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The Problem with 29ers Revealed!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by N8 v2.0, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  2. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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  3. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    36" wheels are where it's at.
     
  4. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    So 29ers are for those that can't bunny hop? Or figured out the basic weight shift?
     
  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    42" wheels roll better.
     
  6. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    no way man....

     
  7. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    There for old people who can't ride real bikes. :dancing:
     
  8. riderx

    riderx Monkey

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    Only for those who can't bunny hop to begin with...
     
  9. LOOnatic

    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    I hate to say it and i'm sure N8 has mad bike skills but on the trails all the 29" fanactics are always older dudes who have declining ability and just want a fast roller.
    Nothing wrong with that.
    Bigger is better right?
    I heard Bender has a new bike that runs a 29" in the front and a 24" in the back :sneaky:
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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  11. SuzyCreamcheese

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    I just got one of these. Man, does this baby roll!!

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  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    There are also the rigid singlespeed 29" wool jersey wearing fanatics that have the "I'm better than you because I am different" attitudes. Their native territory seems to be western Pa.
     
  13. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    The laws of 29 motion, the smoother you roll, the harder you fall...
     
  14. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Isn't this sort of like laying a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood over the rocky section and saying "I just cleaned the rocky section!"
     
  15. dhtahoe

    dhtahoe I LOVE NORBA!!!!

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    Can't wait to see this years interbike FAD and all the salemen who try to convince you that your shop needs 30 of them.
     
  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Are you insinuating that the 29'er phenomenon might be a *FAD*?!?

    Blasphemer. :mad:
     
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    riderx Monkey

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    No, that's what it's like when you ride a full suspension bike...
     
  18. dhtahoe

    dhtahoe I LOVE NORBA!!!!

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    Not just the 29's but all the FADS over the past few years that EVERY company pushes as the next big thing, and all the mags for going along with it. This is one of the MANY reasons the bike industry is broke. Every year their marketing changes, and like Hollywood these days nobody has an original story... just a spin off of something that has been tried by another company. Then market it as if you started a revolution. Gary Fisher comes to mind here. Everything that guy puts his name on(not that he builds anything) is going to change the way we ride a bike.
     
  19. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Like that crazy DH fad from a few years ago...

    :p
     
  20. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    yeah, that whole "let's rip down a DH trail as fast as we can" thing is pretty gosh-darn new, ain't it?

     
  21. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I know, man. ;)