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    Senior Member BigBlueToe's Avatar
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    29er for big guy - stupid?

    I'm 6'4". I'm a big guy. Therefore, a 29er makes more sense for me than a bike with 26" wheels.

    How stupid is this?

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    You are part of the market that 29ers are especially suited for - - moreso than nearly everyone else. Go for it.

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    For your reference, the July '09 issue of Mountain Bike Magazine has a great article about 29'ers. Don't know how much of it is rhetoric, but the data sounds reasonable.

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    I'm 6'6" 280lbs(at the moment normally 250)
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    I got to ride the new 29" Specialized Hardrock Comp the other day...
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    let me tell you what is going home with me in the spring...
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    best most comfortable bike I have ever sat on!!!
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    those wheels ride SOOOOOOOO NICE compared to 26"... OMG not even close.

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    Here's my take on it. If it feels good for the riding you plan on doing then it's good.
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