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Old 12-09-12, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BaWolf View Post
Yeah, as far as the 26" 29" debate, I've read a fair bit about that. Right now, other than this supported tour in Africa, the vast majority of riding will be in the States. That being said, I would definitely have to load up on spares. The ease of finding a 26" tire is definitely tempting but as far as riding and speed, being able to slip a 700cc tire on a 29er for flat roads would be extremely nice.
Can somebody explain to me the rationale behind the widespread notion that 700c wheels "ride better" or faster or anything else on the road than 26" wheels? I can think of no physical or engineering reason for concluding that the difference between the wheel sizes is anything but minimal, given similar width/pressure tires. Especially on the road.

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