Thread: MTBs & 29ers
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Old 01-20-17, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
if you can afford a new bike just for the few days a year the trail is muddy, I envy you ... but wouldn't it be cheaper to get a rigid framed bike with more tire clearance than paying for a fork you don't need? 29ers are great on fast, flowing trails, 26 on tighter trails with a lot more acceleration/braking/tricky obstacles
price aside, a 29er would provide an advantage on unpaved rail trails over my current 45mm wide 700c tires. but one can not put price aside, especially not me, not right now. but as a typical junkie I could find a way to buy another bike anyway. I can sell 2 to buy 1 for example.

tomorrow will be a good test cuz the trails are predicted to be their softest since I started riding them this fall when it was dry
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