Sean McCoy (on the 27.5-incher) leads Doug Barnett (in blue, on the 29er) and Cody Phillips (on the 26er) in our "Wheel-to Wheel Grudge Match" from our March 2012 issue. In it, we compared three steel hardtails (all made by Jamis) using the three different wheel sizes so we could evaluate their performance on a variety of trails. Read the shootout and watch the video by clicking here.
Very few companies were making the 27.5 size when we did the test, but that has changed dramatically since then.
Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action