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    trek session 29er will be available on October 2017

    A session 29er will be available on October 2017.

    According to accurate time measures made by Trek, the Session 29er is faster than the Session 27.5.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/riding...n-29-2017.html

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    We're going to see a whole mess of DH 29ers getting released around that time.
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    I wonder if people like me that want to go slower, can still get a 27.5 in a few years
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    Just in time for Bike Parks to shut down and winter to arrive.

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    It's not like their much faster so don't see the point. Danny Hart's time was only 1 second off last year who were on a 650b. Fair enough if the time differences were consistent and a lot larger I would like one, but they're not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    I wonder if people like me that want to go slower, can still get a 27.5 in a few years
    I have similar thoughts, most of the time at a DH resort I'm trying to go slower
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Fairy View Post
    It's not like their much faster so don't see the point. Danny Hart's time was only 1 second off last year who were on a 650b. Fair enough if the time differences were consistent and a lot larger I would like one, but they're not.

    so it's about the difference between 26 and 27? We couldn't jump on the 27 bandwagon fast enough, but 29 isn't enough faster to justify...
    (for what it's worth, I can't tell the difference when riding between 26 and 27 and I find the difference of 29 a lot more subtle than people say).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Fairy View Post
    It's not like their much faster so don't see the point. Danny Hart's time was only 1 second off last year who were on a 650b. Fair enough if the time differences were consistent and a lot larger I would like one, but they're not.
    Track was changed this year compared to last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Fairy View Post
    It's not like their much faster so don't see the point. Danny Hart's time was only 1 second off last year who were on a 650b. Fair enough if the time differences were consistent and a lot larger I would like one, but they're not.
    The course is different. However, for the pros 1 second could be the difference to winning and not being on the podium. Speed is everything for the pros.

    For amateurs it doesn't matter much but I have to say that the 29er wheel's good rollover ability is noticeable on really rocky rooty chop. For just brute speed the 29er is good but the 27.5 is definitely the more playful wheel size.

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    I'm stubborn. Why not just leave at at 26? Why not make it a rule that every racer must use 26 so that no one has an advantage? Ok, i'll make an exception and settle for 650bs so every racer must use 650bs. 29 is just ridiculous. I don't care for rolling easier...its downhill. Our sport is mountain biking. Its not supposed to be smooth.
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    I never understood the 27.5 standard. It's like it was something the whole industry pushed without much thought...like a big money grab. When I switched from 26 to 27.5 on my M9, the only 'real' difference I noticed was it carried speed a little better. Beyond that, they felt pretty much the same as my 26" wheels.

    29" though, that's a different story. When I switched to a 29 AM bike from my old 26er, the speed the bike carried over the rough terrain was much different. Pretty much in all aspects 29 is better than 26 for trail riding. Luckily some frame manufacturers are realizing 51mm fork offset is stupid and going down to 44-46mm. I love my 29er with 44mm offset.
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