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Location: Winchester, VA
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29'er wheel question - Be gentle here :)
I'll admit, I'm a n00b to 29'ers, so be gentle here. Not even trying to do this, it's more a FYI question.
Just bought a Gary Fisher Kaitai ( http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/model/kaitai
) last week to use as a commuter, and I know it's essentially a 29'er frame, and certainly has the clearance for a lot more tire than the 700c x 38 WTB' Interwolfs it has on it. I'm actually looking to knock the 38's down to 35's or 32's to decrease rolling resistance even more, since it primarily sees just pavement duty. I have a hardtail MTB for the harder stuff and a Lemond for when I feel loke playing arrogant roadie snob.
Question that I have regards the wheels.. 700c's use a 622mm rim, but it appears that the 29'ers do also. Are they essentially the same rims and the nomenclature comes from the overall tire sizing?
Only reason I ask is that I like the option to put a real fork on the Kaitai and larger tires and I have a "true" 29'er should I decide at a later date not to use it for commuting duty.