20 inch wheels

Announcing A Revolutionary New MTB Wheel Size

THIS SUMMER.

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE WHEEL SIZE.

WILL TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM.

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TWENTY INCHES. That’s right. It wasn’t long ago that you skeptically eyed 29-inch wheels, thinking, “How could it make that much of a difference?” Then you tried your friend’s 29er and CRUSHED every root, step, and rock that had the misfortune to fall in your path.

Then you bought a fat bike, maybe because you commute to work year-round in Anchorage, or maybe because you had $2000 burning a hole in your pocket. Your spouse rolled his or her eyes at you and your funny-looking bike, until you effortlessly pedaled on snow, then beach sand, then water, like Jesus Christ himself, only on two wheels.

Then your friend told you about 27.5-inch wheels, and you were all Give Me A Break, what are these goddamn snake oil salesmen going to try to get me to buy next?

Well, let me tell you: A mountain bike with 20-inch wheels. You read that right. Never-before-seen performance, handling, agility, and turning radius. The first bikes built around the 20-inch wheel maximize pedaling efficiency by putting the riders’ knees high—next to the armpits when you’re in the saddle for a big climb.

You scoff. That Looks Like A BMX Bike, you say. Well, it’s not. It’s a mountain bike. You laugh now, but when every major bike magazine is writing about 20-inch wheels in six months, you’ll be the dickhead who doubted it. Dickhead.

Even minor bike magazines will write about 20-inch wheels, probably.

People in your Facebook feed who know stuff about bikes will post photos and statuses about lusting after the new “20-ers” that everyone seems to be talking about. And then you will want one.

You will ride with confidence, pulling through even the tightest switchbacks. You will effortlessly bunny hop over features. Wanna ride it to the bar afterward? You should, especially if you put foot pegs on the back so you can ride home with a lady (or gentleman) friend on the back.

Start saving your pennies. The first 20ers will roll off the line in early May.

-Brendan

[photo by Nick Soloninka/riNICKulous]

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16 Comments

  1. 650b'er
    February 13, 2014

    Love this! I personally am waiting for a 24er. 22 inch rear and 24 inch front seems to be the ideal wheel diameter for my riding style.

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  2. gwchev
    February 13, 2014

    Dude. 2014 is the year.

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  3. February 13, 2014

    Oh yeah! I cannot wait to feel my pit hair tickle my knees as they make their way up past my tank top while I am really digging into a seated climb!

    All hail the newest product!!!

    -J

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  4. boomer
    February 13, 2014

    Get a Cross bike.

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  5. allbusiness
    February 13, 2014

    i will definitely be rollin on dubs when they come out

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  6. February 13, 2014

    It will probably fit in my truck-home better than this stupid 29er, too!

    Where do I pre-order so I am ahead of the trend? I want be able to play it cool and say Yeah, I rode 20ers before they were even popular…

    Reply
  7. Hillary
    February 13, 2014

    Cool, I can’t wait. I have been waiting for a bike this cool! And an additional perk, I think my 6 year old and I could share it!

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  8. Bake
    February 13, 2014

    You’re all wrong – the next new thing will be the 28.25″ ENDUROSPECIFIC wheel. That’s right – be the pride and envy at your next ENDURO race on the sweet new TWOEIGHTTWOFIVERS. It’s the ultimate pairing with your POC helmet and 661 kneepads. All the pro ENDURO riders are going to be riding them this year. If you’re not, well then, you suck.

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  9. Andrew
    February 13, 2014

    26″ wheels til’ death

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  10. DG3
    February 13, 2014

    The funny thing is I literally bought my first 27.5 and 20 this month. True story.

    Screw you guys, I’m future proofed.

    Reply
  11. Al
    February 14, 2014

    pronounced TWENTIER or TWO OH ER? dont wanna sound like a dick when ordering.

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  12. Ryan
    February 14, 2014

    If it has 2 wheels your good to go. Now get out there and feel the wind.

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  13. February 18, 2014

    We all know there is only one wheel size that matters…

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  14. tim
    February 20, 2014

    woo hoo! I’m finally ahead of the curve on something!

    Reply
  15. February 23, 2014

    Rad! I still have my Mongoose 20-er hanging in my parents garage.

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