Old School Hero
That’s brilliant, I recognise them but didn’t remember the name...Back in the mid 1980s the cycling magazines often referred to Highpath Engineering bikes as the Rolls Royce of mountain bikes.
This was because at around £2,000 they were the most expensive, each one was unique, and there was a two year plus waiting list.
Some of the hub brakes on the Highpaths looked like miniature versions of those on Bugatti's. Though before founding Highpath, David Wrath-Sharman had been a restorer of classic Alfa Romeos.
The Company History 30 years of innovation... 1983 Dave started Highpath Engineering to manufacture the much sought-after Highpath and Cleland cross-country cycles, years before ’mountain bikes’ caught on. He also designed his innovative SwingCam brakes - the only cycle hub brakes that really worke…