Photos by Igor
Long before the boys in Marin county were inventing mountain bikes, French cyclists were riding and racing city bikes and porteur bikes on a motocross track and in the woods near Paris. Check out the antics of the Vélo Cross Club de Paris in the video below.
So when we needed a theme for our new raw framed shop bike, we decided to imagine what mountain bikes would look like if they had descended from those early French velos.
Here is what we came up with. It's based on a prototype Camargue. We'll post some build pics tomorrow. The first ride photos are below.