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Explain the specifications and features of mountain bikes in detail

The English name of the ground bike is mountain bike, abbreviated as MTB, which originated in the United States. The mainstream mountain bikes on the market today are divided into three sizes: 26 inches, 27.5 inches (also known as 650b) and 29 inches. These specifications refer to the diameter of the tire installed rather than the diameter of the rim that we generally think of. Among them, 26 inches is a more traditional specification. Although many manufacturers are now vigorously promoting 27.5-inch wheel diameter mountain bikes, but 26 inches It has not been completely abandoned by major manufacturers.


The most common mountain bike with the largest wheel diameter is 29 inches. The oversized wheel diameter can more easily deal with some potholes in the mountain off-road, and can even calmly roll some smaller soil and rocks. It has a greater advantage in light off-road (xc) riding, that is, the so-called strong passability. However, while mountain bikes with larger wheel diameters have strong passability, they are also heavier than mountain bikes with smaller wheel diameters, and their handling performance is not as good as that of mountain bikes with small wheel diameters.

The 27.5-inch wheel diameter is a mountain bike specification configuration that has only become popular in recent years. It is between 26 inches and 29 inches, so it takes into account the good handling and passability required by mountain bikes off-road. The recommended reason given in the promotional posters of some sellers is that the 27.5-inch body is relatively large and bulky compared to the 29-inch body, which is more suitable for Asian bodies. This 27.5-inch mountain bike is commonly used in recreational riding, trail riding and off-road riding environments, and is currently the mainstream specification for entry-level mountain bikes.

And we all know that traditional mountain bikes are basically 26 inches, which have been popular for many years. With the emergence and rise of 27.5-inch mountain bikes, 26-inch mountain bikes are only available in low-end and mid-end models below the entry level. . But we can't say that the rise of 27.5-inch mountain bikes means that 26-inch mountain bikes with traditional specifications are useless. On the contrary, 26-inch mountain bikes are still very suitable for mass riding choices, and they are also more suitable for shorter people, especially some who like to ride female friends.

Due to its smaller wheel diameter and frame, the 26-inch mountain bike has better handling performance, is more nimble, and is suitable for shuttle and storage in crowded cities. Compared with 27.5 and 29-inch mountain bikes with large wheel diameter Good acceleration ability, quicker and easier start, and a lower center of gravity due to its smaller body and wheel diameter, so the cornering is smoother and more flexible.

Personally, if you dont love off-roading or need to ride on uneven roads all the year round, a 26-inch mountain bike is still a good choice, and it is also more suitable for urban commuting. That is, the accessories used in 26-inch traditional mountain bikes are much more cost-effective than 27.5 and 29-inch mountain bike accessories, so the cost is lower.

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