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Old 09-25-09, 09:07 PM
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Survey, what wheel size is your bike?

First, please no discussion or joking in this topic, it's for survey purposes only.

Simply enter.

Make and model of bike(s):
Wheel Size: 24", 26" 650b, 29", other.
Why:
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Make and Model: DMR sidekick
Wheel Size: 26"
Why: I'm a slalom/4x person, no need for a larger wheeled bike.
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WS: 26
Why: Because it feels good on control
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MM: Parkpre 925 HT, Kona King Kikapu FS
WS: 26" on each
WHY: What they came with. Works good for me. I love the way my bikes ride.
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*26" (+3")
*I like bombing techy, rocky downhills & so does it.
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Rawland Sogn

650b

I am a short rider; 650b gives me a lot of options and it's a versatile frame
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Yeti AS-R
26"
Felt the best out of all the bikes I demoed, and happened to be a 26er. That and all the 29ers felt less agile.

Jamis Komodo
26"
Wanted something for trails that was slacker than the Yeti. Also wanted it to be sort of a play bike...going with bigger wheels would be going in the wrong direction, but I wanted a 26er since it was going to be used for trails (although 26 up front and a 24 out back might have been interesting).

DMR Drone
24"
I'm a pretty small person, and 26" DJ's feel huge and unwieldy as soon as they leave the ground, and it's not like I'm doing lots of trail riding with it.
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MM Specialized Stumpjumper HT
WS 26"
WHY Lightest wheelsize for any MTB. Weight matters to me more than most people.
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because they're olde.
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2010 Giant Filter 1
26"
Had no interest in getting any other size..
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Because I am faster on it. (For realsies)
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Gary Fisher Rig and Superfly 100.
29" on both.
I race XC.
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"Unbike" - 20"
Fly Tierra flat/street BMX - 20"
El Guapo beach cruiser - 24"
Errand Bike ('86 Rockhopper) - 26"
Motobecane Fantom Pro Ti - 26"
Eastern Traildigger - 26"
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KHS XC604
26
Why use anything else????
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s-works carbon stumpjumper ht
26" wheels
super zippy, gets to speed fast, easy to get going when i lose momentum uphill, steering seems much faster to me on a 26", and i feel like a ht gives me more control and forces me to be a better rider and pick better lines.
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Motobecane Fantom Comp 26
Motobecane Outcast29 29
Fuji Newest 3 700c
Specialized Rockhopper 26

oops. why: well, i liked MFC because I like 26 inch wheels best because of the nimblness MO29 because i didnt know about the 29er thing so i got the cheapest bike I could find with 29 and it climbs like s*** but is a monster on the DH FN3 because 700c is standart roadbike wheel size and SR because i was 11 at the time and didnt know anything and it was what lbs reccomended.

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Transition Blindside
26"
Because there are no 650b DH rims/tires yet to go 650b/26

Diamondback XTS Moto
26"
Because I'm content with the size and would rather spend the money on an 8-speed internal disc hub.
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Giant Yukon
26''
XC Rig.

Specialized rockhopper SS
26''
SS Rig.

Giant Tcx1
700c ~29er?
Cyclocross/mtb. Definately the most fun of the three.
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Make and model of bike(s): 2007 Specialized Epic
Wheel Size: 26
Why: I didn't buy based on wheel size. I liked the bike.

Make and model of bike(s): 2009 Vassago Jabberwocky
Wheel Size: 29
Why: I wanted to try out single speeding, and while I was at it I thought I'd try out a 29er. My epic is on the chopping block and I'm gonna replace it with a 29er hard tail
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Make and model of bike: Sette Shadow
Wheel Size: 26"
Why: Of the wheel sizes that I've tried, it feels the best to me, plus we already have extra stuff for 26" (IE, slicks, other tires, and spokes). Plus it seems to have a nice weight to strength to rolling-over-stuff characteristic.
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Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0
26"
I hadn't considered other tire sizes at the time. Also, I'm only 5'8". Also, I ride a 15", which is a little too small for me but I like the maneuverability -- which I'm pretty sure would suffer with a 29er.
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Turner Flux
26"
That's the wheel size Turner Flux bikes come with.

Surly Big Dummy
26"
Frame is designed for 26" wheels.

Felt F3C
29"
That's what my road bike came with.
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05 Rockhopper
26"
Because it came that way

05 Specialized FSR XC
26"
Because it came that way

92 Nishiki Ariel
26"
Because it came that way

88 Nishiki Ariel
26"
Because it came that way

02 Trek 4300
26"
Because it came that way
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Old 09-27-09, 07:12 AM
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I'm comfortable enough with my wheel size, and feel no need to attempt to overcompensate.

Oh yeah:

Peyto hardtail, 26"

Spicer hardtail, 26"

Specialized Pitch, 26"

Devinci Frantik, 26"

Tradition. Oh, and I tried a 29er hardtail in a couple ways, and really did not like the way it felt on my trails.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=491856

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Four 26" MTBs, yea I've got issues. I wouldn't mind owning a 29er though and I promise not to turn into a 29er zealot if I get one. That is the only problem with them I have, the small percentage of people that turn into nutcases because they think 26 inch wheels are radically inferior. Luckily, there isn't anybody here like that.

Edit: I reread the OP, I didn't follow your instructions. Sorry bud.
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