Shootouts Category

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Shootout: Wheel Wars—29 vs 27.5 vs 26

Jun 27, 2015Comments off43417 Views

Not since dual-suspension mountain bikes debuted has there been so much controversy and confusion surrounding a mountain bike technology. We are talking about the wheel-diameter...

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Pad Shootout: Minimalistic Elbow Protection

Jan 30, 2015Comments off4496 Views

Protection and comfort, together as one. Elbow pads you’ll forget you're wearing....

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Photo of the Day: Wheel-Size Shootout, 2012

Nov 07, 2014Comments off1918 Views

 The MBA crew did three shootouts involving bikes with 26, 27.5 and 29-inch wheels in 2011 and 2012, including this one from our July 2012...

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First Impression: KHS Fat Bike vs. KHS Tra...

Nov 03, 2014Comments off4247 Views

Shootout - Fat-Bike vs. 27.5 Trail Bike...

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Face-off: Scott Genius 730 versus 930

Jun 03, 2014Comments off8864 Views

You don’t have to be a genius to make the right decision Ten years ago, Scott unveiled the Genius, its first “Do-it-All” super-lightweight carbon trail...

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Mountain Bike Action Shootout Special Editi...

Feb 08, 2014Comments off2664 Views

Shootouts have always been a popular feature in Mountain Bike Action because everyone likes a good race. And believe us, many of our shootouts are...

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26er Versus 29er: The Shootout You’ve...

Jan 24, 2014Comments off8713 Views

The most frequently requested shootout is a 26-inch-wheeled bike versus a 29-inch-wheeled bike. The opportunity to do such a shootout presented itself when Cannondale Bicycles...

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Shootout: Seven Flat Pedals Go Pin to Pin

Mar 26, 2013Comments off6227 Views

Aside from your hands on the bars, the pedal is the most important interface between you and the bike. While a clipless system and a...

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Wheel Wars: 26″ vs 27.5″ vs 29&...

Feb 17, 2013Comments off2168 Views

Last year Mountain Bike Action took three Jamis hardtails and conducted a shootout. The difference? The wheel sizes. There was a 26, 27.5 and a...

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$2000 Trail Bike Shootout: Specialized, Gia...

Nov 27, 2012Comments off3099 Views

What’s the Best Way to Spend 20 Benjamins? Two thousand dollars will buy you many things. It could buy you a junky car, a laptop...