Giant Bicycles have announced intentions for a 36” inch wheel mountain bike in a release sure to divide opinion.
The move comes after the 29” inch wheel bike has been widely accepted in the MTB community in the past few years, and Giant have embraced the bigger is better motto to get one step ahead of the rest of the field and be the first to drop a wheel size that matches their company name.
Team spokesperson Hugh Gwyheel said: “It was only a matter of time until someone in the industry took the next step, so why not us?
“The 36 inch wheels will offer a smoother ride, a lower centre of gravity for the rider and a more maintainable top speed on the trails. It’s the natural next step.”