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ed 09-09-11 10:09 PM

Stick-E: 29er FAQ...a great place to start.
 
Given that 29ers seem to be one of the hottest noob topics that for some reason are flying under the radar on the search function...I've taken the time to post some links to 29'er topics.

Please read before posting on any of the listed topics. You will most likely either find your answer or find that you don't want a 7-page answer.:lol:


29ers and rider height:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er



29er sizing:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er




The big let-down:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er


26 vs 29er:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=29er
(added 10-4-11)http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...r-29er-vs-26er
(added 10-9-11)http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...29er-Hardtails


29ers and sex:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ve-my-sex-life

Most XCers seem to support their decision to get a 29er. Knowing your trails and riding style will make your decision something you will be happy with.

pablosnazzy 09-09-11 11:31 PM

nice work. too bad in about two weeks people will be asking questions you answered with your links. something to the effect of..."i know there is a sticky, but i want to know, will 29ers be the only bike people ride?" and "what is the advantage to a 29er?"

Daspydyr 09-10-11 12:04 AM

What we really need is a thread on light building? Where is a new light for the Fall night riding season?

samburger 09-10-11 07:41 AM

:lol: It's funny because just last night I did a forum search for "26 29er" just to see what would pop up & was amazed at all the repeating threads, & now here they all are!

RaleighSport 09-12-11 09:15 PM

Okay I've been wading through your linked threads and my eyeballs are starting to hurt from the 29er bashing/personal arguments/etc.. so I'm just gonna ask a few dumb questions right here! (BTW seems like a good resource). Would a 29er be better for mud and wet ground conditions, not so much climbs really not really asphalt either in this scenario, terrain=mud, wet wood chips, leaves general winter debris then say a 26" mountain bike? Does it really matter that a steel geared cheaper 29er weighs between 35-40 lbs? It's not like I plan on winning any races here. I just am looking for a good utility way to travel mud on the property without wasting gas.

lubes17319 09-12-11 11:14 PM

They have their place.
http://youtu.be/2N2hZzY67L4

NCMTBIKER 09-13-11 03:38 AM

Thanks Ed

ed 10-01-11 07:47 AM

Bump for sticky?

samburger 10-01-11 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ed (Post 13303957)
Bump for sticky?

+1

As much as I hate the thought of 29ers getting their own sticky, it's necessary. At least then people won't have an excuse when they get burned for making a redundant 29er thread.

NCMTBIKER 10-01-11 10:36 AM

I'll bump for sticky...thanks Ed

cryptid01 10-01-11 10:50 AM

Although I appreciate the time taken to compile the original post in this thread, here's a newsflash: yet another sticky isn't going to stop stupid people from being themselves.

ed 10-01-11 02:37 PM

That's sorta what I was hoping to avoid....but I'm pretty skeptical too. If I don't decide to sticky it, I may just keep adding to it and use it as a place to direct people.

Another thought would be to set my profile page as a library of links....then do a quick-link from my sig. to my profile.

Too many stickies make the forum annoying...but if I do a profile of stickies...it may keep the place somewhat intuitive.

samburger 10-01-11 02:41 PM

You could also just get whoever started the MTB FAQ thread to edit the links into the bottom of their original post...or do it yourself? Not sure if you can do that or not as a mod. That or the quick link profile idea would probably be best to avoid too many stickies.

LesterOfPuppets 10-01-11 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lubes17319 (Post 13217623)
They have their place.
http://youtu.be/2N2hZzY67L4

Best MTB video soundtrack ever!

Zephyr11 10-01-11 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samburger (Post 13305144)
You could also just get whoever started the MTB FAQ thread to edit the links into the bottom of their original post...or do it yourself? Not sure if you can do that or not as a mod.

I like that idea, but still don't think people will read it.

dsprehe89 10-01-11 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lubes17319 (Post 13217623)
They have their place.
http://youtu.be/2N2hZzY67L4

Win for having lifts to carry you to the top of the hill. I wish we had more DH stuff around here, but the most we have is only around 1000ish ft elevation change on the best trails, and all those trails you have to ride to the top (which does often make the DH part more rewarding).

samburger 10-01-11 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zephyr11 (Post 13305304)
I like that idea, but still don't think people will read it.

Oh I know...they won't read it regardless where you put it because they don't want to have to filter through any information that isn't immediately pertinent to their questions. People in general are lazy. But that way you can always refer them to the MTB FAQ thread instead of adding another sticky to the list.

ed 10-04-11 06:17 PM

Bump for added 26 vs 29'er content

Zephyr11 10-12-11 03:43 PM

Chris Conroy on 29ers: http://www.yeticycles.com/blog/?p=1405

NCMTBIKER 10-13-11 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zephyr11 (Post 13355847)

^ Thanks for the link...

Svr 10-13-11 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zephyr11 (Post 13355847)

That's Chris Conroy on his 29ers. It would be an extremely bad marketing decision to offer a high priced FS 29er, then rail against the platform in some other way.

lubes17319 11-03-11 10:45 AM

29ers @WBP?
There goes the neighborhood....

LesterOfPuppets 11-03-11 09:36 PM

The undeniable truth: 26ers = suxxors! :) ;)

(man that logpile taint blippage makes me cringe!)



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