Here at Pinkbike we get inundated with all kinds of questions, ranging from the basic "Can I have stickers" to more in-depth, soul-searching types of queries like if you should pop the question or what to name your first child. Ask Pinkbike is an occasional column where we'll be hand-picking and answering questions that have been keeping readers up at night, although we'll likely steer clear of those last two and keep it more tech oriented.
Skinny or Wide?Question:
Pinkbike user AdamC86 asked this question in the 27.5'' forum
: I'm looking at purchasing my first 27.5'' wheeled bike, and I'm weighing my options between running either 27.5'' or 27.5+ wheels and tires. Most of the riding I do is in Michigan and on singletrack with a lot of short, punchy climbs with switchbacks, roots, etc.. Are the 27.5+ bikes much slower rolling than a standard 27.5'' bike? And will the wider tires take away some of the characteristics that have made 27.5'' so popular?
Any recommendations for bikes? I'm wanting to go full-suspension and am currently looking mostly at Santa Cruz's 5010 (27.5'') and a Salsa Pony Rustler (27.5+).
What Geometry is Appropriate? Question:
Pinkbike user rapit2theredline asked the question in the All Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country forum
: With geometry changing so much, I see some brands changing to unheard of numbers. However, we still have companies not willing to change, or If so, have made sure the market accept it first. That being said, what do you think is an appropriate head tube angle as well as wheelbase, and/or any other numbers you want to throw out there?
What Will Be Standard Spacing for DH in the Near Future?Question:
Pinkbike user @partsengineeringbikes
asked this question in the Downhill Forum:
Is it safe to say that 12x150mm rear and 20x110mm front will be around for a while? With the possibility of 29" wheels becoming more than just prototypes for DH, does anyone have any good guesses on where we're headed?
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and we'll look to answer it for next time.