We weren't a performance brand when we started, but then people kept winning stuff on our bikes. Now we've started designing bikes with them to make them even faster.
Our first inbreds were designed as bikes 'just for riding really'. They seemed to be really popular with people who did a huge amount of 'just riding'. The sort of people who turn up for epic events and happen to end up on the podium. Then we made the 29ers which opened up a whole new scale of whup ass that just bewildered all the people who were getting beaten by a couple of hundred quid steel frame with a rigid fork
To be honest we thought this was really funny, because we like our riders to really enjoy their bikes, especially riders like 24hr and Duathlon demon Twinklydave. So we built our ScandAL 26 and 29er bikes out of the lightest alloy tubesets we could find for people who really wanted to rip along at races or whenever they got to ride.
Again that meant even more fast people appearing on podiums all over the place (all over the world in fact) on On Ones.
That includes horribly fast folk like adventure racer Richard Usher who's been a big part of the design process for our state of the art carbon fibre Whippet and Lurcher frames. They're lighter, stiffer and faster than anything else we've made before and if it's performance you're after these really are going to take some beating.