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Oct. 9, 2013, 9:54 a.m. -  Johnny Laroux

#!markdown Great article. I look forward to further updates! It's so nice to see an article like this about the dreaded wheel size debate where the standard comment is "29ers suck" or "29ers are gay" like is so common on another popular bike forum, who's name shall not be mentioned. This kind of unbiased information that isn't based on marketing, or someones perceived idea that 27.5 and 29″ bikes even though they have never ridden one, is very refreshing. Keep it coming! I'm 6'4″, and recently bought a Trance X29 after going through a slew of 26″ trail and All Mountain bikes. For my size and riding style, it is the first bike that I have actually felt fit me. To me, it feels right. Sure it's got it's negative aspects, but so do the other wheel sizes. I think what it comes down to is the right balance of pros vs. cons for each individual rider. I would never tell someone they shouldn't ride a certain wheel size based on my own opinions or experiences. My son also rides a 29er for trails, and hucks it and jumps stuff that the nay-sayers will tell you it can't do, but he has a skill set that allows him to ride any bike well. That being said…I still love my 26″ DH bike, as it is the right tool for the job. In the end, I still say its the rider…not the bike.

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