When Porsche's design studio decides to go after a marketplace, it rarely fails to impress. Such was the case when it released the FS Evolution mountain bike. The bike pictured here is the 2001 model, mainly because we think it looks better than the 2002 model. The carbon fibre frame has retained its natural carbon fibre finish. The disc brakes are Megura and the suspension is adjustable both front and rear. Indeed, the forks are upside-down design, delivering a staggering 140mm of wheel travel. The price tag weighs in at $10,612 which makes the 2002 model FS just under $1,000 a kilogram for its 11.5 kg weight.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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