'Klunkers'- The Suspension-less Origins Of Mountain Biking (Watch)

'Klunkers'- The Suspension-less Origins Of Mountain Biking (Watch)

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'Klunkers'- The Suspension-less Origins Of Mountain Biking (Watch)

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“In 1976 a group of Crested Butte, Colorado locals, as a response to the Aspen locals invading town on their motorcycles after riding Pearl Pass, decided to answer with a ride of their own. Only this little ride was on Fat Tire Clunker Bikes.” Tales From Das Van on YouTube

I’m a huge fan of old mountain bike footage. Sure, skiing has changed massively since the 1970s, but older ski footage just shows a different style of skiing. Mountain bike footage from the 70’s shows the origins of the sport. It shows a group of maniacs riding some incredibly bumpy routes with absolutely no suspension whatsoever. It shows the outlaw culture that once existed within the sport.

This ’76 footage is exactly that. A bunch of kids gettin’ wild, riding old newspaper delivery bikes on routes that those bikes have absolutely no business being in!

“Okay, keep in touch! If you don’t make it, we wanna meet your mother” – Klunkers

Image Credit: Tales From Das Van on YouTube

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