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Looking Back 10, 20 & 30 Years

Our November 1989 issue came out at a time when almost all mountain bikes were still rigid, 26-inch-wheel models. The term “hardtail” wasn’t even being used yet.

Throwback Thursday: Mountain Bike Action Ads from 30 Years Ago

Diamond Back was one of the most popular BMX brands in the country, and they were apparently eager to capitalize on their popularity as mountain biking exploded in the the 1980s. Suntour was one of the most popular drivetrain systems in 1988. Haro Designs was famous for its creative approach to marketing and advertising. This […]

Throwback Thursday: Bikes, tires and drivetrain innovations from 1988

Fisher’s Pro Caliber bike offered a Prestige-tubed TIG-welded frame, Fisher Fattrax 26×2.02-inch tires, and Shimano’s Deore XT components. A Hite-Rite seat spring (the precursor to the dropper posts of today) allowed riders to raise or lower the saddle while still riding, completing the package. “Do you want to do some serious climbing?” That was the […]