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Image courtesy of Bike Radar

Very interesting video and test results from Bike Radar.  Well worth a look.  I find some of it very revealing, even though I am no scientist.  One thing is that the scientific numbers by themselves did not point to a clear winner although they did state that the 29″er took less energy output for a given speed overall.  But in “practical terms”, meaning, ‘we actually rode them just like you and I do’, the 29″er was indeed faster.  Now there is always personal preference and terrain to consider, but still…

But, hey, we already knew 29″ers get it done and rapidly so.  Very interesting which wheel was the slowest overall.