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    Specialized launches 27.5"

    Specialized us informed their Dealers today that they will launch 27.5" tyres:
    Fast trak, ground control, purgatory, butcher

    So a question of time when we will first bikes. They will concentrate on 29 though.

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    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
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    Its back to the future-- this is what happened with them and the 29, more or less. It will be interesting to see where their line-up finally sits in a few years 29 vs 27.5 vs 26.

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    26 will disappear and multiple models will be 27.5 and 29. Just a guess...

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    Well I plan on waiting to get a 27.5 stumpy after 26ers disappear. It will be awhile before they work out the kinks so a second or third gen stumpy will be in my future

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    27.5 Enduro would make me excited.

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    Sea otter!

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    My poor wife, just got a 29er HT S-works built today. Stuff probably won't be out until next season anyhow. At least something to really look forward to for the following year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    26 will disappear and multiple models will be 27.5 and 29. Just a guess...
    Enduro, Stumpy and probably Demo as per my LBS's confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briscoelab View Post
    My poor wife, just got a 29er HT S-works built today. Stuff probably won't be out until next season anyhow. At least something to really look forward to for the following year.
    HTs are still 29 land. Don't worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Specialized us informed their Dealers today that they will launch 27.5" tyres:
    Fast trak, ground control, purgatory, butcher

    So a question of time when we will first bikes. They will concentrate on 29 though.
    This is great news!

    Spec tires are my favorites. Biggest problem has been the frail casings, even on the Control versions. Now that they have the Grids I really excited.

    The Purg has been my favorite all-purpose trail tire. The GC is nice too, but doesn't have quite the bite the Purg does.

    Thanks for the info.

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    I won't change my 29er for nothing!!!!

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    A Stumpy 27.5 with 150mm of travel would be awesome.
    I like to hug trees at FULL SPEED!

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    Stumpy FSR 2015 27.5'' ? It would ride GAZILLION times better than it's 29er counterparts.
    I'm not sure I'm ready to drop the 29 wheel anyway,I'm leaning toward road bike more and more and when it comes to pure mtb fun with friends it's my goofy Stumpy FSR I grab a lot more than my Epic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Stumpy FSR 2015 27.5'' ? It would ride GAZILLION times better than it's 29er counterparts.
    I'm not sure I'm ready to drop the 29 wheel anyway,I'm leaning toward road bike more and more and when it comes to pure mtb fun with friends it's my goofy Stumpy FSR I grab a lot more than my Epic.
    Mmmh why should it ride better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Mmmh why should it ride better?
    Do you not understand GAZILLIONS!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by juan_speeder View Post
    Do you not understand GAZILLIONS!?
    Gazillion=much less?

    Otherwise it won't make sense

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    I'm glad they finally caved on the midsize trend. Too bad I already bought several schwalbes for my trail and dh bike. Oh well, when they wear out I'll pick up some butchers and maybe a purgatory

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    i guess they had to jump on the 27,5" train as Giant and Scott have already a 27,5" line up.
    Well shall be interesting to see a someone else said i won´t leave my 29er either no way too great of a bike.

    but Good news for those who want Specialized to make 27,5" bikes sooner or later they have to

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Mmmh why should it ride better?
    Do you have one ? The bike is a damn truck...
    '13 Stumpy fsr Elite 29 pimped
    '15 Tarmac Sworks

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    I"ll be happy when all this wheel size stuff settles down.





    If it ever will

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    There are advantages/disadvantages to small vs large wheels. And with everyone going larger that seems to be where MTB's are heading. Think about it though, maybe the it's all a ploy that the bike industry knew 30 years ago that larger wheels had more benefit than smaller wheels offroad. So they decided to start out with 26" way back when and in order to sell bikes they slowly migrated towards 29" wheels...hmmmm...Maybe 30 years from now we'll all be riding 26ers' again...

    Ride what works for you is all that matters...

    Anyhow, when I look to buy another MTB in 5 years maybe I'll go with a 27.5. LOL.

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    Specialized launches 27.5"

    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    27.5 Enduro would make me excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCMTB View Post
    There are advantages/disadvantages to small vs large wheels. And with everyone going larger that seems to be where MTB's are heading. Think about it though, maybe the it's all a ploy that the bike industry knew 30 years ago that larger wheels had more benefit than smaller wheels offroad. So they decided to start out with 26" way back when and in order to sell bikes they slowly migrated towards 29" wheels...hmmmm...Maybe 30 years from now we'll all be riding 26ers' again...

    Ride what works for you is all that matters...

    Anyhow, when I look to buy another MTB in 5 years maybe I'll go with a 27.5. LOL.
    We are all just sneeches looking for stars upon ours... Dr Suess can answer the real reason bike companies are introducing new wheel sizes.

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