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A Dubiously Accurate 233 Year History of Cycling

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History of the Bicycle ChartWhile we’re not particularly certain about some of the claims in this bicycle family tree (e.g.  freeride bikes spawned downhill bikes, which gave birth to 29ers?), we’re certain you’ll appreciate the artwork. You can head to their website to buy your own copy and laugh at the implication that big wheels evolved into recumbents for only $22.

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Ben
Ben
9 years ago

This is so completely out of order. Why the hell would you pay 22 dollars for a poster that doesn’t make any sense?

Gillis
Gillis
9 years ago

I like how the track bike sits in between the randonneur and touring bikes. And a modern looking TT bike some how comes before Boardman’s Lotus, which both come after fixie’s.

This is junk.

Walter
9 years ago

So triathlon bikes gave birth to fixies and early eighties long wheel base recumbents came from modern high racers. These folks are creationists.

NotAMachinist
NotAMachinist
9 years ago

It’s sort of cool looking until you really look at it. For instance how does a randonneur differ from a touring or trekking bike? How did cyclocross spawn BMX? The cycling family tree is far more incestuous.

Joe
Joe
9 years ago

Cyclocross to 20″ Dirt, Street, Park to Racing to Freestyle and Flatland????? Not a one of these is right….the whole chart is a nice piece of wallpaper art but that’s it.

Keith D
Keith D
9 years ago

It’s pretty much rubbish.

CB
CB
9 years ago

Triathlon is misspelled. Way to do your research “artist.”

Henry
Henry
9 years ago

This whole thing reeks of a hipster….

LP
LP
9 years ago

Did you the 29er and the 27.5 had their origin in a DH bike?

justin
justin
9 years ago

Bikerumor, you really find this worthy of reporting on?
I’ll make up my own timeline about bike stuff and put some clip art with it, like “Hydro disc brakes for bicycles popularized 1938, Canit’s discovered 1942” Then I’ll see it covered here, which makes it true.

RyanC
RyanC
9 years ago

The Schwinn Stingray begat the whole BMX thing, not cyclocross bikes

MMyers
MMyers
9 years ago

A poster is making some of you angry.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

onion
onion
9 years ago

Maybe the image they show on their website is purposely all mixed up and nonsensical. You have to pay $22 to get the poster with the real thing.

Pete
Pete
9 years ago

LOL!

Martin
Martin
9 years ago

Thank you CB! How hard is it to Google “Triathalon” and realize that it’s really “Triathlon”?
Answer: Not hard.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
9 years ago

Relax, snobs.

Ben
Ben
9 years ago

I’m just sayin, why would you pay for a poster that obviously no one did any research for? I’d be stoked to buy this poster if it was in order.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
9 years ago

if you know better then it’s simply ridiculous/unique/whatever because it’s wrong. do you plan on using it as teaching tool? it’s shop wall and man-cave art so it goes with beers while viewing. simple.

Mindless
Mindless
9 years ago

WTF is BMW atrocious mtb doing there?

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