142 Bike Test – The Big Short

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Benji ponders the meaning of ‘short’ as he rags these three not-long travel bikes round his local trails. What is short travel? Too short? Short enough? Shorter than what? What is the average travel of A Mountain Bike in 2022 anyway? It’s hard to say. But because we, as bike journos, need to do such things we’re going to say… something. If we all agree (ha!) that these days 140–150mm travel is pretty standard for a do-it-all ‘trail bike’ mountain bike, anything with less travel than that is ‘short travel’. Agreed? OK then. Let’s move on. Let’s move on with...

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  • thebunk
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    My choice was between the YT, Cotic and the Transition Spur – be interesting to hear where you see the Transition fitting in this line up?

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    Finally, on the third reading of this headline, realised that this is issue 142 and not a reference to travel or rear axle length

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