Mountain bikers of a certain vintage will remember being inspired by Jason McRoy in the original VHS version of the video Dirt back in the 90s.
It’s now 20 years since he was tragically killed in a motorbike accident, but one of Britain’s finest mountain bikers ever to have thrashed down a steep hill continues to inspire the next generation of riders. So we’re excited to have found JMC’s original Specialized S-Works FSR Team for sale.
It comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Jim McRoy, Jason’s Dad, and is being listed at £5,500 on eBay.
BikeRadar spoke to the people selling it, and they say the bike’s currently in Cheshire awaiting its next owner. It’s already been taken to the North West Mountain Bike Centre in Stockport to be checked out by owner Andy Kyffin, who used to be Jason’s race mechanic.
It has been taken out for a few rides since it was bought from Jim in 2013, but it’s mostly been propped up against the current owner’s fireplace as a conversation piece. The cockpit is left exactly as Jason had it when he raced the World Cup circuit back in the 90s, GripShift X-ray shifters and all.
Go on Santa, we’ve been very good this year!