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26x4.5 vs 27.5x4.5?

Old 02-17-20, 07:45 AM
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26x4.5 vs 27.5x4.5?

The title pretty much says it all. Please only answer if you have ridden bikes with both tires. I have already performed all of the speculation myself, so I am looking for real world experiences.

What are the pros / cons to each size, which do you prefer, and why?
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Old 10-29-20, 01:53 AM
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i can not answer sorry. but i ride 26er tire always.
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I've ridden both. With a tire that large, there are no pros or cons to either and I don't have a preference. There is so little difference in the tire size that it really doesn't matter as far as ride characteristics or float.

The fat bike industry was starting to get stale, so they invented 27.5 fat to make you think it's the next best thing so that you sell your current 26' fat bike and upgrade to the much betterer 27.5 fat bike. Some people fell for it. Others can read between the lines.

With that said...It appears there is a slight movement by the major players in the fat bike industry towards the 27.5 fat.
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