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2016’s Top Ten List

2016’s Top 10 List

MBA’s Most Read Reviews

1. How to Stop Brake Squeal

Garage---12Does your bike sound like a homesick goose every time you hit the brakes?

Check Out: How to Stop Brake Squeal

Check Out: How To Silence Honking Brakes


2. Changing the Approach to Rear Suspension

SRAM9How metric sizing could change everything.

Check Out: Changing the Approach to Rear Suspension


3. Handlebar Rise: The Science Of Picking The Right Height

Renthal-2Bike fitting is a science to some, an art to others, and a fashion statement to many.

Check Out: Handlebar Rise: The Science Of Picking The Right Height


4. Product Test: Shimano Metal vs. Resin Brake Pad Compounds

Shimano Saint/Zee (H01A) Resin Disc Brake Pad - 2-Pack    met

Choosing modulation over sheer power.

Check Out: SHIMANO XT/XTR METAL VS. RESIN PAD COMPOUND TEST


5. Bike Test: Specialized Crave Expert

M2Specialized-7The solid bike that won’t break the bank.

Check Out: Specialized Crave Expert


6. 27.5 Plus vs. 27.5

Plus-IntroThe bottom line is that plus-sized bikes have advantages and disadvantages. Don’t knock ’em, til you try ’em.

Check Out: 27.5 Plus vs. 27.5


7. Soft-Shell Elbow Pad Shootout: Minimalistic Elbow Protection

Elbow-1Can you put a price on equipment that protects areas of your body that are essential to keeping you on your bike?

Check Out: Soft-Shell Elbow Pad Shootout: Minimalistic Elbow Protection


8. Shimano XT vs. SRAM GX

Two workhorse drivetrains go shift to shift, gram for gram.

Check Out: Shimano XT vs. SRAM GX


9. Bike Test: Cannondale F29 Carbon 4

Cannondale-1The F29 Carbon 4 is an excellent choice for the mid-level racer who’s looking to up his or her racing game.

Check Out: Bike Test: Cannondale F29 Carbon 4


10. Bike Test: Giant XtC 27.5 2

giant-1When people talk about getting the most bang for their buck, they’re speaking the language of the Giant XtC 27.5 2.

Check Out: Bike Test: Giant XtC 27.5 2


Bonus-2016’s Top Video’s

pivot-1Trail Testing: Pivot Switchblade – 29 or 27.5+


screen-shot-2016-12-31-at-3-47-41-pmShootout: Wheel Wars—29 vs 27.5 vs 26


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