Putting some science into the wheel size debate.
Everybody has a preferred wheel size that they think is best, and anyone who rides something different does because they aren’t as clever. In the cross-country race world, 29” wheels are by and large the dominant wheel size. The rationale for 29” wheels has been that the larger diameter improves roll-over and small trail bump absorption, improving contact with the ground - leading to an increase in speed. In addition, it has been proposed by the cycling industry that the larg