Throwback Thursdays: Gravity Droppers ahhhhem, Hite Rites
14 August, 2014
Frustrated that bike you're considering purchasing at your local bike shop doesn't come spec'd with a dropper post? Now looky here sonnie, that's something that's been around for quite some time, as evidenced by this lovely Breeze & Angell Hite Rite. Did it work? Yes. Did it suffer the same frustrations as today's droppers with hurt feelings and finicky notions of functionality? Nope. That Breeze character, Mr. Joe Breeze, he was one smart dude - still is for that matter.
So where's the WTB tie? A little stretched, yes, yes... but notice... on the left, the Hite Rites were spec'd, of course they were spec'd. Now, in an all things come around turn of events, it's Joe Breeze spec'ing plenty of WTB on beautiful Breezer bikes. Yes, all things come in cycles and you can find Frequency rims, Vigilante and Bronson tires on stellar Breezer bikes. Here's the Fat Tire Flyer that the ad appeared in: