LOOKING FOR A REMIX
Q: I recently read your article about mixed-wheel-size mountain bikes, and it spiked my interest. I seem to recall MBA testing a mixed-wheel-size bike—I think from Foes—some time ago. Does MBA have plans to test more bikes with a wagon wheel in front and a more playful wheel out back? Would love to know if I should hold out on my next bike purchase or if it’s a fad you think will come and go. Thanks, MBA!
Sun Valley, Idaho
A: You ask an interesting question—one we are currently asking ourselves. You’re correct that we tested a Foes Mixer in the past with mixed wheel sizes. We would be happy to toss our leg over more of these bikes, since they seem to bring results at the most elite levels of racing. With that said, however, most mixed wheel bikes seen under the pros haven’t been offered to the public yet. As soon as we start seeing production bikes with mixed wheel sizes, you’re guaranteed to see those bikes in the hands of our wrecking crew.
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