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    Giant 275 ad in Bike Mag

    Ho Lee Carp!

    Did anyone else see the Giant ad in Bike? It has all kinds of numbers about why 275 is the radness. Overstatement of course, but still...

    Weight
    275 is 5% heavier than 26. 29 is 12% heavier.

    Angle of attack
    275 is 4 deg better than 26. 29 is 6 deg better. (Better should be in air quotes).

    Acceleration
    275 is 1.5% slower than 26. 29 is 3.6% slower.

    Control
    275 has 8cm contact patch vs 6cm for 26 and 9cm for 29.

    BB height
    275 is 2% higher than 26. 29 is 5% higher.

    Frame flex
    HT 275 is 2% greater than 26. 29 is 6% greater.
    BB 275 is 2% greater than 26. 29 is 5% greater.

    So, there you have it! Giant's numbers indicate that it is minimal bad for maximum good. An interesting and very German way to go about convincing people, but also very big-brained of them.

    At the very least, it is interesting to have something more than feel to talk about. And the 20th anniversary Bike issue is very worthwhile. Great issue.

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    I take it you haven't been following this thread for the last couple of weeks:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/650b-27-5/gia...th-869692.html

    Lots of discussion of these numbers. Interesting stuff for sure.

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    Wow. 5 pages.

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