October 23, 2010

Mountain Bike Magazine: 650b is an “innovative flop”

First of all, no, I don’t subscribe. My name ends up on a lot of industry mailing lists, so I get a lot of free unsolicited magazines. And I generally read them while I’m on the can. Mountain Bike is pretty much dreck.

With that in mind, I’m trying to decide if their colorful (and idiotic) chart on pages 28 and 29 of the current issue – which places 650b wheels in the same “innovative flop” category as the Slingshot and Proflex bikes – means that the wheel size is dead, or if it’s actually the opposite…

I do know that I want those 5 minutes of my life back that I wasted reading a magazine that includes a how-to on blowing snot rockets (pro tip: keep one hand on the bars).