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    650b or 29er

    Pretty simple. When it comes to mountain biking, would you rather ride around and hit jumps etc. On a 29er or a 27.5?
    Why?

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    Is "neither" an option?

    The new 559 EndurRAD size is clearly the best choice, and far superior to those old wheel sizes.

    Felt Bicycles Debuts New 559 EndurRAD Enduro Specific Wheelsize - Pinkbike

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    29er = Hybrid Bike.

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    Here we go again!!!

    Please save the inevitable argument that is sure to ensue and use the search function...it is your friend. This topic has been discussed ad nauseam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog View Post
    Is "neither" an option?

    The new 559 EndurRAD size is clearly the best choice, and far superior to those old wheel sizes.
    I had no idea this was an option. Thanks.
    The bicycle industry is pretty crazy right now with all of these new choices popping up.

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    Neither.

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    What about S-6? I feel that should be an option for those who think 29ers are too cumbersome, but 27.5's lack rollover ability....

    S-7 could really bring the snap back for those sick of those heavy 27.5's too.

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    Dunno i would go 24'' myself, it's the future, it's more flickable, faster acceleration ...

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    Re: 650b or 29er

    Quote Originally Posted by PotatoMTB View Post
    Pretty simple. When it comes to mountain biking, would you rather ride around and hit jumps etc. On a 29er or a 27.5?
    Why?
    If you're looking for a full-suspension, I would say it doesn't matter. Just make sure you got enough standover clearance and right fit (reach and stack height)

    If a hardtail, here's my recommendation:
    A) Find a 29er with enough standover clearance and geometry that fits you (reach and stack height). If you can find one, that's the right bike for you. Otherwise proceed to B below.

    B) Find a 650b hardtail with enough standover clearance and geometry that fits you. If you can find one, that's the right bike for you. Otherwise, proceed to C below.

    C) Find a 26er with enough standover clearance and geometry that fits you. I hope you find one. If not, I'm very sorry for you.
    What works for me may not work for you. What's best for you depends on many factors. We are different from each other.

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    Does wheel size really matter?

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    Wheel size is irrelevant, but what type of pedal you choose, now that's important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    Wheel size is irrelevant, but what type of pedal you choose, now that's important.
    With bigger tires must come bigger pedals. This will be the next push by the industry.

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    Pedal pushers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    Wheel size is irrelevant, but what type of pedal you choose, now that's important.
    Just wondering, but if OP adds an electric helper motor for riding around and hitting jumps, should he ride standard trails?

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    I vote for the 20 inch wheel size so you can have more of a challenge, more flickable, and you can catch some sweet air. All of this is dramatically amplified if you go SS too!
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    Don't even bother with a bike...off road rollerblades man. so flickable and light without all that bike to maneuver around.
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