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TBT: Buy One Get One Free, Motor Week Reviews Mountain Bikes

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For a special edition of Motorweek in 1996, John Davis did a special comparison of five “variable displacement, sweat-cooled, two-cylinder engine” vehicles. Popularly known as mountain bikes, each was available through a different car manufacturer.

Which one would you pick?

Via Jalopnik

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wobbem
wobbem
9 years ago

Wow, Mercedes got that one right. Ahead of the times?

Hannes
Hannes
9 years ago

I like how the last sentence sums up everything that people seem to have forgotten nowadays (at least judging by online publications).

Parkcyc
Parkcyc
9 years ago

Would only go with and have always wanted an AMP B4(the Mercedes version). Still one of the greatest frames and designs. So good specialized bought the rights.

pmurf
pmurf
9 years ago

I’m digging those 500mm handlebars! I remember when no pair of trees was too tight for a mountain bike to fit through.

Henry
Henry
9 years ago

Anyone else having a hard time believing those weights?

Engineer
Engineer
9 years ago

rapid fire shifter system not unlike a formula 1 race car!? hahahaha

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