Trek 27.5 Plus Mountain Bikes
What is a Mid-Fat? 27.5 Plus (aka mid-fat) is a tire size relatively new to mountain biking. A traditional mountain bike tire measures between 2" and 2.6" with wider tires becoming increasingly more popular. A fat bike tire measures between 3.5" and 5". Mid-fats were introduced as happy medium option that provides impressive traction without the added weight and friction of a full fat tire. 27.5 Plus is commonly found on entry-level hardtail mountain bikes, adventure bikes, and burly full-suspension trail bikes.
Who is it for? Mid-fats are an excellent option for aspiring mountain bikers looking for a fun, affordable hardtail that's tough enough to handle techy single-track trails. One of the most noticeable benefits is the amazing traction that comes with low tire pressure and a wide footprint. Riders who are more interested pedalling where others are pushing and less concerned with overall speed will want to take a look at 27.5 Plus.
Want a faster rolling wheels? Check out Trek 29er Mountain Bikes.
Want even more traction for four-season off-road freedom? Check out Trek Fat Bikes.
Want to learn more about Trek mountain bikes? Head back to our Trek Brand Guide.