love for the 27.5

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love for the 27.5
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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 at 17:13 Quote
I never was a fan of 29" wheels. I too ride single track and feel the wheels are stronger.

Cspringsrider wrote:
I agree I have gone 27.5 and will never go back the bikes fit better on my rough narrow single track around here. Cheers

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 at 17:16 Quote
Me too. It is all marketing hype to sell more bikes and new parts. Even 26" wheels are still good for some types of rides.

SeanC1 wrote:
I prefer 27.5
I'm upset that a lot of manufacturers are switching to 29er and pushing a lot of marketing for everyone to switch.

Even the pinkbike staff refer to 27.5 as "small wheels" in all of their reviews.

Posted: Jun 17, 2021 at 11:39 Quote
im ticked at mba for only reviewing 29ers

Posted: Oct 15, 2021 at 16:52 Quote
I have 2018 Kona Cinder Cone......got back into riding after a long time away from it. I like the 27.5 wheel size.....it doenst feel all that big....but im only 5-9.........Id get a 29er if i were doing more down hill.

Posted: Oct 15, 2021 at 22:58 Quote
I have both 27.5 and 29er's but I really prefer the 27.5 as it just feels so much more playful and responsive to me.

Posted: Oct 16, 2021 at 14:15 Quote
natas2125 wrote:
I have both 27.5 and 29er's but I really prefer the 27.5 as it just feels so much more playful and responsive to me.

How much better is the rollover and comfort on a 29er though?

Posted: Oct 16, 2021 at 16:43 Quote
Danzzz88 wrote:
natas2125 wrote:
I have both 27.5 and 29er's but I really prefer the 27.5 as it just feels so much more playful and responsive to me.

How much better is the rollover and comfort on a 29er though?

Roll over and comfort are 2-3x better. Fun is 2-3x less. I have two almost identical hardtails. Both 160mm travel. One 27.5, the other 29. Every time I ride the 29er I think I'll never want to ride the 27.5 but then when I go back to the 27.5 I wonder why I was riding the 29. 27.5 is so much more fun. I'll never get tired of it. Sure you feel the roots more but you can make it do soon much more. The 29 hoops make the bike so much more sluggish. For riders with limited skill, 29 is an obvious choice as it makes the trail easier. Once you have skill and want to do different things on the bike (manual through rough, pick a different line, endo, bunny hop etc etc) the 27.5 allows so much more.

Posted: Oct 17, 2021 at 2:20 Quote
rahrider wrote:
Danzzz88 wrote:
natas2125 wrote:
I have both 27.5 and 29er's but I really prefer the 27.5 as it just feels so much more playful and responsive to me.

How much better is the rollover and comfort on a 29er though?

Roll over and comfort are 2-3x better. Fun is 2-3x less. I have two almost identical hardtails. Both 160mm travel. One 27.5, the other 29. Every time I ride the 29er I think I'll never want to ride the 27.5 but then when I go back to the 27.5 I wonder why I was riding the 29. 27.5 is so much more fun. I'll never get tired of it. Sure you feel the roots more but you can make it do soon much more. The 29 hoops make the bike so much more sluggish. For riders with limited skill, 29 is an obvious choice as it makes the trail easier. Once you have skill and want to do different things on the bike (manual through rough, pick a different line, endo, bunny hop etc etc) the 27.5 allows so much more.

+1, totally agree.

Posted: Nov 10, 2021 at 6:21 Quote
Being a shorter rider (5’5) I love the ability to move around the bike and not worry about ripping my shorts on the rear tire. I would love to try a mullet bike one day

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