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    Any Folks over 6 feet tall on 27.5?

    I purchased a Trek Roscoe 8 because it was affordable. I'm 6'3', and folks are telling me that I should have went for the Stash, even though it was $500 more. Because 29ers would be more enjoyable for a tall person. I've owned 3 29er's before this. But the Roscoe seems the best that I have rode in a long time

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    6"2', on a 27.5+, I find it perfect, never ridden a "plain" 27.5
    I reckon frame size is more important that wheel size anyway


    EDIT: sorry just looked the Roscoe up, it is a 27.5+ from what I saw
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    I ride a 27.5+ salsa timberjack at 6 foot I find it perfect

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    It sounds like you are enjoying the bike. As mentioned frame size is what matters.

    I've seen kids riding 29ers.
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    I'm 6'3 and on a regular 27.5 XC/light trail hardtail.

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    6' 3" behemoth reporting in here.

    I've ridden a commencal 27.5 full suspension Enduro, an evil 29 full suspension Enduro, and my recent cheap Nishiki 27.5+ hard tail bigbox bike.

    It's all about frame size, not wheel size. Hell, I've ridden a few older 26 bikes that felt pretty good!

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    6'4" ride an XL Diamondback Release 5C. I don't have any issues and quite like it. If your comfortable on what your riding, aren't feeling limited or held back, then ride what works for you and ignore the hens.
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    6'4 on an XL 27.5 Kona Process 153. Most people have not experienced it but an XL/XXL framed bike can feel huge compared to a 'normal' sized bike. Combine that with the trails I ride which are tight and technical vs fast and flowy so maneuverability is important to me. Not a huge difference but I chose the 27.5 over the 29 which was a great choice for my terrain. If trails in my area had faster/more open terrain I would have gone with a 29.
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    6'2" on an XL Pivot Firebird. I wouldn't go to a 29er unless I wanted to race.

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    6'3" and I ride both wheel sizes, its all about frame size in my opinion...if you are comfortable on the bike then the wheel size is a small difference in feel that you notice in certain situations. If you are happy with your bike then don't worry too much about others opinions!

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    Any Folks over 6 feet tall on 27.5?

    I’m 6’1” and I’ve tried all wheel sizes from 26” to 29” including + bikes and 27.5 is the best for mein fact all my bikes are 650b
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    6'-1". I ride a 27.5 Django. Love the bike. I have had a bunch of 26" and 29" bikes. Geometry is way more important than wheel size.

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    just shy of 6'2" and ride a 27.5+ Trek Roscoe & a 27.5 Giant Reign, feels good to me! PS, I've never ridden a 29er, so can't compare to that.
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    6'4" and on a Trek Remedy. I also have a 29" and love them both. The 27.5" bike is more agile and the 29" is faster and crushes the trail better.

    Generally I feel it comes down to the ride traits you're after and geometry trumps wheel size.

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    6'2" on a '16 devinci troy carbon, size xl, w/ 2.6 minion dhf / dhr2 rubber. Love it.

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    6'1.5" On both, only different I can feel is the 29er carries speed on flats longer. But the 27.5 is more agile while having more travel. I would take either since all the timing I have done the bikes are within a couple seconds of each other.

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    7 ft here...have had 26, 27.5, 29/27.5, 29, 29+, 26 fat. Definitely frame size and design is most important for me. I acclimate to each wheel size when I ride it. Overall, I do notice a significant preference for 29 and 29+, but those two are my favorite geo and best fitting frames by far (GG Smash and Waltworks 160mm FS).

    That said, I have a rippin’ good time on my 26 DH as well...

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    6'3" I'm strongly leaning towards getting a Trance advance 27.5 over the Trance 29 after riding both..

    I currently ride a Anthem X29er... but riding the Trance 27.5 was something of a revelation I really loved the agility / playfullness of the 27.5..

    I kinda feel like oh if your tall you'll prefer 29 is something short people say.. maybe you will maybe you won't you gotta try it out and see what works for you.

    100% for me the 27.5 trance was what I preferred over the 29 trance.

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    I have a Lenz Sport PBJ and have 2 wheel sets---the 29er and 27.5. When I'm on a group ride I put on the 29er just so I can keep up with the nerds. But on solo rides I bolt on the 27.5. Life goes slower, I enjoy the scenery and tight ST isnt that tight anymore. Plus the weirdos who think a 26er isnt that far from a 27.5 are wrong. The larger diameter wheels do so much better over rocks and such than a 26er wheel.

    As for your 27.5, they are terrific bikes for any size person, like many say its the frame not the wheel size for the human body. Speed is the issue for the debate, but mountain riders dont ride to hurry up and get there---we are not roadies.
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    Any Folks over 6 feet tall on 27.5?-45780925_2267693156783349_4493662958538194944_o.jpg

    6'3", 250 pounder here.

    I'm an "old school" rider and came from 26" tires- Finally stepped into the 21st century on a 27.5+ Haro Subvert last year, and it's a match made in heaven!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippymtnbkr View Post
    I purchased a Trek Roscoe 8 because it was affordable. I'm 6'3', and folks are telling me that I should have went for the Stash, even though it was $500 more. Because 29ers would be more enjoyable for a tall person. I've owned 3 29er's before this. But the Roscoe seems the best that I have rode in a long time
    We were all the same height before 29'ers or 27.5's were out and rode 26 inch wheels. 29'er and tall people yes it's a better situation but it'd also a rubbish statement saying you're better on this or that. I almost bought a Roscoe in the spring but waited and bought a FS instead. Besides a 27.5 +, as what a Roscoe is, is practically the same tire height as a 29'er. If you enjoy the bike, ride it.

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    I think wheel size makes less of a difference than people make it out to be. The type of tire, tire width, and how the tire is setup probably makes more of a difference than the wheel size itself. Lol...I'm willing to bet that confirmation bias plays more of a role than the actual wheel size.

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    I think the only question you should be asking yourself is whether you enjoy riding the bike or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    have 2 wheel sets---the 29er and 27.5
    Me, too.
    29x2.6" (Plus Minus)
    27.5x3" (Plus)
    The different wheelsets make the bike handle quite differently (Guerrilla Gravity Smash). I'm 6'2".

    Quote Originally Posted by JonJones View Post
    Generally I feel it comes down to the ride traits you're after and geometry trumps wheel size.
    I agree. That said, personally if I could only keep one wheelset, it'd be the 29er wheels.
    I'd really like to try 29+.
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    I thought 27.5+ was more like 29" than true 27.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerC View Post
    I thought 27.5+ was more like 29" than true 27.5.
    Close, but not really. My 27.5x3" wheels/tires position my BB about 3/8" lower than my 29x2.6" wheels/tires do. A difference that feels significant from the saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Close, but not really. My 27.5x3" wheels/tires position my BB about 3/8" lower than my 29x2.6" wheels/tires do. A difference that feels significant from the saddle.
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    29x2.6 are massive too. I bet a 29x2.3 is about the same size as your 27.5x2.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    6"2', on a 27.5+, I find it perfect, never ridden a "plain" 27.5
    I reckon frame size is more important that wheel size anyway


    EDIT: sorry just looked the Roscoe up, it is a 27.5+ from what I saw
    Got 3x 27.5, Ritchey P-650b, Ritchey Timberwolf & Scott Spark 700RC all in 19" sized frames. It's more than frame size its also stem length/handlebar width etc and setup for the use.

    P-650b 110mm Enve stem& Enve XC 20mm rider bar=rigid XC bike
    Timberwolf 55mm Enve stem & Enve 780 DHR 20mm riser bar= Playful HT
    700RC 80mm Easton EC90 stem & Enve 780DHR 20mm riser bar= XC race bike.

    My other 4 bikes are 26" wheels but still 19" sized frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerC View Post
    29x2.6 are massive too. I bet a 29x2.3 is about the same size as your 27.5x2.3.
    I have 29x 2.6 tires on my bike and from top of the tire to the foot print on the floor measures a hair under 30 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1 View Post
    I have 29x 2.6 tires on my bike and from top of the tire to the foot print on the floor measures a hair under 30 inches
    Many of the boost frames are offered with 2.3x29 tire clearance or 3.0x27.5 tire clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerC View Post
    Many of the boost frames are offered with 2.3x29 tire clearance or 3.0x27.5 tire clearance.
    mine is boost 29'er.. can easily throw a 3.0 in there tons of room, but no use for that big of a tire.

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    I like being able to swap stuff between bikes so all 29er’s for this fella (just shy of 6’1”).

    No desire to go 650b (or boost for that matter).





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