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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology is housed at First Flight Bikes (Statesville, NC)

A  r  t

Many folks won't necessarily see the "art" of the mountain bike,preferring to think of it strictly as a utilitarian item.  As you look through the pictures of the bikes, I believe you will begin to see the art, whether it is as obvious as a paint scheme or as subtle as the radius of a fillet, it is there.

T  e  c  h  n  o  l  o  g  y

The technology is much more obvious when looking at the history of mountain biking.  It started with 1930's Schwinn balloon-tired bikes with a mish-mash of converted touring bike and motorcycle parts and has progressed to bikes with five inches of travel front and rear, hydraulic disc brakes and 27 speeds.  Along the way, there have been many trends and more than a few mis-steps.
Screaming VSpin WheelFKR DiscCrosstrac Swingarm


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