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Old 11-29-08, 04:02 PM
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Benifits of a 29" wheel mountainbike???

Sorry if this is a noobe question but what are the benefits of a 29" wheel mountainbike??? i ride a 26" fs n wondering what difference will i see/feel with a 29"fs..

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It's just marketing.
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Fits taller riders a little better. (unless you buy a 26" frame that fits properly)
More contact patch for better traction. (unless you run the appropriate 26x2.35" or wider tires)
Larger wheel reduces the tire/obstacle contact angle...smoother ride = more momentum. (unless you do the above or ride a dually)

29'ers are a fad. 29'ers are here to stay. 29'ers will fade away. 29'er wheels are weaker. 29'er wheels can be as strong as 26'ers if they're built properly.


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Plus, with 29er wheels, my breath is always wintergreen fresh!
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They also have the option for biking on water. It is a secret switch inside the seatpost that can only be turned on while the bike is being ridden so it is more a reward for only the best cyclists.
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They also have the option for biking on water. It is a secret switch inside the seatpost that can only be turned on while the bike is being ridden so it is more a reward for only the best cyclists.
Nuh...uh....you're lying.
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