This is probably one of the most ugly mountain bikes I have ever seen (we will see more of them I have quite a lot of them in my ugly bikes picture folder). But in all its ugliness it is an interesting bike. First of all, this is a euro MTB so it is speced with early Italian Formula disc brakes back when V-brakes where the norm. Other interesting things is the color, the deep red anodized rims and the bar which is an inverted riser bar that instead of rising, drops down and has integrated bar ends. Form follows function, what function does a bent top tube provide?! And why use a stem with a rise if the handlebars are lowered?