Watch 40 Years of Mountain Bike Evolution With Hans Rey

Visit Hans Rey’s bike museum — er, garage — then travel the world for storytime in Shimano’s quick vid.

There’s probably more historic bike equipment in Hansjörg Rey’s garage than you or I will ever touch.

The collection includes pieces from MTB Hall of Famer Rey’s long career and consolidates 40-plus years of mountain bike evolution. Through the expansive array of equipment, he traces trends and innovations that have shaped the sport.

This video also highlights Rey’s downhill racing career, often amusingly. From getting made fun of for riding with riser bars in the ’80s to accessing a fortuitously wine-filled mountain hut thanks to suspension forks, the legend keeps the mood light.

Runtime: 6 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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