Are you afraid of the dark?
Are you afraid of the dark?
Too Rise, Or Not To Rise, Is The Question
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.
Both lights offered adequate light for off-road needs—the high-output settings are very nice and light up the whole trail. But…
Most riders are familiar with the handling differences between 27.5-inch and 29er wheels, but once the third option is tossed into the mix, the choice can become a difficult one to make.
Mush Is For Oatmeal, Not for Brakes
Avoid those hip pointers
This Just In!
My decision to wear a hydration pack very likely saved me from a serious back injury
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Both sets of shades have serious strengths
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Protection and comfort, together as one. Elbow pads you’ll forget you’re wearing.
What Size Pump Do You Really Need?
We set out to discover which cure for the common “singletrack deficiency” disease works best
27.5 inches versus 29 inches
The 1989 Gary Fisher Pro Caliber vs. the 2019 Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup While checking through our June 1989 issue of Mountain Bike Action, we came upon the above photo of the Gary Fisher Pro-caliber, the bike which had won the XC European World Championship title the year before (that was two years […]
The shoes you wear are just as important as the pedals underneath them
These bikes are the hardest to justify buying unless…
Twist a throttle Brah 🤙
1998’s Fasetest Downhill Bikes
The Good Old Days
2016’s Best Of The Best
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. Now, at the end of 2019, the differences are not as great as they were before, since the regular 27.5-inch wheels now often come with 27.5 x 2.6-inch tires, offering a compromise between the two choices. Still, for those riders wondering what the best wheel size and tire width might be for them, this is worth reading.
Marzocchi DH-3 and RockShox DH Go Head To Head
GT vs. Schwinn – The Battle Of The Big Guns
If you are looking for every bit of efficiency that you can get from a hardtail…
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. […]
Shootout – Fat-Bike vs. 27.5 Trail Bike
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 […]