The thirty-sixer MTB poses a number of exciting possibilities for taller mountain bikers (see my detailed discussion of the pros and cons). Until now, 36 inch wheeled mountain bikes have been the preserve of those able to commission a bespoke steel bike – but this might be set to change, after Taiwanese manufacturer Wheeler unveiled its first 36er MTB last month.
Little is known about Wheeler’s 36er, but it’s rumoured to be a production model. If true, then we’re probably on the cusp of a new wheel-size war. We’ll likely see development of MTB-specific 36-inch rims and tires (at last!), prices will start to come down, and there’ll be more choice of components frame materials.
But let’s wait and see!
Photo reblogged from bikerumor.