Cruisin' on my Bluebird
M.T.Andy~Oz~ J-wag. The wheel size discussion! Best not get into it because it always ends badly, but it seems the fat & quick 26 wheels were unceremoniously discarded in the mtb world. I find the older SL to be(feel) faster than my new 650b Mojo 3. I have been lately riding each bike two days in a row, switching back and forth to understand what each do better and how much better? I know from my own experience that we all have personal preferences, riding styles and abilities that factor into what we like. We are also built different. Even though I am 6'3, I have always gravitated towards more compact, long travel mtb's that handle technical terrain well. My new Ibis, I would say is not necessarily a "better" or "faster" bike but it feels like it has less feedback from the ground because of the wheel size and is certainly bigger and smoother overall. "The X-men still around?" Not sure, but if they were involved in trail building early could be...names?