It can by no means harm to look again if you wish to absolutely perceive the evolution of mountain bikes. This comparability ought to enlighten you with regard to the most important adjustments which have occurred over the past twenty years. Let us take two examples. The first bike used is a Kona Fire Mountain bike from the 1990 and the second is the bike manufactured in 2010. The emblem of this firm is “Super Performance. Entry level price”, this being the reason for the truth that Kona launched a bicycle for low budgets, however which featured trendy parts for its instances.
Presented as a bicycle which may handle simply as nicely within the mountains and within the metropolis, this Fire Mountain featured a Shimano Exage 300 LX line of parts, in addition to a Hyperglide transmission system, a field of seven pinions and SIS switchers. That was additionally the primary time this firm outfitted this mountain mannequin with Quick Release for each wheels.
The 1.6 Quad tyres have been manufactured by Ritchey and the brakes for the again wheel have been additionally manufactured by Shimano, however they have been 500 LX ones.
Today, issues are slightly bit totally different. There is not any mountain bike with not less than a suspension fork. More than that, Kona Fire Mountain 2010 options brake discs. The body is comprised of aluminium and never from chrome and the bicycle seems much more resistant and extra advanced.
What is left from the outdated emblem is “Entry level price”, a legacy which the bike nonetheless has.