Hello, anybody out there?
Thanks, that's very helpful!Ok, i'll bite. I'm 6'1" and in the 205# range.
I have a steel hard tail running 27.5 x 2.8 rekons and a 150F/140R 29er running 29 x 2.6F 29 x 2.4R tires.
I am absolutely faster on the 29er, but I find my self riding the hard tail more. My steel hard tail feels more like an adult BMX to me. I will be trying 29 x 2.8 this year, so I can't comment on that setup yet. I ride fat bikes a lot also, so I am generally leaning to the wider is better crowd.
Nice! I did this similar with my Krampus. Thou I went with 27.5 x 3.0 in the rear to keep it closer to 29 diameter. On front I agree as well I went from 29X3.0 to 29.2.8 to drop some weight and also did not notice much difference once I got my tire pressure dialed in.This is a fun bike.
29x3 and 27.5x2.8 in this pic. I have a cushcore plus in the rear.
Have since put on a 29x2.8 front to drop 350g and try something new. Not too many miles on the slightly smaller front but seems pretty comparable. Have heard the Maxxis runs a bit small.
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Thanks. I am recommending to him the 2021 Commentcal Meta HT AM Essential. It's 27.5+ x 2.8 front & rear with a Yari fork and dropper post for $1999.00. Seems like a great value for a first bike that will handle the dry washes, dirt roads, and some trail riding.Last year i was on 27.5 and i did 2 months on 2.6, than 2.8 than 3.0.
This is a great size, depending on the season you have a lot of tires to choose from.
I would vote for that HT option. Now i am happy on 29 but i went from medium
frame to small so it is not a fair comparaison. I wish there were more 29x2.8.
Very nice option. Good fork and components for the money on that one, too. It's about $450 more though, and shipping is bound to be more coming from Canada to the southwest US (quoted shipping for the Meta HT is $149).@Chris2fur, dont forget to go check out the RSD Sergeant.
Besides roller over(& lesser extent speed) how would 29x2.6 be better than 27.5x2.8? I'm asking this as someone who just sold a Beyond+ in a 27.5x2.8 setup & is currently having a Sherpa in 29x2.6 built up.29x3 if your frame can handle it. If not, The 29x2.6 is still better than the 27.5x2.8
There are a ton of factors that come into play.Besides roller(& lesser extend speed) over how would 29x2.6 be better than 27.5x2.8? I'm asking this as someone who just sold a Beyond+ in a 27.5x2.8 setup & is currently having a Sherpa in 29x2.6 built up.
There are a ton of factors that come into play.
A general rule is a wider tire is slower, we all know the difference between a 23/25mm
and a 4.8. But on the other side some are fasters on a plus tire because they have more comfidence.