Alright stick with me on this one... It is a real dumb question i am going to put up front.
While the technology in biking in some areas it progressing like crazy, I have some questions.
First off: disc brakes are nothing really all to new. Motorscycles have had them a long time now and are dirt cheap to put them on a ninja 250R. Why does it cost so damn much to put something with the same power on a bke?
Sencond and this is the real one I am wondering: If the old DH bikes are now viewed as XC bikes.. What was everyone doing with them back in 1998 when they were listed as DH... have we just relabeled the sport or what is going on? Dont give me the blah blah technology has advances and all that.... I am not that oblivious... I am more asking to know the historical trend of some of the modern styles of riding. THat type of thing.