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Nostalgia.

September 21, 2010

Here at AttitudeBikes, we don’t just work on the latest, and most technologically advanced bikes in the world. From time to time, we receive bikes from what most would call the ‘golden age’ of mountain biking. Nostalgia indeed.

This is the Alpinestars AL Mega XT26. Most would be familiar with Alpinestars being a world leading manufacturer of automotive/motorcycle/casual apparel, but yes, they produced bicycles for a short period of time. Constructed out of Easton Vari Light 7000 series alloy, this bike came completely untouched/unassembled.

This bike came with pretty much a complete Shimano Deore XT groupset.

Think Avid Matchmakers are cool? Well check out the integrated XT brake lever/shifter combo.

Even the brake pads are still new!

Shimano Deore XT hubs laced to Mavic M231 rims. Alpinestars tyres.

More XT components.

Once again, Shimano Deore XT hubs laced to Mavic M231 rims. Alpinestars tyres. Rear derailluer is a XT one as well.

Next up is this Klein Attitude. It’s got a mixture of older ‘period correct’ parts, as well some newer parts that don’t look awkward at all on this classic.

One piece Klein stem/bar combo.

Internal cable routing that had to be modified as they were meant for cantilever brakes instead of v-brakes.

PDW _speed metal™ grips. Shimano SIS shifter. Paul Components Love Lever.

Paul Components Motolite brake.

Spin carbon wheels. Bontrager Cruizer tyres.

Shimano Deore XT cranks. Shimano XTR front derailluer.

Spin carbon wheels. Bontrager Cruizer tyres. Shimano Dura Ace rear derailluer.

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Teo/OhCheese for AttitudeBikes.

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