“Klunkerz” is a documentary by Billy Savage about the birth and development of the mountain bike and its roots in the counter culture of Marin County during the 1970’s. The film is not strictly related to transportational cycling, but some of the mountain bike pioneers interviewed in the film went on to develop and promote bikes for transportation (most notably Joe Breeze of Breezer), so I felt it was worth a mention here.

If you were an early adopter mountain biker during the late 70’s and early 80’s like I was, you’ll absolutely love this DVD! And if you weren’t, you’ll still enjoy this well executed glimpse into an important era in the development of the modern bicycle.


One Response to “Klunkerz”

  • James says:

    I was into mountain bikes early on as well, and yeah… I really loved this documentary. As you point out though, it also has general appeal simply because it is a well made film. My wife sort of rolled her eyes when I showed her the DVD case. She is not quite as bike obsessed as I am, but once she started watching it, she enjoyed it as much as I did. I certainly can’t say that for every cycling DVD that we have watched together.

    Also, congrats to Billy Savage for winning ‘best cycling film’ at the Competitor Magazine Endurance Sports Awards earlier this year. Well deserved I think.

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