Maybe I should have put a smiley face after that comment?
How times have changed... "Singlespeeders and 29ers are wrong, esp 29er SS's"
In MBR's defence, I know one of their main testers has had an about-turn on 29ers since decent geo (in their opinion / tastes, ie less XC more DH style handling bias) FS 29ers arrived. Similar to the guys at Dirt.
Talk to Alan M about bikes if you're suprised by MBR's about turn, he's no fool and a handy rider who won't rate anything because of brand pressure. He really rates some of the current 29ers and to me that says they've progressed a lot in the last 2 years or so. They do have a FS trail bike bias, but if we detach ourselves from a love of skinny steel, singlespeeds etc and look at what goes down a middling to tech trail fastest under a good rider, I can understand where they're coming from.
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