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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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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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SHOOTOUT: HYDRATION PACKS THAT PROTECT

Top three brands for shining armor

Most gear bag brands offer something in their product lineup that claims to be ultra-lightweight and as small and slim as possible. While it is smart to travel light, many brands have also seen the wisdom in developing a more robust…
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Throwback Thursday: 27.5 Plus vs. 27.5

The pros and cons of wider tires (from May 2016)

Back in 2016, we compared regular 27.5-inch wheels with 27.5+ wheels, which back then ranged from around 2.75 to 3 inches in width. Nowadays, the differences are not as great as they were before, since the regular 27.5-inch wheels now often…
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10 MULTI-TOOL SHOWDOWN

A tool to save almost any trailside disaster

We’ve said it before and we will say it again: when it comes to riding, having the right tools can make or break your day. If you are anything like us, we want to get to the trails as soon as possible without forgetting any essential gear.…
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