Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
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I rather cheekily describe my touring bikes as "29ers" to the mountain bike crowd, when I show up at the trails on a Trek 520, then proceed to ride apace with the rest of the group.
A 29er is going to have mountain bike geometry, flat bars, radically dropped top tube, provision for front suspension - IE suspension corrected rigid fork if rigid fork is stock- disc compatible and/or have canti studs.
A homer Hilsen is yet another reiteration of the wide tired 700c bikes so popular these days, but designed specifically around using super long reach sidepulls- "reintroduced into production by the tireless efforts of Grant Petersen" kind of quirky and poseur, IMO.
Grant's Rivendell is going to pimp the 27.5 (650b) as the new "mountain bike" spec unparalleled since the invention of the safety bicycle......