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The 750d wheel size debate - is this gravel biking’s ‘29er’ moment?

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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.

4 comments

5 months 3 weeks ago

For goodness sake, what is the size in ETRTO standards?

Is it just 40x622 - or is it some godawful new standard for rim size that nobody will ever stock?

All this vague marketing talk of 29", 26", 29", it's just confusing, opaque, and completely unnecessary.

5 months 3 weeks ago

There is another issue. My gravel runs as a winter road bike or off-road and I have two sets of wheels to cater for that. Going 750d means having 2 bikes, not 1.5.

5 months 4 weeks ago

Its insanity.  The nichest of niches.  Just tolerate slightly wider tyres at 700c, or run inserts or try suspension.

6 months 5 min ago

The 750d wheel size debate - is this gravel biking’s ‘29er’ moment?

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