Think about it .. the brakes will stay cleaner and the aerodynamics behind the fork! lol Someone had an ack basswards day when it was assembled.Checkout this Diamondback at Costco. What's wrong with this picture?
Apathy. Apathy and and active sense of hatred for the customer. Same reason I had to yell at a coworker for GREASING the braking surface on a rim.I can just about understand the forks being put on backwards (blame Manitou for that), but how in the name of all that is holy do you put the brake pads on vertically!? I know some of the "mechanics" at Wal-mart etc are not always the sharpest tools in the shed, but how does anyone think that that is a good way of installing brakes? They do come with assembly instructions from the factories don't they?