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    Torn between 2019 fathoms

    So I'm torn between 2019 fathom1's
    29er or 27.5 .
    My friend who's quite the accomplished xc racer says 29 is the way to go. I was thinking the 27.5 would be more playful and suit my riding style . But then again I have a 2017 talon 3 which is a xc style geo that I do love my bike.
    Is there any 2019 fathom 1 owners that can chime in on their bikes and let me know how you like them and any dislikes?

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    You should really try to demo them both. Regarding playfulness - many (but not all) of the people I know who are smaller than me (I ride an XL, 6'4" 220lbs) feel like the smaller wheel IS more playful. Many (but not all) of the people I know who are my size feel like the larger wheel is no LESS playful, and certainly rolls faster. So some of how this works out for YOU will undoubtedly be a result of your personal experience and related to your size and strength, as that relates to your ability to throw the bike around.

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    I have 2018 fathom and is my first choice when going for a ride and it is a 27.5 but I am on the smaller size at 5"6. To me the fit just seemed better for my size when I tried both the 29 and 27.5 but everyone is different and you should give both a ride if possible.

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    So I tried them today but the shop only had large frames in both varieties I did like the 29er. I'll need to fine some mediums to test

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    i love my 19 Fathom1 27.5!! i'm still a newbie into MTB, i did few trails green/blue some rough terrain and so far i love this bike!! i tried my friend 29er and i didn't see much difference to be honnest.. a little bit on technical side but not much different, maybe i'm used more with my bike now, either 1 of them, you can't go wrong.. i found it's a nice bike to climp hills also i'm loving this sport so much now that i wish i would've got a full suspension instead hahaha since 2 of my friend ordered trance 2 29er.. can't wait try that this summer and compare

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