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    UCI 2018 downhill champion 27.5

    What should that mean to someone buying a new bike? yet the XC champ rode a 29er hardtail.

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    Nothing...buy what feels good to you.


    also the Xc champ rode a 29 FS... scott spark mens, specialized epic womens.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    it means it's time to come here and start a useless debate..


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    Did he use both in 2018? I really admire the guy. https://marathonmtb.com/2018/05/22/b...s-scott-scale/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jupiter58 View Post
    Did he use both in 2018? I really admire the guy. https://marathonmtb.com/2018/05/22/b...s-scott-scale/
    He's won on both 27.5 and 29, which basically means he can win no matter the tire size. Though, he didn't switch to 29er until there was finally a 29er that suited him from reports.

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    well are we talking world champ or world cup series winner.
    nino rode both HT and FS (as did most people racing), rode the bike that suited the course. But he only rode HT only once this season IIRC.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    everyone knows 29ers are faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by nauc View Post
    everyone knows 29ers are faster
    Did he mean to say 'easier'? ha
    Ya DH has been dominated by 27.5, but things are changing. UCI is reportedly allowing mixed wheel sizes this year, and more importantly the teams are developing 29" bikes that work better than before.

    As for easy, after demoing a few 9rs (100mm up to 150) I haven't been on one yet that will change lines like my 27.5 140mm bike does. Or more accurately; I can't get them to flick around as well.
    oops I wasn't clipped in

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim c View Post
    Did he mean to say 'easier'? ha
    Ya DH has been dominated by 27.5, but things are changing. UCI is reportedly allowing mixed wheel sizes this year, and more importantly the teams are developing 29" bikes that work better than before.

    As for easy, after demoing a few 9rs (100mm up to 150) I haven't been on one yet that will change lines like my 27.5 140mm bike does. Or more accurately; I can't get them to flick around as well.
    I agree completely, thanks for your input.

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