Mtn Bike - 27.5" or 29" wheels??

Discussion in 'Fitness And Well-Being' started by Colo MMJ, Feb 7, 2018.

    Colo MMJ

    Colo MMJ Well-Known Member

    I have ridden both types and I find 29" kind of weird. It would be a 21" frame for about 6'2" height. I am not sure which to choose??

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    I just got a 27.5 plus bike. Salsa timberjack. 2.8” x27.5 tires. I was skeptical about the heavier wheels and tires feeling sluggish but the bike is nimble and climbs great.

    I have not gone tubeless yet but it is set up for it.

    With the almost same diameter as a 29er and the higher colume the tires can be run very low pressure. They conform better to the texture of the trail and roll over everything.

    I think it’s more about the frame than the wheel size a lot though. The timberjack has modern trail geometry with a 68 degree head tube angle and short chainstays with a longer top tube. Nice wide bars and a relatively short stem.

    So different than my old 2004 Gary fisher marlin. Besides the 26” wheels I mean.
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    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    Pic after messing around in the snow.


    It’s no fat bike but it was still fun. Way more traction and plush ride than the old 26er cross country bike.
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