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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by golgiaparatus, Jul 8, 2010.
Strongly considering one myself.
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You do realize we have an entire forum for 29ers, right? You might find some folks in there...
What are these other "forums" you speak of?
The food forum is fun. You get to watch people argue over what exactly is a "real" Mexican taco.
29'ers - a roadie's "mountain" bike
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.
Clearly it's a soft corn tortilla with pastor cilantro & onions. But back to the subject... who in the lounge rides 29ers?
Gotcha. Sounded like you were looking for some opinions on 29ers.
I would ride a 29er, buy one with my own money though isn't going to happen.
im sorry to hear
did you lose a bet?
Poll lacks bacon and Loco sucks options, FAIL.
You should get a 650b. I know were you can get some tires for cheap.
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.
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).
Where is the Only when it rolls over my dead body option ?
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.
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.
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".
you need an option for Both.
I would like to get the new Salsa El Mariachi for a 2nd bike/SS. Love the new color and dropouts.
do you have any opinions about the tampon holder in the downtube?
No I demo'd a 29er for about 2 hours on my local trails and it ruled.
demo saturday here:
i'm going "just to watch" someone on a rumblefish, of course
29'ers - worth considering for taller people
I love mine. Even after all the hootenany of getting my frame replaced. 26inch wheels are for kids bikes.
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.
Was it's name O'Doyle ?
I'm 6'1" and have no problem finding a normal mountain bike that fits.
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.
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?
I can answer that! Its only available in a Tijuana brothel and trust me you don't want it!
Yeah... 29r's They are right up there with Tijuana tacos, do not want!
Who cares what others think - ride it if you like it irregardless of what wheel size it has. If it works for you, that's all that matters.
Even those guys who ride recumbents think they are cool. To each their own...
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.
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.
anyone? No-one is going to leap on that?
I skipped 29 and went straight to 36.