Gary Fisher is credited as being one of the inventors of the mountain bike, as well as a long-tiime racer of mountain & road bikes. He and friend Charlie Kelly founded the first company to specialize in the building of mountain bikes, named, appropriately, MountainBikes. This later became FIsher MountainBikes. Featured elsewhere on our site, Tom Ritchey built the frames for these bikes, and eventually founded HIS own company, Ritchey Design.

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Charlie & John