DH wheels are going big in 2014

Some spy shots floating across the web today:

Kiwi Brook MacDonald posted this pic on Instagram of his 27.5 Trek Session that he’ll be racing at the New Zealand National Championships tomorrow:

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Meanwhile, Kevin Aiello was spotted in Bootleg Canyon, Nevada, with this 29er KHS prototype at the Mob ‘N’ Mojave race. Aiello raced a 27.5 downhill bike in 2013, so the only way to go was bigger.

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Will the bigger wheels lead to faster times this summer? We’ll have to wait and see. My guess is there will be several 27.5 DH bikes at Sea Otter and nearly every major brand will have one by Interbike.