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How many of you run a 29er?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by golgiaparatus, Jul 8, 2010.

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Do you have a 29er

  1. Yes

    29.2%
  2. No

    58.3%
  3. Planning on it.

    12.5%
  1. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Strongly considering one myself.
     
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  2. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    You do realize we have an entire forum for 29ers, right? You might find some folks in there...
     
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  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    What are these other "forums" you speak of?
     
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  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    The food forum is fun. You get to watch people argue over what exactly is a "real" Mexican taco.
     
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  6. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    29'ers - a roadie's "mountain" bike
     
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  7. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    If I go in there and say... how many of you ride 29ers... they'll all say yes. Im curious out of a general cross section of bikers... how many ride big wheels and how many ride 26.
     
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  8. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Clearly it's a soft corn tortilla with pastor cilantro & onions. But back to the subject... who in the lounge rides 29ers?
     
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  9. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Gotcha. Sounded like you were looking for some opinions on 29ers.
     
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  10. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    I would ride a 29er, buy one with my own money though isn't going to happen.
     
  11. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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  12. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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  13. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    You should get a 650b. I know were you can get some tires for cheap.
     
  14. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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  15. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I can't say this is the golden ride, but my C/Dale Flash 29er 1 is pretty smoodooty.

    But I haven't ridden a 26er in a while. I have to jump on one to tell you the difference.

    Also, I really like the bike's features, but not necessarily the wheel size. I could be rolling on the 26 inch version and I would still dig it.
     
  16. Mike B.

    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    Currently have 3 29ers - a full rigid hardtail, a 3" travel FS and a 5.5" travel FS. Sold my last 26" frame just last week. However, I intend to pick up a new 26" FS at some point in the near future as it's hard to find a low & slack 29er and I'd add a 26" hardtail if I had a pump track (the condo hoa frowns up them).
     
  17. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Where is the Only when it rolls over my dead body option ?


    Fixed :)
     
  18. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    I ride both. I have a DH bike, Blur 4x trail bike, and a '10 Stumpjumper HT 29er. This is my second 29er in 3 years and I absolutely love it. As far as going out and riding as many miles as possible and getting a hell of a workout a HT 29er is awesome. Sure there are parts of the trail where I wish I had a 26" bike but those are usually few and far between. I'm certainly not saying 29ers are the savior of mountain biking, but I think having variety/choices is what is so appealing about cycling. There are countless different kinds of bikes for all different types of riding and terrain, they all have their own unique qualities and characteristics. As long as I'm out there riding I could care less what size wheels I'm on.
     
  19. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker Turbo Monkey

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    I might be picking up a Monocog 29r from a friend who is steadily getting out of cycling due to a back injury. Mostly I just want to add something different to the stable and maybe use it as a commuter/corner store runner.
     
  20. D.2

    D.2 Monkey

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    Definitely try the 29er. My wife just gave me a fully rigid ss 29er for an early bday present and I love it. I'm not getting rid of my FS 26er any time soon, but I am going to dump the 26er ss because it isn't as much fun as the 29er. Oh, and if you are wondering about 29ers and shorter people, don't. I am 5' 7".
     
  21. Colonel Angus

    Colonel Angus Monkey

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    you need an option for Both.
     
  22. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    I would like to get the new Salsa El Mariachi for a 2nd bike/SS. Love the new color and dropouts.
     
  23. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    do you have any opinions about the tampon holder in the downtube?





    fag
     
  24. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker Turbo Monkey

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    Wait...whut?

     
  25. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    No I demo'd a 29er for about 2 hours on my local trails and it ruled.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    29'ers - worth considering for taller people
     
  28. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I love mine. Even after all the hootenany of getting my frame replaced. 26inch wheels are for kids bikes.
    http://www.ninerbikes.com/
     
  29. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    I simply adore it. The svelte shape and anti-bounce technology keep my tampons ready to go at a moments notice. That the color matches perfectly with my favorite ensemble is icing on my queer little cake.
     
  30. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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  31. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I'm 6'1" and have no problem finding a normal mountain bike that fits.
     
  32. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I know some short people 5'8" ish... that hate 29er bikes. But I'm 6'... I thought it felt pretty awesome. And it hooked up and climbed the technical stuff like crazy.
     
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    Leppah Turbo Monkey

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    The weird thing is that i've been considering one that last two weeks. THere are a few local xc riders that I've seen on the Santa Cruz Tall Boy's. Those bikes look awesome. One of them had some killer Edge wheels. $$$$$$$
    I know a 29er rolls over things easier and has more traction, but supposedly they turn a little different. Why would you want to go back to a 26er if you have a 29er? Is it mostly for handling?
     
  34. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    I can answer that! Its only available in a Tijuana brothel and trust me you don't want it!:rofl:

    Yeah... 29r's They are right up there with Tijuana tacos, do not want!
     
  35. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Who cares what others think - ride it if you like it irregardless of what wheel size it has.:thumb: If it works for you, that's all that matters.
     
  36. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Even those guys who ride recumbents think they are cool. To each their own...
     
  37. disasterarea

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    would be interesting to know who has one because of their height/inside leg length too. Perhaps tall folks like 650b and/or 29" because they found that 26" was too small for them.
     
  38. j.les

    j.les Monkey

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    I got my 1st 29er this spring.

    I used to ride a lot of XC in the 80's and 90's. Then I got into DH, stunts, and jumps. My bikes got heavier as I got older and fatter. So I was in the market for a light XC rig, went with a 29er because I rode several of my friends', and really liked them.

    My ride is a Cannondale Flash 29er 2, and I love it.
     
  39. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    anyone? No-one is going to leap on that?
     
  40. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I skipped 29 and went straight to 36.