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The History of the Specialized Stumpjumper

The first production mountain bike

Mountain biking was still in its infancy in 1981 when Mike Sinyard, the founder of Specialized Bicycle Components, began to produce and market the Stumpjumper, the world’s first production mountain bike. Only a few custom builders were…
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SHOOTOUT: 26″ VS. 27.5″ VS. 29″

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 26 and 29-inch wheels. Take a look back at what we said about the three wheel-size choices, back in the day when the 26-inchers still ruled the market

What's the best wheel size for you and your bike
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SCOR 4060 ST REVIEW

Does this new brand live up to the hype?

As the bike industry continues to expand, Scor enters the fray with an enticing trail/enduro hybrid.
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TITANIUM TUESDAY: LITESPEED PINHOTI III REVIEW

The Tennessee way is always a unique way

In addition to Litespeed being one of America’s most notable titanium frame builders, it’s safe to say that over the course of nearly four decades that we’ve been testing bikes, when it comes to titanium mountain bikes, we’ve tested more…
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