Mountain bike wheel size is one of the most hotly debated topics on the trails. If you’re new to the sport though, the whole subject can be quite confusing.
How can a couple of inches here and there make such a difference? Why does mountain bike wheel size matter so much? Well, there are actually quite a few reasons.
There are three sizes of wheel predominantly in use in mountain biking; 26 inch, 27.5 inch, often called 650B, and 29 inch, and put simply, the size of wheel you choose will alter everything from your riding position to your riding style and how you feel on the bike.
That’s why we’ve put together this easily digestible guide to everything you need to know before picking your wheel size, buying your first mountain bike and joining the argument.