With mid-sized wheels, 27.5in (aka 650B) dual suspension mountain bikes are the most popular mountain bike category in Australia. BikeExchange Australia has a huge range of both new and used models to search and compare. To find out more about this new wave of mountain bike technology, browse down to the bottom of the page.
A dual suspension (or full suspension) mountain bike excels on rough trails, and in short allows for a more enjoyable, comfortable and controlled ride when the terrain is not flat and smooth. ‘27.5’ applies to the wheel size and is commonly also known as a ‘650B’. Traditionally most mountain bikes were either 26” or more recently 29”, however, a 27.5” sits roughly between the two. Essentially these benefits can be narrowed down to three points:
• Front and rear Suspension
• Overall handling and manoeuvrability greater than a 29er
• Sharper acceleration versus a 29er
• Handles terrain smoother and more efficiently than a 26”
• Better roll-over ability than a 26”
• Lighter than a 29er dual suspension
• Heavier than a hardtail mountain bike
A key aspect to know about 27.5 dual suspension mountain bikes is that they’re available to suit a variety of mountain bike disciplines. Whether you’re looking to do cross country racing, general trail riding, Enduro racing or even Downhill racing – there’s a 27.5 dual suspension bike purpose built for you.
Simply put, the length of suspension travel a bike offers is a strong indication of the type of riding it’s designed for. Typically, the longer the travel, the more focused it is on rewarding the descent and technical terrain.
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Dual Suspensions bikes are fast becoming the norm when it comes to mountain biking. Technologies such as suspension lockout systems, dropper seat posts and state of the art carbon frames are always advancing and becoming increasingly common.
Here at BikeExchange, we are home to a large majority of the brands that produce 27.5 dual suspension mountain bikes for consumers. Here are some of the most popular brands located on the BikeExchange online marketplace from all over Australia: