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Road Test/Bike Review (1987) Value-Packed ATBs

Old 02-12-21, 11:20 AM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1987) Value-Packed ATBs

Yes, they're still called ATBs.....in 1987 anyway.
But resistance appears to be growing.

Featured models are SCHWINN Sierra, SUPERGO Access, UNIVEGA Rover Sport, RALEIGH Elkhorn, and FISHER Hoo-Koo-E-Koo.

WTB: Slingshot road model (1990s era; 18" L or 20" XL frame size)
WTB: Slingshot promotional documents (catalog, pamphlets, etc).
WTB: American Cycling May - Aug, Oct, Dec 1966.
WTB: Bicycle Guide issues 1984 (any); Jun 1987; Jul 1992; 1993-1998 (any)
WTB: Bike World issue Jun 1974.
WTB: ZIPP 500 front wheel (650c clincher)

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Old 02-12-21, 11:34 AM
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It's funny how only 11% owned a MTB in 87. When I went to Jr High about 1992ish there wasn't a Road Bike to be found. You went to garage sales and there would be nice Nishiki road bikes for under $20 bucks, people couldn't even give them away. It was grade 9 when I joined a long distance riding club for youth the Teachers put together. On the first meet there was about 20 of us going down the highway and including myself there was only 3 Road bikes. Even the Teachers who were experienced cyclists had MTB's and thought they would be able to keep up. Well us 3 guys on the road bikes beat the MTB's to the next town by a good 45mins maybe more.

As a kid I thought road bikes were your dorky Dad bike. But beating those snobby Teachers felt great . I only rode a road bike to school and meets after that all through High School.

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Thank you for posting that. My Schwinn came a year later -- it would be interesting to read more reviews on it.
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What's old is new right? Old ATBs aren't that great as MTBs compared to modern mountain bikes but they make fine gravel and rough path bikes. So I guess they've become ATBs after all.
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