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    Is 29” the best option always in DH??

    Firstable sorry for my english...
    Recently y have seen the presentation of Intense factory Racing and the three of the rider are gonna ride 29”
    Presentación del nuevo Intense Factory Racing 2019 -

    Are definitely 27,5” out of the game of DH world cup?

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    Probably. It seems to offer a slight advantage.

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    As I remember, Pros that tested 27.5 vs 29 said they felt faster on the 27.5 but were actually faster on 29, so it seems most are switching to 29, though as jeremy3220 said, the effect is small.
    Do the math.

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    If you are physically small, a 27.5" is going to be a better choice. That's why my 5'4" wife is on a 27.5" trail bike for instance.

    However if she was 5" taller, or racing strictly XC, she'd be on a 29er.

    It's only a matter of time I suspect until someone slaps a 30-31" front tire on a bike combined with a 29" rear for even superior roll over ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suns_PSD View Post
    If you are physically small, a 27.5" is going to be a better choice. That's why my 5'4" wife is on a 27.5" trail bike for instance.

    However if she was 5" taller, or racing strictly XC, she'd be on a 29er.

    It's only a matter of time I suspect until someone slaps a 30-31" front tire on a bike combined with a 29" rear for even superior roll over ability.
    Mixed wheel size has been approved this year in DH so I think hink some of the shorter people are probably going to run mixed. The 29er in the rear on long travel will get buzzed if you're short.

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    In medium radius turns at high speed I have to slow down more on a 29er or my tires skid to the outside of the turn and I lose the speed either way. Then I have to pedal harder to get back up to speed. Going back to 27.5 fixed this. Your results will depend on your course.
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