You’ll sometimes hear people say that 24s aren’t built or designed for serious riding.
A load of bollocks in my view but an opinion that is pretty common in some circles.
If you want some evidence of how out of step that type of thinking is, especially with modern-day 24s, check out this picture posted today on the Sunday Bikes site.
Riding at House Park in Austin, TX, Jim Cielencki hits this tricky feature where you have to take off early and pull out far enough to clear the bars. And just to keep things interesting, it narrows at the top and goes over-vert!
Clearly, 24s like the Sunday Wave-C that Jim is riding are capable of much more than liquor store runs (like some people will lead you to believe).
Modern-day 24s can go anywhere!
(Mike Gonzalez photo)