Joe Breeze is one of the guys that usually gets credit for inventing mountain bikes. I don't think I've ever seen one of his old bikes, but the current ones are simple, light-weight steel frames. I couldn't tell you if he's still in business though.

Lightning - This is a race bike - Crossmax wheels, flat bars with barends, and a SID are sure signs. A SID always means racing, Rock Shox has succesfully brainwashed the masses to believe that.

The funny thing is, if you ever see world class racers doing their thing, their forks do nothing. You can see they're getting an inch of travel, at the most. What's the point? Why not just get a nice Ti rigid fork. Just as much travel, and way lighter.


Breezer - This is something special - an original NorCal Breezer mountain bike. If mountain bikes were cars, this would be worth a small fortune. But I don't know that there's much of a market for collector mountain bikes. Anyway, we've come a long way, and I'm sooooo glad!

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