BLAST FROM THE PAST: MBA’S WHEEL-WAR SHOOTOUT— 29″ vs. 27.5″ vs. 26″

This story first appeared in our March 2012 issue, when only a few companies were offering bikes with 27.5-inch (650b) wheels. At that time, the dilemma for most riders was to choose between bikes with either 26 or 29-inch wheels. Take a look back at what we said about the three wheel-size choices, back when the 26-inchers still ruled the market, and only a few companies were offering the 27.5-inch wheels (better known as 650b-sized wheels back then).

What's The Right Wheel Size For You?
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UTAH DEBUTS NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK THIS SUMMER

Powder Mountain will transform to "Dirt Mountain" in July with lift-accessed trails

Press Release Photos courtesy of Powder Mountain EDEN, UTAH (June 20, 2022) 一 On Thursday, July 14, Powder Mountain, located in the Wasatch Mountains of Eden, Utah, will unveil its new lift-served bike park, coined “Dirt Mountain,”…
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RICHIE RUDE’S ENDURO BIKE

Richie Rude and his Yeti SB150

Now 27, the Connecticut-based mountain biker has already won the Enduro World Series overall title twice and is widely considered to be the top men’s enduro racer in the world.
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HÖLL AND HATTON TAKE THE GOLD IN INNSBRUCK DOWNHILL

How these two downhill racers strategized for speed & kept it both mentally and physically cool.

Under cloudless skies and uncharacteristic heat, Valentina Höll and Charlie Hatton earn the distinction of the elite winners of the 2022 deuter Downhill Innsbruck Presented by Raffeisen Club.
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USA CYCLING NAMES 2022 NATIONAL TEAM

Check out the list of mountain bikers who made the team this year

The USA Cycling National Team exists to recognize and support cyclists who represent the United States of America at the highest level of the sport. It is a group of top Junior, U23, and Elite athletes who strive for international results…
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HOFFMAN AND KOLB WIN IT FOR THE LOCALS IN INNSBRUCK DUAL SLALOM

German and Austrian riders take the W's in front of their home crowds

The morning had kicked off with sun, but the light swiftly disappeared behind the clouds as riders got on track. Eventually, a rumble of thunder grumbled in the distance and the heavens slowly opened. . . . Riders slipped. Gates were ridden…
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