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Old 11-17-10, 09:11 PM   #1
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26 in or 29er???

Same exact bike except for wheel size. I realize this isn't actually possible but, which would you choose the 26 in or 29 er.
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Old 11-17-10, 09:57 PM   #2
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26" for me.
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69er is pretty sweet
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you could have the best of both worlds and get a 55er.

i like the 26 er. if you are tall, perhaps you might like a 29er instead.
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I'd need to spend some time riding both bikes on my local terrain before making a decision.
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No love for 24"?
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Got to like 24's for certain aspects. If I was to build a full on skatepark type of mtb, I would build it around 24" wheels.
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Never ridden a 29 so cant say for sure, but prefer 26. 29s to me *look* to big and heavy, would take too long to spin up.
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29er is the new standard. At least, that's what I heard around BF.
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29er is the new standard. At least, that's what I heard around BF.
i thought SS was the new standard??
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No one could decide that until it was ridden. Not too sure of those 29'ers quite yet.
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Ive ridden on, and own, both, and I can't remember the last time I've even looked at my 26er. The 29er is smoother in every aspect, and can go over much larger obstacles. They keep momentum longer, and they have a much clearer ride, because you can lower the tire pressure. Potholes become less of a problem, for those of you who use the road too. The first thing you do when you get a 29er, which you will, , you are gonna buy a set of bontrager xr1 tires, which I absolutely love. Accelerating is something you have to get used to, but they jump amazingly. Riding a 29er isnt riding a new kind of bike, its completely changing youself, and they way you ride. Ask me any questions, and I got the answers.
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Ive ridden on, and own, both, and I can't remember the last time I've even looked at my 26er. The 29er is smoother in every aspect, and can go over much larger obstacles. They keep momentum longer, and they have a much clearer ride, because you can lower the tire pressure. Potholes become less of a problem, for those of you who use the road too. The first thing you do when you get a 29er, which you will, , you are gonna buy a set of bontrager xr1 tires, which I absolutely love. Accelerating is something you have to get used to, but they jump amazingly. Riding a 29er isnt riding a new kind of bike, its completely changing youself, and they way you ride. Ask me any questions, and I got the answers.
I agree with your points but please explain the part about lowering tire pressure as a benefit. I lower the pressure in my 26 wheeled bike too so what's the advantage there?
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i thought SS was the new standard??
That would be a steel SS 29er.
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The first thing you do when you get a 29er, which you will, , you are gonna buy a set of bontrager xr1 tires, which I absolutely love. Accelerating is something you have to get used to, but they jump amazingly. Riding a 29er isnt riding a new kind of bike, its completely changing youself, and they way you ride. Ask me any questions, and I got the answers.
Wow.....you are the most amazing rider on the forums. I surely hope you will hold an autograph session soon. Where can I find these magic tires you speak of? If you love them, I know I will too.
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26er. .
lol, you said 26er..
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26 for me; I like the acceleration and quick handling that come with that wheel size. Also, am not sure how well the larger wheels work with the 15" or smaller frames that I ride.
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I agree with your points but please explain the part about lowering tire pressure as a benefit. I lower the pressure in my 26 wheeled bike too so what's the advantage there?
Lowering your tire pressure allows to have much more traction in tricky situations. And you could, with a bigger wheel, lower it even further, giving you amazing traction
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Wow.....you are the most amazing rider on the forums. I surely hope you will hold an autograph session soon. Where can I find these magic tires you speak of? If you love them, I know I will too.
If youre not bein sarcastic, any reputable bike shop. What I did, was that i went to a gary fisher dealer, and asked them to take them off of a superfly for me
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Awesome!!!! Thanks, I'll go out and find some. What if all I have is bikes with 26" tires? Will these magic tires still give me the amazing traction that you love soooo much?
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Awesome!!!! Thanks, I'll go out and find some. What if all I have is bikes with 26" tires? Will these magic tires still give me the amazing traction that you love soooo much?
i dont think they have it for 26 in.
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Bummer!!!!!! What would you suggest that I run on my 26" bike?
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here,
http://bontrager.com/model/07798
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Oh wow! I think it's really awesome how you can suggest a tire just becuse you like it. You have no clue where I ride or how I ride. Are the trails hard pack,sandy, rocky, rooty, muddy, flat terrain or steep? I can tell you right now that that tire is pretty much worthless to me and where I ride. Before you make across the board suggestions on what is "best" you should really get a clue.
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