27.5“ full suspension mountain bikes
27.5" inch wheels probably wouldn’t have established themselves throughout the entire bike industry quite so quickly if it weren’t for the development of full suspension bikes. Although the smooth rolling behaviour of 29" wheels gave them great appeal, the combination of large wheels and longer-travel suspension at the rear posed enormous technical challenges (especially for medium and smaller frame sizes). The somewhat smaller and stiffer 27.5" wheels proved to be just the right medium to marry sporty riding behaviour with plenty of travel for almost all applications. You'll find 27.5" full suspension models for cross country racing, trail and all-mountain riding and even downhill World Cup races.