Friday, May 25, 2007

Honda RN-01 G-Cross


Produced by Honda specifically for downhill racing events, this bike was introduced in the 2004 racing season by the Team G Cross Honda who compete in the NORBA and Mountain Bike World Cup points series races.

It uses a carbon-fibre internal gearbox instead of the ubiquitous dérailleur gearing used on other MTBs. This allows the riders to change gear when not pedalling, so they can hit the ground in just the right gear after one of those heart-stopping jumps.


Mind you, I don't expect my mum will be too impressed. Her Harrods-green Dawes Kingpin had a perfectly serviceable (Sturmey-Archer) system decades ago. Not sure whether she did many jumps with it though.
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3 comments:

Jase (@X1) said...

I WANT IT! I MUST HAVE IT!!!

Major Look said...

If you really want it, the Dawes Kingpin is in her shed - it's a bit dusty, but I am sure you could have it for almost nothing.

brett jordan said...

:-)

 
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