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Old 10-30-09, 12:42 PM
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New Kid needs help-XXIX or Rig?

So, I have recently been searching for a bike...
I have a bmx backround, i like the feeling of a single speed bike with a freewheel...being able to crank the hell out of it to pickup some speeds.
Now i thought im too small for another 20" bike, none of the 24" bikes do anything for me...

It started with the Eastern Traildigger 26".
I saw other bikes with a suspension fork in the front, i thought they would be alot more fun

It started with the Kona Cowan, but i realized none of the frames available were the right size.

I went to the local bike shop, they showed me the Gary Fisher Rig in a catalog...i fell in love.
They had none built in the shop.
Now, I can see paying $1450, but it would take a while, ill need to do some sort of layaway

(i did ride it...but im not going to explain the experience i had at a different shop)

And recently i found the Raleigh XXIX single speed
I Actually rode this one, Rides awesome, but a bit heavy...and no suspension fork

So, im stuck
what do you guys think i should get?
I would get a 20"/21"

I dont mind the aluminum, but im a heavier/bigger guy @ 250lbs
I know im not going to crush it, but over time, i could damage it

I need 29" wheels and front/back disc brakes

I want some nice wheels to take a beating(i want to beat the bike up at least a little)

Right now, im diggin the rig, but i might be smarter going with the XXIX...what do you guys think?

and thanks in advance for your help
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Old 10-30-09, 12:49 PM
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I think you need a rigid, fixed-gear, hard-rubber-tire thirty-twoey-niner. With drop bars. And canti brakes.
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Oh Really...Could i see one of those?

How about just answering my question...please and thanks Sir/Ma'am
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Old 10-30-09, 08:11 PM
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Get the Rig.

I have a personal disliking of 29ers, but the fisher's geometry is pretty dialed for it's intended purpose.
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post

I have a personal disliking of 29ers,
Is there any specific reason you do not like them?



I have called all the shops around me for a while, Nobody has the 2010 rig in stock. I might wait until the weekend to go back to that one shop...

ill figure it out, ive got to try this thing out, other than riding in a tiny circle
I rode the XXIX around a parking lot for 5 minutes
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XXIX = 29er. That took me the longest to figure out
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They just are not for me.
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Yeah, when i called bike shops...they didnt understand either

29 is boring...XXIX is more fun if you spell it out
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