27.5 vs. 29-inch wheels - understanding the differences

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Lance Branquinho

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born media professional who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his fascination with trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. Lance is an award-winning writer who has contributed to myriad piblications all over the world including Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect, MBR, Topgear, TopCar and Car magazine.


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29'er is 622mm, the same diameter as 700c as roadies use

There are 3 other sizes that badged  "26", 597mm being the once common 26x1 1/4" 

27.5" and 650B = 584 mm