New Bike Trends, 2021 (Ep.61)

Blister reviewers David Golay and Noah Bodman talk about trends in modern bikes, including a possible ceasefire in the geometry wars; the relative consistency of Downhill bike geometry; the decline of weight weenie-ism; an outrageously long bike from 30 years ago; how all bikes should be sized to fit Noah Bodman; and a whole bunch more.
David Golay on the 2022 Trek Session.


Our reviewers David Golay and Noah Bodman talk about trends in modern bikes, including a possible ceasefire in the geometry wars; the relative consistency of Downhill bike geometry; the decline of weight weenie-ism; an outrageously long bike from 30 years ago; how all bikes should be sized to fit Noah Bodman; and a whole bunch more.

TOPICS & TIMES

  • Trail bike geometry, and a ceasefire in the geometry wars
  • Downhill bikes, and their progression
  • Trails changing bikes, or vice versa?
  • The decline of weight weenie-ism
  • Rich Williams — a man ahead of his time
  • Size-specific chainstay lengths — a passing fad, or good idea?
  • All bikes should be sized for Noah?
  • The resurgence of high-pivot bikes, and their tradeoffs

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2 comments on “New Bike Trends, 2021 (Ep.61)”

  1. Noah! Yes! As a fellow 5’9” rider I’ve been complaining about this for a while!
    Why does the statistically most common human get shafted when it comes to mtb size?!
    In all honesty, it was nice to see trek release the slash in a ML size. Hopefully more brands do the same moving forward.

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