From what I gather from people who have ridden a 27.5 (I haven't) the difference isn't all that striking...
- PinkBike has a good write-up about a test of 29, 27.5 and 26-inch wheels. Their conclusion: biking is all about fun and the 26" wheel delivers.
- I like how BikeMag comes out and says it in this article: there is that selling crap to the Euros (awesome).
Is the 27.5 thing just a phase? Is the industry tinkering, as some suggest? I'm all in favor of ideas, but wholly abandoning 26" wheels on all-mountain bikes and committing WAAAAY to much to wheel size propaganda isn't helpful! Remember the 29" craze (I owned two of those stupid bikes). Perhaps the wheel companies are the ones who truly know the matrix!??! Ever thought of that conspiracy theory?
So, in conclusion, this probably has something to do with ObamaCare shutting down the country and the Iranians taking over all the bike company board positions - dammit! But I'm staying true to my 26" wheelset until someone comes along, whome I know can shred complete gnar, and advocates unequivocally and religiously about 27.5 wheels, and then gives me a new carbon all-mountain bike, of course!
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