Occasionally out of the daily onslaught of mountain bike videos (or "edits" as the cool kids call them) emerges something special. Something that rises above the bros whipping over big jumps and hucking on the North Shore. Something like wheat that has sorted itself from the chaff.
Today Juliana launched the Strega. A 170mm travel women's specific bike intended for some serious smashing downhill but able enough to pedal to the top of the biggest mountains.
Without the video, the Strega would be a big deal. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on when it comes to whether female specific bikes are neccessary or not, there has never before been a 170mm travel women's specific bike. This shows that one brand at least recognises that there are women out there who want to go big.
On top of that, the Strega has been released today, on exactly the same day as the new Nomad. Instead of giving the Nomad all the glory, it is the Strega that has the honour of being the subject of this fantastic video. +1 for promoting women in mountain biking.
If mountain bikes turned up in Game of Thrones, this is what it would look like. You ride nothing, Jon Snooooo.