GMBN Tech Ride The First EVER Mountain Bike In Europe - 1976 KLUNKER / MTB

Published on June 13th 2021


Here it is, we are so excited to show you one of the first original Klunker mountain bikes in existence and possibly the first-ever mountain bike to be exported from America! It's so good to see how road bike, motorbike and BMX technologies all merged into one to help develop the prototypes that lead to the creation of the early mountain bikes. If you haven't seen it yet, check out The History Of Mountain Biking over on@Global Mountain Bike Network - We would like to say a huge thanks to Jay Hardy for letting us show this amazing bike, Richard Grant for bringing it to the UK all those years ago and of course Charlie Kelly and Gary Fisher for being the godfathers of downhill mountain bike racing! Subscribe to GMBN Tech: Pick up official GMBN merch: 👉 Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @gmbntech Sign up to the GMBN newsletter: Please submit your content to our uploader: we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Watch more on GMBN Tech... 📹 Watch The weekly GMBN Tech Show - 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound AAH! - TAGE It's a Drag, a Blast (Instrumental Version) - Coma Svensson The Path To Innovation - Airae Up and Beyond - Airae On Autopilot - August Bust TV Static - SFX Producer Bell Ding - SFX Producer #GMBNTech #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Brought to you by the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), GMBN Tech delves deeper into the bikes, kit and technology that powers your rides! Our mission is to help you discover, dial-in, and get the best from the latest cutting edge bikes and technology available. If it’s off-road tech you’re after, look no further! The weekly GMBN Tech Show showcases the latest and biggest tech stories, with more besides. Fancy some factory tours and first looks to keep you informed of how the latest tech has arrived, as well as what they do on the trail? You’ve got it. Want some in-depth maintenance videos give you the knowledge to set up, look after and upgrade what you’ve got? Yep, we’ve got them, too. Lots of ‘em. In fact, our presenting team consists of bike industry professionals with decades of experience of wrenching, writing, and working at the cutting edge of mountain biking so we can keep you informed, entertained and engaged with all the tech that drives mountain bikes forwards! Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Pole Bikes: Park Tool: POC helmets and eyewear: crankbrothers pedals: Shimano Footwear: Dainese Protection: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: e*thirteen: Topeak: Garmin: Muc-Off: crankbrothers seatposts: Komoot: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -