Monday, August 13, 2007

The blunt side of the cutting edge

After a 60km fixie ride and a coffee at Fidels, Josh and I were casually walking along Cuba Street when we saw the future. Not a Nostradamus-type premonition of war, famine and pestilence, but the future of mountain bike frame design. Throw out the textbook people, I give you.... The Havoc Challenge! Check out those angles, all the benefits of a dropped top tube, taken away! The innovative mating of fat, flat steel down and top tubes mated with pencil thin seat tube... doesn't look out of place at all. I bet she's as light as she looks too. Can you say "anchors aweigh!"
And look next to it, a Mongoose... makes the Havoc look all the more appealing. We summised that 'Havoc' was what was going on in the designers head (if indeed any 'design' went into it at all) and 'Challenge' is what it would be to ride it anywhere.

But hey, it's somebody's bike, probably well loved, and it obviously gets ridden, so that's a plus right there.

1 comment:

The Great White Hype said...

Ah, the wonders of chinese industrial design.

All the visual appeal of a week-old dead snake and the functionality of a metal pillow.