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Old 08-04-09, 02:57 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-04-09, 03:15 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-04-09, 03:29 PM   #3
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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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Old 08-04-09, 05:21 PM   #4
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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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Old 08-04-09, 05:57 PM   #5
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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.
Even the tall BMX'ers have twinny fo's
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