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Mountain Bikes from 1986: How Much They’ve Changed

Our first issue of Mountain Bike Action came out with a cover date of July 1986. Among the articles in that issue was a four-page “Buyer’s Guide” showing some of the mountain bikes available at that time. None of the bikes had suspension, front or rear. However, if you look at the forks, you’ll see […]

Blast from the Past: Mountain Bike Racing in the 1980s

Take a look at what America’s big mountain bike races looked like over 30 years ago. “Race Faces” was the name of the story that we ran in our very first issue, in 1986, and it showed some of the top racers of the era. The lead photo shows the start of the men’s cross-country […]