This tribe has always been with us and always will. They’re riders who started on the road and then begrudgingly accepted that every other cyclist they know has a mountain bike and so bought one themselves.
However, they refuse to give up their road roots and insist in riding in full road team kit wherever they go.
You’ll see them out and about dressed head to toe in lycra that’s lurid with sponsor’s logos. Unless, of course, they’re a member of a very specific subset – the Rapha fanboy.
This is the rider that goes to the Rapha store and spends a month’s salary on Team Sky replica kit and then never rides in anything other than bright and dry conditions for fear of getting it dirty.