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Throwback Thursday: Bikes, tires and drivetrain innovations from 1988

Fisher’s Pro Caliber bike offered a Prestige-tubed TIG-welded frame, Fisher Fattrax 26×2.02-inch tires, and Shimano’s Deore XT components. A Hite-Rite seat spring (the precursor to the dropper posts of today) allowed riders to raise or lower the saddle while still riding, completing the package. “Do you want to do some serious climbing?” That was the […]

Throwback Thursday: High-Tech Mountain Bikes and Components from August 1988

Klein was one of the premier bike brands in America in those days. The company was famous for building extremely light, top-quality road bikes (thanks in large part to the use of oversized, thin-wall tubing), and they brought that technology to the mountain bike market. Since front suspension wouldn’t be introduced to mountain bikes until […]