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Photo of the Day: Wheel-Size Shootout, 2012

 The MBA crew did three shootouts involving bikes with 26, 27.5 and 29-inch wheels in 2011 and 2012, including this one from our July 2012 issue, where we tested three full-suspension bikes from KHS, including all three wheel sizes. The 27.5-inch size won all three of our shootouts, and the mountain bike world hasn’t been the same since. […]

Face-off: Scott Genius 730 versus 930

You don’t have to be a genius to make the right decision Ten years ago, Scott unveiled the Genius, its first “Do-it-All” super-lightweight carbon trail bike. Times have changed, and trails have changed, and Scott’s genius line of bikes has evolved to fit the needs of today’s riders. The latest Genius bikes are full-suspension trail […]

Mountain Bike Action Shootout Special Edition

Shootouts have always been a popular feature in Mountain Bike Action because everyone likes a good race. And believe us, many of our shootouts are super-tight races. We have gather our bike, product and apparel shootouts from the last few years and put them all in a 100-page Shootout Digital Special. We even included our […]

26er Versus 29er: The Shootout You’ve Been Asking For

The most frequently requested shootout is a 26-inch-wheeled bike versus a 29-inch-wheeled bike. The opportunity to do such a shootout presented itself when Cannondale Bicycles graciously supplied us with two mid-priced aluminum hardtails that sell for the same suggested retail of $1069. Why offer two bikes at the exact same price? Because the Cannondale Trail […]

Shootout: Seven Flat Pedals Go Pin to Pin

Aside from your hands on the bars, the pedal is the most important interface between you and the bike. While a clipless system and a stiff-soled shoe will offer the most efficient platform, there are some pretty talented riders who swear by platforms?and not just gravity guys. For this shootout, we rounded up some of […]

Wheel Wars: 26″ vs 27.5″ vs 29″ Shootout Video

Last year Mountain Bike Action took three Jamis hardtails and conducted a shootout. The difference? The wheel sizes. There was a 26, 27.5 and a 29er in the mix. You can read the entire shootout by clicking here. Three wheel sizes go knob-to-knob; 26-inch, 27.5-inch and 29-inch. We pick our favorite and give you the […]