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Not exactly a 29er but....

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by SuspectDevice, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    A 26--->27.5--->29'r
    I hate being limited in my choice of tires. I see some real distinct advantages of 26", 650b and 700c wheels.
    Recently I designed some new XC race frames and really emphasized centering the riders center of mass so that they could climb out of the saddle with abandon, and descend with little regard for their own safety. As a funny side effect I realized that the geometry I had settled on would allow clearance for tires up to 29x1.7", as long as we manipulated the tubing correctly, and the 30mm bb drop would keep the handling acceptable with bigger wheels.

    26", 650b's and small 29er/big-cross tires. What else do ya need?

    26x2.2"

    700x34 (fits a 44)

    Bridge-less stays for mud and tire clearance


    Designed to run these;

    Dugast 700x45's

    Sid at 100mm for 26" applicatons

    New 46mm offset Reba 29er lowered to 70mm for 650b and 29er stuff...

    I can't wait until I can start getting my hands on lightweight 650b rims and tires. I'll just have to make do until then...
     

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    jncarpenter Monkey

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    Yo...you sure it's ok to be P.I.M.P.'n? ;)

    IOW, any release dates on the new reba 29er? :D
     
  3. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    I'm just sharing:pirate2: ...
    The Reba's are forecast to be available late March. And the Sids, any day now... Fun fun
     
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    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    and the light 650b rims in April [/end shameless plug]
     
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    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Cool stuff - thanks for sharing Mickey.

    Al frame yes? What type of Aluminum?
     
  6. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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  7. -dustin

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    what rim is that Dugast on?
     
  8. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    That's a Reynolds(stole the pic from Velonews, think it's Frischi's bike), I'm running Edge stuff on all of our team bikes though.
     
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    -dustin boring

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    the size of that rim looks like it'd make a pretty badass mtn rim.

    i rode my Edge 38s on a light trail not too long ago. love those rims.
     
  10. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Versatility is the new black.

    I really like what y'all are doing SD.
     
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    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    I disagree. Miami Vice is now a color, and it is the new black.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Well, I love my Surly LHT. With two wheelsets, I can cx and handle snow/ice road conditions or a long road ride.

    I love versatility.
     
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    cool pics!! thanks for sharing:)