View Poll Results: What Size Wheel Is Your Primary Mountain Bike?

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  • 26" - Old School

    14 16.67%
  • 27.5" - I'm can't commit to a 29er yet.

    11 13.10%
  • 27.5"+ - Maybe my next bike will be a 29er.

    3 3.57%
  • 29er - Why would you ride anything else?

    42 50.00%
  • 27.5+ and 29er - My bike goes both ways

    14 16.67%
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    What Size Wheel Is Your Primary Mountain Bike?

    I'm seeing more 27+ tires out on the trails and was wondering what the people who respond to this poll ride.

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    A 27.5 X 3" rider said that if you put the big 27.5 against a 29 you can barely tell the difference.

    Damn these bike companies for giving us choices!

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    29er, but, wondering if 27.5 plus size would fit???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    29er, but, wondering if 27.5 plus size would fit???
    27.5 plus. Dewayne already knows.
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    Went from 26" to 29".. tried 2 different frames before coming to the conclusion that 29" wasn't for me.

    Much happier on 27.5" now.

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    I would like to try a 27.5 hardtail. pretty sure the 29er suits me better though.

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    This is what 27.5" feels like to me:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    This is what 27.5" feels like to me:

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    use to the 10 inch wheels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I would like to try a 27.5 hardtail. pretty sure the 29er suits me better though.
    After observing riders especially in the EB, I think a 27+ hardtail on carbon wheels and TI or carbon frame is probably the right second MTB for me. Second to FS 29er.

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    One thing not addressed in the poll is interior rim width. Last week, switched over to DH's newer backup wheelset (Bontrager RL something) with a somewhat wider interior rim width. Same tires (Specialized Fast Trak Control 2.2") and the improvement in traction is definitely noticeable.
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    29" hardtail that I wanna try B+ wheels on, and a 27.5" squish bike that I'm looking to squeeze 2.6" tires into (or sell and get a 29/27.5+" capable frame).

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    Then again. I'm the idiot with a 26er frame running 29er wheels and 700cc tires.

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    700 with 40mm tire
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    I know I'll be int he minority here, but you missed an option. 29er+ is my current jam.

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    I don't have time to race this year so I ditched the 29er and have been exclusively riding a 27.5+ hardtail. For the rocky technical up downs it is pure awesomeness, but for riding to the trails and marathon length days not so much. The plus tire seem to absorb the rocks around here better than suspension and you can tell a noticeable increase in speed when descending rocky terrain. However, a 29er is my bike of choice for my primary ride around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    I know I'll be int he minority here, but you missed an option. 29er+ is my current jam.

    Looks like you have the Magnum Pro with the Dorado Air spring on your Stache, how are you liking it?

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    curious on total height comparisons of 29er wheel vs 27.5+

    wondering if 27.5+ could be run on front and high volume 29er on back without throwing things out of wack too much. anyone tried?
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    27plus is the same as 29. . . . except for the extra weight, drag, fragility and squirminess. If you're just looking to fart around, i guess they're fine. If you wanna shred, they suck.

    I miiiight be able to jam on a 27x2.6 or 2.7 (think Ibis Mojo3) but then you're not at 29er diameter, you're on small wheels. Small wheels rock in other parts of the country but they're not the solution locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMBL View Post
    curious on total height comparisons of 29er wheel vs 27.5+

    wondering if 27.5+ could be run on front and high volume 29er on back without throwing things out of wack too much. anyone tried?
    Most of the convertible bikes have a flip chip or headset cup or something that raises the BB back up a hair (going down to 27+). Then they increase the fork travel 10mm or so to compensate for the HA. I'd imagine you could get away with your proposed setup by just adding 10-20mm to your fork travel.

    However, the fat wheel in the back makes climbing wet limestone feel like the traction you get at RPR. What ride qualities are you trying to get out of the mid-half-fat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMBL View Post
    curious on total height comparisons of 29er wheel vs 27.5+

    wondering if 27.5+ could be run on front and high volume 29er on back without throwing things out of wack too much. anyone tried?
    Most plus tires are not coming in at 29" diameter, so you'd be steepening the HA a touch. The only plus tire that I've remotely liked was the Dirt Wizard, 'cause its the only plus tire that has an edge you can push against and won't slice open at the idea of rocks. It also weighs 1200+ grams and pedals worse than pretty much any DH tire you can buy. It also costs $90!
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