Throwback Thursday: The Bikes of 1989

In going through some back issues we found a buyer's guide to the bikes of 1989. It's easy to see how much mountain bikes have changed in the last 30 years. Notice for one thing the lack of front suspension, much less rear suspension. The…
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Throwback Thursday: Fork Design, Circa 1989

Paul Turner hadn't come out with the first Rock Shox suspension fork yet when Specialized came out with its Direct Drive fork, shown here as it was advertised in our February 1989 issue of Mountain Bike Action. The curved fork design…
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Throwback Thursday: Looking Back 30 Years

_ Back in 1988, Scott's clip-on mountain bike handlebar extension allowed a rider to stretch out for a more aerodynamic position. It could be installed in minutes, but it didn't really catch on. Try to find one of these items now.…
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Throwback Thursday: 13 Years Ago in Colorado

In going through some of our photo files we came upon this shot of Dave Wiens, one of the legends of American mountain biking, leading a ride with his friends near his home in Gunnison, Colorado, at the riding area known as Hartmann…
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Aaron Gwin Wins Pro GRT at Kamikaze Games

Aaron Gwin took the final Pro GRT race of the year at the Kamikaze Bike Games on Saturday aboard his new YT Tues 29 bike. Kiran MacKinnon ended up winning the overall Pro GRT title for the year on his Santa Cruz 29er.…
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Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games

Aaron Gwin is back in top form

Aaron Gwin has returned to the Kamikaze Bike Games, and he's looking fast. His qualifying time was 3:59. He was some 10 seconds faster than the next fastest pro--Austin Warren-- in the Pro Men's Downhill qualifiers on Friday.…
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Throwback Thursday: Things Were Simpler in 1988

We introduced this photo of Shimano's six-speed rear cog in our September 1988 issue by saying, "Less and more: Shimano has already released a new 32-spoke version of the Deore XT hub set, but next year you can expect wider 135mm hubs,…
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AARON GWIN HAS BEEN TESTING A 29-INCH DOWNHILL BIKE FOR YT

Teammate Neko Mulally is reportedly testing one this month, too

(Image: Aaron Gwin on his way to a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships with 27.5-inch wheels. Photo by Isac Paddock)      We recently learned on good authority that Aaron Gwin has been testing a 29-inch YT downhill bike for…
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