1992 Klein Attitude

Gary Klein started making road bikes in the early 80s and mountain bikes in the mid 80s. His bikes are known for oversized aluminium tubes and bad ass paintjobs. This bike has the iconic green, white, magenta or “Team” paint job. It was bought in 1992 in Norway and was ordered new with the Magura brakes. Of course the collectors doesn’t like the drilled holes so that the Magura housing can be used in the internal cable routing, but this is a user bike and since it was ordered this way I think it´s cool. 

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Rider: Tinker Juarez

 The first Klein mountain bike was the Mountain Klein and they had models such as Pinnacle, Top Gun and Rascal, but the Attitude(1990) and Adroit(1991) is usually what the collectors tend to want. The Adroit being the most expensive. They have iconic paint jobs such as Rainforest, Night Storm, Mardi Gras and my favourite Graffiti. They only made 10 graffiti for the team riders in 1993 on 1992 frames. 

 Image courtesy of Secondspin: http://www.secondspincycles.com/2016/04/1993-klein-attitude-in-graffiti.html

Image courtesy of Secondspin: http://www.secondspincycles.com/2016/04/1993-klein-attitude-in-graffiti.html

 Tinkers team bike: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/now-that-was-a-bike-1993-klein-adroit.html

Tinkers team bike: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/now-that-was-a-bike-1993-klein-adroit.html

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The Build: 

-Frame: 1992 Klein Attitude

-Fork: Attitude fork

-Stem/bar: Klein Mission Control

-Brakes: Magura

-Seatpost: Kooka

-Drivetrain/crank: XT

-Wheels: Black XT hubs, disk rear both on Araya Rims.