29er vs 26er

Pro's of 29er vs. 26er


  • Rolling resistance (by some 10%)
  • Bearing resistance and wear (by some 10%)
  • Tire wear (by at least 10%)
  • Roll-over stability climbing and descending
  • Overall comfort over a ride
  • Grip and cornering balance
  • Traction
  • Pinch-flat resistance


  • Weight (300-400g lighter on the complete hardtail bike, all else being equal)
  • Due to this weigth advantage : faster acceleration, by around 2%
  • Wheelies are easier, the front lifts more easily
  • Flickability in extremely tight corners (where walking would actually be faster)
  • Wheel stiffness, at least when using hubs of equal flange spacing

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