So in the end, the times were pretty much bang on.
and for me at least I don't time my rides. I like to have fun and ride strong. I found the bigger wheel more efficient over rough ground which is why I got the 650B bike when I bought a new bike.
I also ran the biggest tires on my 26er that I could reasonably get away with [2.4" Trail Kings].
and I bought a new bike because my 26er was entering year #6 and I wanted a change…..not because I had to have a 650B bike and 26" wheels didn't work. ;)
I have owned a variety of 29ers as well and was thinking about a 29er for my new FS bike, but the tweener wheel size won out.
I'd have no heartache riding a 26er or a 29er for another 5yrs as long as I could pick a bike that best suited my needs in either wheel size.
Back to Enduro - I see Jerome won in Chile…is he riding 650B now or is he still on a 26er? I saw Cannondale had a 650B enduro race bike in the works.