraffe UK with final numbers on Friday so please get your name down by 0800 on Friday the 7th of October 2022
It was great to see something a little less well known take the win for July. @Si_33's Moulton came out on top of a small but strong field, which included a Yeti Ultimate, a Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer and a Klein Attitude, to name just a few. The AM-ATB raked in over 21% of the votes, which is no mean feat. You can read more about the bike in Simon's build thread here and can see all the bikes entered this month on the poll thread. Dan Farrell, Moulton's technical lead, talks a little about the AM-ATB in an interesting post on the blog of The Traditional Cycle Shop back in 2017.
Our May 2022 Bike of The Month competition was a Kona special. For those who are unaware, forum member @Pipmeister, Phillip 'Pip' Mock, sadly lost his battle with cancer in March this year. Pip made a huge contribution to the forum with his knowledge of all things Kona, in particular his tireless dedication to collating serial numbers and information on some of the higher end Kona models. Pip had 'agents' scouring the internet for new additions to the lists, which can be seen in the Retro MTB Chat area of the forum. We had 26 Konas entered and you can view the nominations thread here and the poll here. I recommend checking out the build thread for @al-onestare's winning 1997 Kona Explosif Team Edition and you can see it featured as one...
Well done to @Jam_SWorks, and his Trek 8900 Pro, for a great win in the April 2022 competition. From a strong field of 15, that included titanium offerings from GT and Fat Chance, a classic Breezer Lightning XTR and a custom Dirt Shark, getting 22% of the 123 votes was no mean feat. You can see the poll results here and the nominations thread, with links to all the builds, here. The build thread for the winning bike can be viewed here
"Once a cool thing is been done it cannot be undone" - so begins one of the most seminal films in Mountain Biking including Hans "No Way" Rey and Greg "H-Ball" Herbold. Hans has released the full version of the film on his you tube channel, for those whose VHS player is in the loft it is well worth revisiting.
Big BoTM news for May 2021......the competition will be sponsored by Terra One Tyres and, to follow the design remit of the Rider T1 tyre, the theme will simply be "1988 or earlier" For this month only, previous competition winners and bikes that have already entered in a normal, and/or special month may be entered again. For those who don't already know, the man behind saving your vintage show rubber, and Terra One Tyres, is Retrobike member @thekidmalone, aka Terrance. Terrance has worked hard to produce these RIDER T1 tyres and has welcomed continued interaction with the Retro/Vintage MTB community to ensure his product fits the bill. Terrance is currently working on developing new products, so keep an eye out for more information...

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