This is a question I have been asking myself for a long time. What is better for racing? 29" or 27.5"? I was confident I knew the answer but it's up to the clock to decide.
I couldn't fit everything into the video as I felt it would drag out for far too long. If anyone is left with any questions drop them down into the comments below and I'll do my best to answer them all.
He should compare F29 R27.5 vs F27.5 R29
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Mike ended up buying a carver and the other guy a Moots 69er The week after.
All Mike did was convince Foes to make the frames. Which is pretty rad. But it isn’t “new” or unique to him.
And yes MULLET is correct as its Business up front (29", Smooth, speed) and party in the back (27.5, playful, quick)
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I wouldn't run it on a longer hilly up and down ride 29F/R is better but for ripping in woods and hardtail DHing it's really good.
Did for an experiment but I'm gonna leave it like that coz it's the bike I pick first now just for fun element. I'm not a pro DHer so I can live with the fact it's maybe not th fastest setup.
If you ain't a pro look at what 50/01 do. Don't you wanna enjoy every ride like that? Just pick the setup you find the funnest and get out there.
I'm curious, what are you smaller riders doing to make 29" work on steep descents? I really liked some of the big wheel benefits (traction and less fatigue), but I couldn't keep my bean bag off the rear tire on the steeps. So far, too scary to ride my own 29". Did a lot of you guys adjust your position/technique to make the 29 worth while?
the older I get, the more tempting the big wheels get. When I rode two similar bikes 170mm 27.5 and 160mm 29 with the same shock/fork, I found the 29 just be "easier" to ride. On the 29" every section of trail took less effort to ride at same or faster pace. But any bigger compressions in the steeps and I was grazing knobs frequently and couldn't adjust my body enough to feel right.
For those reasons, the mixed wheel size is pretty tempting.
Are the results applicable for midgets?
______ 27.5 ___ 29 ___ Difference
Run 1 2m34.41 2m33.90 -0.51
Run 2 2m33.52 2m33.41 -0.11
Run 3 2m35.45 2m32.86 -2.59
Would make timing much more accurate and easier to compare.
Is 26 and this evolution or progression in bikes definetly making me crazy.
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We all know what size she prefers...
I for one am accepting of new ideas that will better the sport.
Dude, i think you are missing the point here. Of course a 29" wheel will be faster, it's simple geometry/physics. The whole wheel size thing is pure marketing. Progression can happen but within limits. You dont see the NHL making the hockey sticks bigger to keep up with the "progession" of the players do you? So why do i have to buy a new bike every 2 years to keep up the current progression of the sport?
It's all correlated. Companies pay riders to not only ride their product, but also to try and win on it. 29" wheels arent a new concept. Technology in manufacturing has been the only thing standing in the way of making it reality.
(hint for those that are too lazy to googe, they have gotten longer, wider, taller, etc.)
Admitidly there will always be "part" of the equation that is just people/companies/industry trying to come up with a new idea to make sales. BUT, there is no denying how for mountain biking has progressed for the better since it's inception
You sound more welsh for some reason?