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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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FIRST RIDE CANYON SPECTRAL 125

CANYON'S NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE

CANYON SPECTRAL 125 Welcome the all-new Spectral 125 to the Canyon family. Canyon has intended for this to be its Swiss army bike and a quiver killer. We saw Spectral's all-new platform launch last year with multiple options from…
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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 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 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 Right Size For You?
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REVIEWED: MTB HOPPER PRO

Take your skills to new heights

The idea for the MTB Hopper sprouted only a few years ago. This team out of Vilnius, Lithuania, is composed of individuals with countless years of experience in various disciplines of cycling. After creating a plethora of prototypes that…
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Rapha Trail 3/4-Sleeve Jersey and Trail Shorts

High-end apparel worth the price of admission

Rapha may be a new apparel brand for mountain bikers, but it has been a mainstay for roadies since 2004. Wrecking crew members who crossed over to the road side of things and were familiar with the brand at its start thought it took a few…
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