This time….Alpine antics on a hardtail 26er
CAUTION: Contains jaw dropping riding and vertigo inducing scenery.
Do you have a nice mug of tea and a full packet of chocolate hobnobs? Jolly good. You’re ready for this vid.
Keeping the 29er v 26” mountain bike debate well and truly alive*, Matt from Might contain nuts contacted me with this hardtail 26” high jinks short, featuring trials rider Tom Oehler and mountaineer Harald Philipp. Naturally I had to park my slightly sniffy attitude before watching it, as we all know that 26” wheels are the poor relation of the new breed of ‘proper’ off road bikes**, destined to be consigned to cycling history as a well intended but ultimately failed experiment***. I’m glad I did though; those boys certainly give the impression that there’s life in the 26″ dog yet****.
*It’s not really that much of a debate, but no harm in bigging it up.
**There I go again. That will indeed, drive Matt nuts.
***Joke. I’ve got my old Orange P7 which I love to bits. As long as it’s a bike, who cares?