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29ers are slow and far from nimble. Carbon doesn't belong off road.

Old 06-17-13, 09:48 PM
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29ers are slow and far from nimble. Carbon doesn't belong off road.

Yeah...

https://vimeo.com/68585947
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Old 06-18-13, 09:48 AM
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Oh Sarcasm, I get it. Nice video. The camera bike gets schooled now don't he?
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Oh Sarcasm, I get it.
Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have a winner. The subject is just a commentary on some of the drivel that that folks have posted here.

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The camera bike gets schooled now don't he?
Nah, on the brakes and trying to keep his kid in frame while maintaining a safe distance most of the time.
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Old 06-18-13, 10:13 AM
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Plus:

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Old 06-18-13, 10:42 AM
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There is a ton of angst tossed around in here on the 26" 650b and 29er benefits. I am a 26" defender mainly because I spent too much getting a Roadie bike to even think about something new/else. I have been a closet lusting one for the Santa Cruz Tallboy! But that Bandit video really makes the 29er look good.
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I have yet to ride a 27.5 / 650B but I am guessing that I will be hard-pressed to notice any real difference from a 26" considering the very minor difference in tire diameter.

I think it's a gimmick, to bring people back to basically 26" bikes after everyone + dog moved to 29ers the past 3+ years.

So, I'll keep riding my 26" bike just because it's basically the same, and it's a damn good bike I can't justify replacing. Regarding 29ers, I'm not a fan and I have ridden them.
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Old 06-22-13, 12:35 AM
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I was a 26er holdout for a LONG TIME. One day, I test rode a Niner Rip9...I was converted. End of story.
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They sure do grow up quickly
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I have fun with either size. I DO notice the diffference.

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Got all kinds of bikes and love them all, my 29ers in XL size suit my 6'3" body but i also have 3 26ers. Once saw a really short girl on a size small Whyte 29er and she was absolutely flying on it. I guess it's all good.
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Right now we're buying a new house, so I guess you can figure out where any extra bike money is going. So I'm a confirmed 26er by default.
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Maybe I just haven't ridden the "right" 29er.

Not in a hurry to do so, either.

I don't have a stable of bikes (although A backup bike would be a good idea); my Kona was purchased and built up specifically to take whatever I could dish out.
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^^ Hard not to like a Coiler. Always thought that was one of Kona's home-run, do-it-all trailbike hits .
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