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Old 10-12-14, 01:03 PM
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I've watched as the owners of 29ers predicted that in five years or so the only 26 inch bikes on the market would be basic, entry level. Didn't happen, but the advent of the 650 seems to be threatening the 29er! Then I read recently where folks riding technical trails with hairpin turns are dusting off their old 26ers cause the larger wheels don't favor those tight turns. IMHO the 26er will be around for a long time and there will be higher quality bikes built with 26 inch wheels and high quality parts.
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