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Old 07-27-2013, 05:37 AM
eastcheap eastcheap is offline
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Originally Posted by casdave View Post
A well designed suspension set up does mitigate the issues that smaller wheeled machines run into when facing rough terrain, but its a fact that larger wheels handle rough ground better.
Of course, suspension setups introduce their own inefficiencies as well. All else being equal (which it isn't, but let's pretend), a bigger wheel is better.

Personally, I think it's a lot more likely that the manufacturers just want to standardize on 700c rims to save money.