The big players are gradually switching from 26-inch to 650B bikes for many reasons.
No doubt, 26-inch wheel size was comfortable for racers running on the trails but 650B brings extra comfort and bike control to the table.
Many amateur racers have expressed their views on how they felt when they first rode on a 650B. It’s addictive and makes you want to stick to it.
If we gander at the previous downhill seasons, we’ll know that many teams have been switching to 650Bs and prefer to use it more because there’s a commendable difference when it comes to performance and handling.