With three new single speed bike builds in the Niner range this year, a lot of riders are probably asking, “why ride a single speed bike?” Indeed, we even ask ourselves what on earth is so awesome and so relevant about a bike with just one gear. Isn’t riding a single speed bike really difficult? And if you somehow manage to make it easier, don’t you end up making it skull-crushingly slow?
The answer to both of those questions is YES, most definitely!
Probably one of the hardest questions for mountain bikers of this generation has become “Which wheel size to choose?”. Trust me, I’ve been in this situation myself. To even get close to the answer, we must first discuss the main differences of 27.5 vs. the 29er.