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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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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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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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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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