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In theory, a smaller wheel is stronger than a bigger wheel if hub and rim section are the same. This is largely due to the length of the spoke and it's contributions to the stiffness/flex vs spoke braking force. Whether the difference between a 27.5 wheel and a 29 wheel is in of itself enough to mean a real world differe, I don't think so. I think a strongly ...


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No matter what the reviews say. No matter what anyone tells you. You need to ride this bike and decide for yourself if this bike does what you need it to do. According to Canyon's Spectral:ON spec sheet they are running: 27.5 X 2.5, 63-584 29 X 2.6, 66-622 From bikccalc.com Rear: Rim:650b/27.5 Tire:2.50 inch Rim (iso):584 Tire:63.50 Wheel diameter:711....


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Anybody has experience with different wheel sizes? You can look at the World Cup competition-level athletes running the "mullet" setup. Just use net search for "mullet bike" and "world cup". With a caution in regard to limited statistics we have now (UCI has allowed different wheel diameters to be used on sanctioned events relatively recently), what I can ...


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Answer: Its all about risk (for you) and liability (for the maker/seller) A bike rated at for a X kilos will not suddenly fail at X+1 kilos. However beyond this point, the likelihood of load spikes increases, so the whole bike suffers and deteriorates faster even if you only ever ride in steady state. This might be known as the "knee/elbow" of a ...


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27.5x2.8 and 29x2.4 have approximately the same outside diameter of the inflated tire. Same with 27.5x3 and 29x2.5-6ish. All 27+ bikes can run 29; it's implicit whether they're marketed as such or not, although many are. In the other direction, bikes presented as native 29, there may not be enough side clearance for a 27+. Older 29ers would typically not ...


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Scott Genius, Ransom and Gambler are designed to be used with either 29" or 27.5" wheels. ONE FRAME TWO WHEEL SIZES With our mountain bikes, we try to achieve ultimate versatility. These specific models can switch from 27.5" to 29" or from 24" to 26" wheels with nothing more than the flip of a chip. No need to change the fork, ...


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