27.5 vs. 29er Mountain Bikes

In the past mountain bikers weren't given the option of choosing in terms of the size of their wheels. 26 inches was the only choice. However, once 29 and 27.5-inch wheels became available in the early 2000s, debates among bikers started to grow and have continued throughout the years. 29ers, which were once meant for taller riders as well as cross-country racing, have developed to be able to fit smaller frames. On the other hand, 27.5 mountain bikes are a dream for those with a more playful riding style. How do you determine which one is best for you? To make the purchasing process simpler, we break down 27.5and 29-inch wheels. or 29-inch tires and the differences they make in performance and ride quality as well as specific recommendations for bikes of both sizes. For more, see our mountain bike gear reviews.

In the past mountain bikers weren’t given the option of choosing in terms of the size of their wheels. 26 inches was the only choice. However, once 29 and 27.5-inch wheels became available in the early 2000s, debates among bikers started to grow and have continued throughout the years. 29ers, which were once meant for taller riders as well as cross-country racing, have developed to be able to fit smaller frames. On the other hand, 27.5 mountain bikes are a dream for those with a more playful riding style. How do you determine which one is best for you? To make the purchasing process simpler, we break down 27.5and 29-inch wheels. or 29-inch tires and the differences they make in performance and ride quality as well as specific recommendations for bikes of both sizes. For more, see our mountain bike gear reviews.

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