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Which type of bike is best for the GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge?The best people to answer that question are the athletes who have ridden the kilometers and spent many hours out on the course. Here are some thoughts on this topic from 3-Top Ten Finishers of the GENCO MBC from around the the globe (Australia-USA-Wales)! 2013 GENCO MBC Finisher, Australian Mike Blewitt (MarathonMTB):"Pictures don't do the terrain justice. It's FAST yes, but when it's rocky it is sharp, and on long stages rough terrain takes a toll. A 35mm (or hey, 32mm) tyre on a rigid bike would be no fun, and not fast enough on the descents. We regularly pushed speeds towards 70km/h on the descents, which bring erosion ruts, broken vodka bottles, sand wash outs, G-outs and rocks up very quickly. I rode a very sharp handling 29er carbon HT with stiffly built ENVE wheels, and some days it did prevent constant pedalling, but the lower requirement for maintenance (hey, it's 30hrs of racing) over a FS was worth i...