Old 12-09-20, 04:31 AM
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Would I notice a difference going from 27.5" to 29"?

I've seen lots of reviews and arguing about what's best, but this question is aimed for towards me.

I'm 5'11", 90kg/200lbs and a pretty novice/unfit/unadventurous cyclists who mostly deals with tracks rather than anything too technical.

I'm looking at (completely unnecessarily) upgrading my current bike (Carerra Vulcan) which is a 27.5" after having 26" bikes in the past, and it felt huge (the frame is bigger too), to a 1x drivetrain with remote lockout for the front suspension.

I've (temporarily) narrowed it down to 2 bikes:
Rockrider ST 900 - 27.5" tyres, 120mm travel, 32-11/46 microshift - 599
Rockrider XC 100 - 29" tyres, 100mm travel, 34-11/50 SRAM Eagle - 849

Would I be likely to notice enough difference going up to the XC 100 to justify the extra 250?
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