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Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« on: March 13, 2013, 11:06:41 AM »
http://www.mbaction.com/Main/News/Shootout-Wheel-Wars-29-vs-275-vs-26-5159.aspx



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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 03:37:22 PM »
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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 06:36:43 PM »
I like turtles.

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 07:31:35 PM »
That vid was very lame. ???


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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 10:54:23 PM »
According to the video 29ers have "more power" when climbing. I always thought the rider was responsible for power.

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 11:56:06 PM »


According to the video 29ers have "more power" when climbing. I always thought the rider was responsible for power.
Chiz, you gotta read the article on the link above the video.



According to the video 29ers have "more power" when climbing. I always thought the rider was responsible for power.
You noticed that it was the same rider testing all 3 bikes and that was his feedback right?

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 06:51:41 AM »
According to the video 29ers have "more power" when climbing. I always thought the rider was responsible for power.

Then it seems you have always been wrong.

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 08:49:14 AM »
According to the video 29ers have "more power" when climbing. I always thought the rider was responsible for power.

You noticed that it was the same rider testing all 3 bikes and that was his feedback right?



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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 11:49:28 AM »
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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 02:28:20 PM »
According to the video 29ers have "more power" when climbing. I always thought the rider was responsible for power.

You noticed that it was the same rider testing all 3 bikes and that was his feedback right?





Come on FC, the awesomeness of having a 29er between the legs makes the rider pedal harder/faster = more power... cycling kinesiology 101

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013, 03:59:18 PM »
No matter how you spin it, more = more.

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013, 09:37:51 PM »
A better review can be found at either pinkbike.com or vitalmtb.com.  Basically 29'r == XC/Non-Tech Trails (29'r will never handle as well as a 26"); 26" == Gravity/Tech/Enduro (26" will never maintain speed on flats or ups like a 29'r); 27.5" == Jack of all trades master of none. Basically the 27.5" pros/cons are harder to nail down.  It isn't at an extreme like the 29/26's.  It rolls better than a 26" but worse than a 29'r.  It handles better than a 29'r but worse than a 26".  I believe that the 27.5" is best described as a trail/AM machine maybe with a splash of enduro. Also, I don't even want to think about mixed wheel sizes....
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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2013, 07:15:49 AM »
My 650 is much,much, faster than any of my 26ers. I am now sticking the wheels of the elites as well. I have not spent too much time on 29ers and when i did i liked it. My riding buddies on 29 bikes say i seem to roll as fast but when it gets tight i put small gaps on them. I like mine bot 29 may work well for me as well. 8)

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 07:37:12 AM »
My wife says size does not matter.... Thank God  :o

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Re: Wheel Wars 29" vs 27.5"(650b) vs 26"
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 08:13:02 AM »
Basically 29'r == XC/Non-Tech Trails (29'r will never handle as well as a 26")

Out of everything I've read, I've never seen any mention 29-inch wheels weren't great for technical trails. I've ridden all three and I'd say that the big wheels roll over rocks and roots much easier.

 

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