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    Your Opinion on 650b/27.5"

    Whats your personal opinions on the 650b performance. ive read its the best of both worlds, between the 26 and 29. ive also heard its a little difference compared to the 26.

    Gimme your 2 cents

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    Nice wheelie.

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    Don't mean to sound like an @ss but scroll down a little...

    what do you guys think of 27.5 wheels?

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    A lot of similar posts on this thread. I think it is the best of both worlds, but you'll hear some saying that it just can't be.

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    Had a 26" went to 29" for two years and loved it until riding the Devinci troy 27.5.
    I do believe I found a happy place, it does depend on your riding style and what you are looking to gain from switching. For me it was getting a more playful bike.

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    My opinion is that a lot of people ask for opinions on 650b.

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    "It was the best of both worlds, it was the worst of both worlds" - Charles Dickens, from "A Tale of Two Wheel Sizes".

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    Worse still, my 26" hardtail is less maneuverable and harder to steer than my 27.5 FS bike.
    There is a little bit of design and intended use overlap that fits into the equation too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElvisVelo View Post
    Worse still, my 26" hardtail is less maneuverable and harder to steer than my 27.5 FS bike.
    There is a little bit of design and intended use overlap that fits into the equation too.
    Yes. Plenty of posts where people compare different bikes when wheel size is one of the least significant differences between them.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy f View Post
    Yes. Plenty of posts where people compare different bikes when wheel size is one of the least significant differences between them.
    Least?....
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Least?....
    When people compare two bikes with a 3 degree difference in head angle (among other geometry differences) in addition to having different wheel sizes, absolutely. Much of the talk about wheel size here is hyperbole. Yes, the differences are easily noticeable but they are also routinely exaggerated. The same is true of discussions about different tires, handlebar width, etc.
    The glass is twice as large as it needs to be

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