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Old 05-04-09, 03:15 PM
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Post Your Damn 29er!!!

You ride one?...you will! It's comin'
Now post 'em!
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Old 05-04-09, 04:28 PM
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calm down...it'll be ok.
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Old 05-04-09, 04:49 PM
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chillax broham. How about a please?
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Old 05-04-09, 05:16 PM
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Show me yours and I'll show you mine
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Aaaaah!
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Originally Posted by nachomc View Post
Show me yours and I'll show you mine
Doesn't matter, mines bigger.
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Old 05-04-09, 09:55 PM
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I would love to post a picture of my new 29er but, sadly after only 3 rides it is sitting in my garage without wheels because I am waiting for the replacements from the one I tacoed...
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Old 05-05-09, 06:05 AM
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probably a stupid question, but what is the advantage of a 29er?
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Old 05-05-09, 08:30 AM
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"Oooh, Ahhhhhh!"

Seriously nice ride.
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Old 05-05-09, 09:44 AM
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Yawn.

https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=491856
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I would, but mine has 700c's on it
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Old 05-05-09, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jamis_2008 View Post
probably a stupid question, but what is the advantage of a 29er?
They say it has better small bump compliance, the bike maintains it's momentum better, rolls over obstacles better and has better balance due to the larger size of the wheels. I think it's pretty cool - I've only had four rides on my 29'er but it kicks ass over small rocks, bumps, etc. It's a lot of fun to ride.
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Old 05-05-09, 11:35 AM
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hey scrublover - I am not trying to win you over to 29er by any stretch, but I have a friend who went through EXACTLY what you did. He has many quick 26" bikes , SS , steel , Race light bikes etc.
He tried an Inbred with a low end wheel set and swore off 29ers. He didn't like them at all. A few years later he got a Salsa with a high end wheel set and found they are light years different.

I think the big long wheel base, on a low end frame, with a SUPER wide handlebar are all working against you.
Most of my bikes are long travel 26" bikes - 5+" of travel at least on both ends.
But My 29er steel hard tail has an 80mm fork. You can't assume to swap everything you know from 26" bikes and apply it to 29ers.
I know you gave it a good try with your inbread but I think you should try (not buy) a different frame. Maybe from niner or waltworks etc.
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Old 05-05-09, 03:33 PM
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hey scrublover - I am not trying to win you over to 29er by any stretch, but I have a friend who went through EXACTLY what you did. He has many quick 26" bikes , SS , steel , Race light bikes etc.
He tried an Inbred with a low end wheel set and swore off 29ers. He didn't like them at all. A few years later he got a Salsa with a high end wheel set and found they are light years different.

I think the big long wheel base, on a low end frame, with a SUPER wide handlebar are all working against you.
Most of my bikes are long travel 26" bikes - 5+" of travel at least on both ends.
But My 29er steel hard tail has an 80mm fork. You can't assume to swap everything you know from 26" bikes and apply it to 29ers.
I know you gave it a good try with your inbread but I think you should try (not buy) a different frame. Maybe from niner or waltworks etc.
eh. no.

i tried the on-one in several different ways. fork taller, shorter, longer/shorter wheelbase, SS, geared. my wheels/tires where not super light, but they were lighter than many stock bike wheels. and even with the head angle way steeper than my 26" bikes, i still disliked the way the wheels felt. sure, running a lighter wheel/tire setup would help mitigate that a bit, but then i'd not have a setup burly enough to ride where and how i like to ride, thus making the whole thing pointless.

as in my thread linked above, i intensely disliked the way the bike handled on some of my favorite local trails, in all the variations i tried. done deal, no negotiation. not interested in trying it again.

they are a solution to a problem i don't have. if other folks like them, great. i'm quite happy with my 26" wheels. i have way more fun on the same trails on this bike, and feel much more confident in it's durability and handling for me.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Always liked your fixed. OT: Have you been to Trexel yet?
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Old 05-05-09, 04:10 PM
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Old 05-06-09, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
eh. no.

i tried the on-one in several different ways. fork taller, shorter, longer/shorter wheelbase, SS, geared. my wheels/tires where not super light, but they were lighter than many stock bike wheels. and even with the head angle way steeper than my 26" bikes, i still disliked the way the wheels felt. sure, running a lighter wheel/tire setup would help mitigate that a bit, but then i'd not have a setup burly enough to ride where and how i like to ride, thus making the whole thing pointless.

as in my thread linked above, i intensely disliked the way the bike handled on some of my favorite local trails, in all the variations i tried. done deal, no negotiation. not interested in trying it again.


they are a solution to a problem i don't have. if other folks like them, great. i'm quite happy with my 26" wheels. i have way more fun on the same trails on this bike, and feel much more confident in it's durability and handling for me.
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I was wondering why you decided to built one up to begin with. I really never understood what you were trying to accomplish (yes I read through your MTBR posts)
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Old 05-06-09, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
Can I respond the same way to all of your posts too? all of a sudden people don't want to see pictures of bikes?
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Old 05-06-09, 06:22 AM
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Thanks for the link, when I posted this I wasn't aware of the mtbr website.
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Always liked your fixed. OT: Have you been to Trexel yet?
Several times.
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Originally Posted by C Law View Post
Can I respond the same way to all of your posts too? all of a sudden people don't want to see pictures of bikes?
wow. you took my response way too seriously. thin skin, anyone?

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I was wondering why you decided to built one up to begin with. I really never understood what you were trying to accomplish (yes I read through your MTBR posts)
if you read those posts, you'd have gotten what i was after. i'd been curious about them for a long time, and the guys around me that ride 29ers are on bikes that i can't fit well to give them a fair test ride. so i decided to build one up for myself to see what i thought of them.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
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Hey man...I was just curious. Are there any hills where you ride, or do you just have monster-quads? Given the fact you ride that fixie with autobahn gears and your MTB is a SS with the saddle always slammed...just wondered if you're living on a plain.

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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Hey man...I was just curious. Are there any hills where you ride, or do you just have monster-quads? Given the fact you ride that fixie with autobahn gears and your MTB is a SS with the saddle always slammed...just wondered if you're living on a plain.

(serious question)
I don't live on the coastal plains section of NJ. The fixed gear is a 50x15 gearing which I have used since I started out on a fixed gear back in 2003. Between the gearing, 700c wheels and the 172.5mm crank length, it's not that hard to pedal for me. The mtb, I do run the saddle at a normal height when I do the occasional trail ride, but most of the time when I'm using the mtb, I'm not doing trail rides, I'm either at the bmx track, pump track or shuttling.
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