designer for a mid sized bike brand reporting in>>1334985
your an idiot>>1334873
OP is right on the money>>1334900
27.5 was "made" over 2 days at the taipei bike week.
I actually was there.
I also actually think they're a good concept.
29 is just aswell and the now starting trend of mullet bikes aswell.
for the sport to evolve everything should be criticaly examined and questioned.
the problem is that innovations like new wheelsizes are maybe 20% about evolving the sport and 80% about evolving allready fat wallets.
neither 26" nor 650b nor 28"/29" have ever been reaserched.
those sizes are 100% arbitrary.>>1335006
you are allmost very correct.
gemoetry is not about how a bike fits but how a bike handles. how a bike fits is an inportant factor in this.>What is best depends on your needs.
that's right on the money.
but then why are roadbike so insanlely samey ?
why do we not stray from a 73° headangle for pure bred road bikes ?
why do we use 28 inch wheels ?
and since geometry should be about your personal needs, why do we adhere to UCI rules if most of us don't race UCI events.
i guess the answer is,
customers have no fucking clue what they need and buy whatever they are served.
the bike industry is a sluggish incestuos mess.
i still enjoy riding though.