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What Wheel Size / Frame type do you use most often?

  • 26"

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  • 29"

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I'm 5'7" tall, and I'm still pretty comfortable on 26" mountain bikes, although in some instances, 29ers are really nice, especially on more technical terrain. Haven't had much experience on 27.5" mountain bikes. How about you?
 

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By coincidence i have more 29ers than any other (all of them will take 27.5 Plus, and one will also take fat wheels/tyres) size

im 6 foot 1, my hight has zero bearing on wheel size of bike I pick has. Unless you are under 5', it shouldn't for anyone else either.

2x 27.5
1 29er that will take 27.5 plus if needed
1 27.5 plus that i have set up as a 29er (i don't like plus tyres)
1 fat bike, that i alternate between 29x2.4 and 26x4.8

All 'large', but all different geometry
 

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5'10"

29+ Surly Krampus is my only MTB

large frame, though in hindsight wish I had a medium
 

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5'7 on 29ers. I'm almost always in between sizes so I generally try to stick between 600-630mm ETT, less than 430mm ST, and 420-460mm reach. Stem length adjusted for longer bikes. So sizing can be different on each brand and type of bike. I find that these specific ranges in geometry to fit me the best.
 

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I prefer 27.5. Nothing to do with my height, but all about how nimble/poppy the bike feels, and how I can toss it around when I need or want to. But... that has more to do with the over all design of the bike than just it's wheel diameter.
 

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6'2" on an XL Megatower with 29" and an L Surly Karate Monkey with 2 wheelsets, one 29" for commuting / gravel / mild single track and one set of 27.5+ for general hooliganism.
 

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I frequently ride 26x4+, but I do more mileage on my 29er. Both are hardtail MTBs, and often rigid. I'm 6'-3".
The fatty can run 29+, but that is just once in awhile bikepacking dabbling.

-F
 

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5'8"
Medium 2016 Stumpjumper FSR 29er

5'8"
Medium 2019 Chameleon 27.5+

The two above are nearly identically sized (overall), within millimeters wheelbase and height.

5'8"
Medium 2000 Stumpjumper 26".

The 26" Stumpy feels like a small frame (I'm pretty sure it's Medium) with how compact the bikes were back then. I look too big for the bike in photos I've seen and I feel like I should be no bigger than I am for the bike (155lbs).

6' still on a 26" wheel, Large frame. Let the bodies hit the floor.
Somebody get 37 stitches as a result?
 

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5'11". Both my single speed and full sus were designed and built for me and are 26". They're around 18'5 ST but I really was after longs TT's when they were designed. Now that front coil forks are a thing again, I'll be picking up a 27.5 this summer.
 

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5" 7" on a medium with 29" wheel. I have a very small inseam so the frame might be a small by today's standards, it's a 17" frame.
 
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