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Move from 29er to 27.5


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Hi Hubbers

 

The recent growth in bikes available in 27.5 wheels refers, most reputable manufacturers are now producing bikes in the mid range wheels, Giant has gone all out in declaring it the wheel of the future, guess time will tell if they made the right move or not.

 

For some reason I was never convinced to move from 26 inch wheels to the 29er, the wheels just felt too big and clumsy for me, but the 27.5 inch is a different story, I am definitely interested.

 

In my view the cyclists who are still riding on 26 inch bikes will most probably be the most interested in moving to 27.5.

 

The reason for this post is that I would like to know if there are cyclists who have made the move from 29 to 27.5.

 

I don't want to re-open the 26 vs 27.5 vs the 29er debate, think it has been discussed to death, if you really like your 29er or 26er then please don't reply

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Have one of each and all of them has their rightful place on God's green single track! When it comes to out right speed and galloping along nothing beats a 29er. I'd even go so far as to say that my Momsen Vipa is as trail "agile" as any bike in any wheel size I've ridden with similar travel. My money is on seeing 29er Anthem, XTC's and even a Trance or three (again) for many more years.

 

If however 27.5 suits 80% of your riding then that's the way to go. Keep in mind that stupid geometries and manufacturers willing to put out sub-par bikes just to coin sales have spoiled the whole 29er craze a bit.

 

Agree that bulk of 26" riders will most likely go 27.5...on the other hand...bulk of 26er riders are casual riders who will buy whatever the shops tell them and for now that will be 29er uber alles!

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The reason for this post is that I would like to know if there are cyclists who have made the move from 29 to 27.5.

 

I'm also curious, personally not very interested to drop a wheelsize - but will be interesting to see once pros start winning big races like the Epic on 27.5" how many of the lemmings will follow suit

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Can't fault any of the wheel sizes and like The Crow said, they all have their place. Will I buy myself a 27.5? Simple answer, NO. My 29er is still up to date with specs and weight and my 26er SS is my training bike and love every moment on it

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I'm also curious, personally not very interested to drop a wheelsize - but will be interesting to see once pros start winning big races like the Epic on 27.5" how many of the lemmings will follow suit

 

I do remember Schurter saying that the 27.5 that they ran in Epic this year made things a lot harder - they struggled to keep up on the flat open sections!

 

I ride both - 29er as SS currently and a 650b 140mm dual sus trail bike. For the tech riding the 650b is great, but the 29er wheels suit marathon stuff better!

 

Why choose one when you can have your cake and eat it! :ph34r: :whistling:

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