Mountain Biking - How does a 29er wheelie?
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04-25-08, 01:32 AM
i think i would like a 29er but while im saving i want to learn as much as i can, i know about roll resitance, momentum, larger ground contact, but what about the wheelie and stopie? are those bigger tires harder to get up there? or does the momentum and extra traction give it a little extra boost?
04-25-08, 07:30 AM
Hi happyblazer, I am going to move this so you get a better answer than I can give you :D .
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04-25-08, 10:02 AM
I tried out a Fisher rig 29er and it definitely felt harder to pull up. Granted it was a single speed. Some may be easier than others, depending on the frame geometry.
I have no idea what a stopie is.
04-25-08, 11:05 AM
I have no idea what a stopie is.He probably meant "stoppie". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoppie
Once you get used to the Geo...it's not hard at all.
04-25-08, 02:37 PM
Yeah, not hard at all.
04-25-08, 09:56 PM
It's not hard at all. I think that the weight of the bike, especially the fork make the biggest difference. I have a Fox F29 on a Superfly and it wheelies nice and easy. I honesly forget I'm ridding a 29er, just a light, fast monkey climbing XC bike.
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