27.5" Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

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Understanding the 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike

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 gets rough. The name ‘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:

  1. Lighter weight than 29er wheel
  2. More rolling efficiency than a 26" wheel
  3. Better control in tight single trail than 29er
  4. Accelerates almost as fast a 26" and a lot faster than a 29er

Features of the 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike

• 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

Different types of 27.5 Dual Suspension mountain bikes

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.

Jump back to mountain bikes to see our useful mountain bike-type infographic.

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.

27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike Brands

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:

Cannondale 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Specialized 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Trek 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Focus 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Giant 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

GT 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Kona 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Merida 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Polygon 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Santa Cruz 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes

Scott 27.5 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes