Because the bike industry has run out of ideas and they need something to push to the consumers. Case in point, Giant and their 27.5 bikes at the Interbike Outdoor Demo. When all you have are 27.5" wheels for potential customers to try, of course websites, mostly run by the stooges of the bike industry, can caption their photos with things like, "Current feedback suggests that the Trance X 27.5 is going to be a hit." Anything can be a hit, when there are no other options available to try.
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If those chainstays are as short as they look to me... This might just be my next big bike.
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What exactly were the mods done? Are they something we, the general public, could do?
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I wish peeps with chest cams would learn how to aim them
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man that is ugly