Mixed Wheel Vs 29″ Mountain Bike Wheels | The Wheel Size Debate Still Continues

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It's been over 3 years since our last wheel size debate video, because...well, we thought it had been settled! But now a new question has arisen. How about mixed wheels? The new Orbea Rallon comes with a spare linkage in order to swap a 29er rear wheel out for a smaller 650b (or 27.5). But why would you want to do this? Is it faster? Is it more fun? How does it change the handling? Neil is putting in some laps at Bikepark Wales to find out. Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! https://gmbn.eu/2uC Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Submit your content to our uploader: https://upload.gmbn.com/ we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Yes, it seemed that for a moment there the bike industry had settled on making smaller size bikes with smaller wheels whilst reserving 27.5 wheels for fun, playful trail bikes. This left 29 inch wheels for race-driven disciplines like downhill, enduro and cross country. Want to go fast? Choose 29". Want to have fun? Go for 27.5". But now there's an option to have both 🤯 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 Join Rich as he tackles an EWS-E in the Tweed Valley: https://gmbn.eu/RichEWSE 📹 Watch our editors choice right here: https://gmbn.eu/EditorsChoice 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound Phogue - Felix Johansson Carne On The Knife - Future Joust On Point - Flat Theory #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling #mulletbikes #mixedwheel Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: http://gmbn.eu/GMBNShop 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 video 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: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Orbea Bikes: https://gmbn.eu/Orbea Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool POC helmets and eyewear: http://gmbn.eu/POCsports Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Dainese Protection: https://gmbn.eu/Dainese Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa e*thirteen: https://gmbn.eu/EThirteen Spank: https://gmbn.eu/Spank Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Muc-Off - https://gmbn.eu/Muc-Off Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot Worx Power Tools: https://gmbn.eu/Worx YouTube Channel - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNsubs Instagram - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNIG Facebook - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNFB Twitter - http://gmbn.eu/GMBNTW GMBN Shop - http://gmbn.eu/gmbnshop GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!

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