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Steve Peat flanked by two of Santa Cruz's most famous bikes (Photo: Duncan Philpott)
Steve Peat flanked by two of Santa Cruz's most famous bikes (Photo: Duncan Philpott)

Back in 2006, there was no iPhone, and nearly all mountain bikes rolled 26-inch wheels.

It was an era before the 29er wheel size revolution. Or progressive frame angles.

Most mountain bikes were comparatively short. Unlike the long, slack and low geometries used by contemporary frame designers.

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