I have the privilege, since the summer, of having access to the 3 most common mountain bike wheel sizes, 26”, 27.5” and 29”. My son wasn’t using his Trek Fuel EX8 so I brought it home when we last visited. It has 29” wheels and is a 2014 model. Moving it around, in the garage … Continue reading Riding on big wheels again.
On my last 2 rides I used bikes with 29” then 27.5” wheels. For comparison, today, I chose to ride one of my classic mountain bikes which has old school 26” wheels. This is the wheel size used in the embryonic Californian scene which developed into mountain biking as we now know it. I rode … Continue reading 26 inch wheels.
After my last ride on a Trek Fuel EX8 full suspension mountain bike with 29” wheels it would have been good to gain some more familiarity with the larger wheel size. Unfortunately the bike in question has badly worn rear wheel bearings which are preventing the gears from engaging easily. So today I chose to … Continue reading 27.5 inch wheels
My own 4 bikes consist of 3 classic mountain bikes with old school 26" wheels and one more modern bike with 27.5" wheels. In the last century you had no choice. If you wanted an MTB you were getting 26" wheels but in 1999 the first 29" tires for off road use became available. It … Continue reading 29 inch wheels.