26″? 27.5″? 29″? Trek unravels the wheel size debate

26″? 27.5″? 29″? Trek unravels the wheel size debate


[Music] Trek has over 15 years of wheel size development experience more than anyone in the industry the current debate within mountain biking is between twenty nine and twenty seven point five which is best as a pioneer in wheel sizes we thought we’d share what we’ve learned to help simplify the conversation for cross-country riding where speed is the goal bigger wheels are faster rolling over obstacles and preserving momentum better than smaller wheels this is why you see most XC pros on 29s so get on the biggest wheel that fits for smaller riders challenge to fit comfortably on a 29er go to the next biggest wheel 27.5 for trail riding it’s all about choosing a wheel size to match your riding style if you want a confidence-inspiring ride and are more likely to roll over an obstacle than jump it go with the added stability of 29er x’ if you want a playful right go with 27.5 27.5 smaller wheels are easier to loft in the air and allow you to rapidly change direction so if you’re more likely to jump an obstacle go a 27.5 but remember wheel size is just one variable and the overall bike package regardless of which wheel size you choose trek delivers the best overall bike package for both twenty-seven point five and twenty-nine you