Battle of the Hardtails! | 27.5” Vs. 29” Wheels

Published on May 21st 2023


One of the most common MTB questions is: Which wheel size is best? With Anna riding a 27.5" hardtail and Blake riding a 29" hardtail, we thought it would be a good idea to put them up against the clock on both bikes to see which size came out on top! ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Intro 0:59 - The bikes! 3:00 - Flow trail 8:02 - Tech descent 12:59 - Tech climb 16:26 - Conclusions Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ 👉 Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing 👉 Watch Shorts on GMBN 👉 Latest Offers In Our Shop! 👉 Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival 👉 Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Sign-up to our newsletter 👉 Which hardtail would you choose? Anna's 27.5" or Blake's 29"? Let us know 👇 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 Watch Neil & Blake's Hardtail Hacks 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show 👉 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Wanna Kno - Felix Johansson Carne Sweet Escape - Aiyo Sawtooths - Ruzer JET LAG - Fasion Come 2gether - Ooyy Brap! - Ballpoint 4 Malcolm - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Wahoo: Komoot: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - GMBN auf Deutsch - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -