Sunday , 15 September 2019

GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

GREG MINNAAR ON THE PROS (AND CON) OF 29-INCH DH WHEELS

This past weekend, South African Greg Minnaar became the first rider to win a Downhill World Cup race on a 29-inch wheel bike. Not surprisingly, his record-extending success has b ...

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THE REAL REASON NINO SCHURTER SWITCHED TO 29-INCH WHEELS

THE REAL REASON NINO SCHURTER SWITCHED TO 29-INCH WHEELS

Nino Schurter’s very recent switch to 29-inch wheels seems to be paying off. The 30-year-old Swiss ace won his fifth Elite Men’s XCO World Championship title at Nove Mesto, Czech ...

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GIANT ANTHEM ADVANCED 27.5 1

GIANT ANTHEM ADVANCED 27.5 1

Giant didn’t just embrace the 650b (27.5) wheel size, it built its entire mountain biking future around the wheel size, eliminating all 26-inch adult models and trimming its 29-in ...

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SILVERBACK SYNCRA 1

SILVERBACK SYNCRA 1

  Silverback is a dynamic, fast-growing brand that got a good jump ahead of most other bike brands into the 650b (27.5-inch) wheel category. We got to test Silverback’s top-o ...

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SCHWINN ROCKET 1 650B

SCHWINN ROCKET 1 650B

  The last Schwinn that arrived for TREAD testing went back without a word being written. It was a very entry-level model that gave us too many first-ride concerns to warrant ...

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MOMSEN VIPA 650B

MOMSEN VIPA 650B

  It’s been called the first South African superbike. We got the first 650B version of the Momsen Vipa full-suspension carbon fibre race bike to see if the ‘superbike’ status ...

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