Pedals, Paddles and Poles
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
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I'm 6' 3" and been riding since the 90's. I have only ever known the 26er. There is a ton of good press on 29ers for taller people, but I'm sticking to what I know. I like having a more compact ride, it feels like I have more control. For the price range, I would check out Craigslist bikes. You can get better components and lighter frames if you carefully go over a bike. Compare the asking price on CL with bikepedia.com. I like Scott and Norco for names, but all the bikes in the range you are talking about are welded in pretty much the same 5 factories in China and will have similar SRAM and Shimano components.
BTW-don't take pablosnaz lightly. He lives and works inside the industry and has been know to sprinkle the ashes of arrogant newbies on his COCO Crispys.
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!
I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.