‘Extreme geometry’ no longer being considered extreme
‘Extreme’ geometry is no longer reserved to bikes of the likes of Pole.Russell Burton
As a long-standing geometry extremist, Seb Stott has been delighted by the extended reach and wheelbase figures arriving from large and small bike manufacturers alike.
Seb also identifies the Privateer 161 as his choice of long-term bike for 2020, a bike that he feels is leading the way in terms of stable geometry.
A convergence between gravel and mountain bikes
Bikes such as Niner’s MCR 9 RDO are blurring the lines between MTB and gravel.Ben Duke
In the video above, Matthew Loveridge (formerly Matthew Allen) identifies the increasing similarity and apparent crossover between gravel bikes and mountain bikes, which can sometimes seem to be only a handlebar away from one another.
He’s looking forward to a time when the disciplines can converge.
The proliferation of Shimano groupsets
Tom wants to see more mountain bikes wearing Shimano 12-speed groups this year.Shimano
Tom Marvin is hoping that this year is the year that Shimano sorts out production issues that have seen the company’s mountain bike market share diminish in recent years.