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GEOMETRY DIFFERENCES ON MOUNTAIN BIKE WHEELS. WHICH IS BETTER?

SCOTT GENIUS DIFFERENTIATES IN RIDING A MOUNTAIN BIKE WITH A 29ER FRONT AND 27.5 REAR!

In this article, Scott Genius shows different geometry size on mountain bike wheels. The common mountain bike has the same size of wheel but Scott Genius shows that it’s possible to make it different. Being a mountain bike rider, it is important to determine on what kind of wheel size is better. A 27.5 wheel size will be less stable compared to 29er  but more responsive input. With 29er requires sharper head angle than 27.5 inch counterparts. Most everyone is looking for a new bike that is between 27.5 and 29 inch wheels.

A mountain biker shows his first experiment between 27.5 and 29er wheels at 2:07. The advantages of 29ers are larger wheel that could do a larger contact patch. It will have more grip on cornering, braking, and climbing. It also reduces the angle of attack when moving over an obstacles. 29ers is benefit for both beginners and experts.

“There was just one standard mountain bike wheel size: 26”. Then, the 29” wheel was introduced and eventually also the 27.5” wheel size.” – Rotor Bikes Components

Genius comparing between 29er and 27.5 wheels at 4:46. The advantages of 27.5 are more responsive handling feel. The smaller the diameter the more room to shorten chainstays especially on long travel bikes. Shorter chainstays gives a greater pitch stability. 27.5 size wheels are more stiffer and lighter.

“As with so many aspects of mountain biking, it depends where you ride — if rocky, fast or trail centre trails are your stomping ground then Plus could be more. Muddy, picky and slippery? 29er would be our choice.” – Jamie Darlow

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