Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine

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Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes

Sponsored Features case anyone Giant’s commitment 27.5-inch wheels. spokesmen offered few choice during the launch of brand’s 2014 which features new 27.5 Perhaps the telling was memorable line Andrew Juskaitis, global product manager: “27.5 the future off-road.” He talking about long-travel bikes, women’s bikes; was referring all mountain . Giant one of last companies embrace 29-inch and it’s that the doesn’t want miss the this time

The world’s bike manufacturer become a evangelist. In so it moving away 26-inch and models. “ is the decision in company’s history,” said. The mountain bike features eight platforms built 27.5-inch wheels another four women.

Included the new are redesigned of popular and Anthem as well the XTC and the Talon. The Anthem and bikes will sold with or aluminum The Trance builds the frame platform a bike for aggressive riding and racing.

Each of models are with several packages, totaling 30 bikes. comparison, Giant’s mountain bike includes just 29ers and five bikes 26-inch wheels. 100mm-travel Anthem features a front triangle aluminum rear. Orness) Giant’s move to wheels comes three years testing and which led company to that the size is the best for most

Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes

The Case 27.5 At launch of 2014 bikes Deer Valley, Giant provided results of studies: * else being a 27.5-inch is 5 heavier than 26-inch wheel, 7 percent than a . * 27.5-inch angle of is 4 better than 26-inch wheel. 29er’s angle attack is 2 percent than a * Comparing rates (or of inertia), wheels are percent slower 26-inch wheels. with 29-inch are 2.1 slower than wheels. * contact patch 27.5 wheels 2cm larger on 26-inch

The patch only larger 29ers than 27.5 wheels. is the company we of currently that bigger have larger patches; most state larger have longer narrower contact than a wheel, but the total area does increase with larger wheel.) also studied wheel size other parts the bike, geometry and stiffness. They that frames around 27.5 are two less stiff those for wheels, but percent stiffer 29er frames. research also that compared 29er wheels, slightly smaller wheels can reduce stem heights, create issues

with toe and lead frame geometry better fits riders.

Giant’s off-road category manager, Dana, said part on 27.5 frames designed exclusively the wheel carryover models the Trance Anthem don’t any parts 29er versions those bikes.

Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes
Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes
Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes
Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes
Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes
Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes
Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes
Giant Unveils 2014 Mountain Bikes with 27.5 Wheels | Bicycling Magazine giant mountain bike bikes

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