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    The truth about wheel size!

    This man speaks the truth! Todays world cup final in Norway!

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    And then Kulhavy won on a 29er...

    J/K, that's hilarious. For what it's worth, I'm not fundamentally opposed to the existence of any wheel size.

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    wat?

    Folks who ride something other that 26" wheels engage in homosexual behavior?

    Are you sure?

    Many of my gay friends don't even ride bikes. How does that square with your "argument "?
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    29'' wheels are the easy way to go for some...who still got the legs...

    26'' challenges everyone in technical and damading terrain..

    sort of speak.

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    I can't wait for people to stop giving such a shit about wheel size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluidworks View Post
    I can't wait for people to stop giving such a shit about wheel size.
    You expect a change in human nature? Some people just live to feel superior! Stop waiting, iiwii (it is what it is.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90mccall View Post
    This man speaks the truth! Todays world cup final in Norway!
    Sadly that's just homophobic BS and has no place on MTBR.

    If you replaced "Gay" with the "N" word to imply 29ers sucked would it be cool?
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    Agreed, who still thinks making fun of things by calling them "gay" is still funny or acceptable? It's juvenile at best and hateful at worst so why go there?

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    OMG this is a forum, saying something is gay is not hate speech. Relax.

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    Does this revelation make 650b / 27.5 bisexual?

    And yes, idiot barry1me, it is hate speech.
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    I thought Gay meant , happy. Lighten up people.

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    Here ya go, a more PC version via my poor Photoshop skills.

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    The truth about wheel size!

    Who actually means anything against homosexuals when they call some thing gay? It's nothing like the n word anymore. There are so many words that lose there power over time and gay is one of them. It's like calling someone lame, do crippled people or f'd up horses get upset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kattrap View Post
    Does this revelation make 650b / 27.5 bisexual?

    And yes, idiot barry1me, it is hate speech.
    relax, take a pill, a deep breath and quit acting gay. jk its a joke...gay is happy! If anyone should be offended its me. My partner and I laugh at how people get so uptight about people saying gay. It doesnt offend us one bit.

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    I find it more funny that someone took the time to write a sign to say that, there life must not have much meaning.

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    Sad thing is , nobody even commented on Nino's skills. Check out that form clearing that tabletop.

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    Sad thing is, I'd rather not check out his form because I really dont want to stare at his tight white spandex a$$.

    The sign sucks IMO...not appropriate these days man.
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    Whatever happened to sticks and stones.... but words will never hurt me?

    IMO, while it's true some words are loaded it takes one to say it and another to interpret it in a negative and/or personal way and get all huffy about it. Oh crap, I used a naughty word that implies inhaling paint to get high, or maybe it's that crappy bike manufacturer or maybe it's about an action that includes quick breathing and puffed chest. Darnit, I used the word puff which implies many things about a dragon that plays with kids or a kid's TV show or something illegal. I must just be pissing off this whole forum. Urrggh, gma told me never to use that swear word.

    I think there are those who take that word and own it, like some other words I won't mention. In addition to that PC is BS. Adjectives don't hurt people, people's opinion of themselves and what they believe other people think of themselves does more harm than adjectives. That and guys/gals with sticks and stones, but only if they're swinging or tossing.

    Whatever your orientation in life, whatever your wheel size, hardtail or FS, paved or roots, just whatever.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krzysiekmz View Post
    29'' wheels are the easy way to go for some...who still got the legs...

    26'' challenges everyone in technical and damading terrain..

    sort of speak.
    650b means American brands are finally designing frames with enough clearance for UK winters and 26in wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Sadly that's just homophobic BS and has no place on MTBR.

    If you replaced "Gay" with the "N" word to imply 29ers sucked would it be cool?
    That would be really bad. English. "Gay" in the OP usage is an adjective, modifying the term "29ers". The N word is a noun. As we know, nouns cannot modify other nouns, so to say "29ers are [N word]" would be nonsensical -- it would be like saying "29ers are spaceships". No, they are not.

    The only way you could make that work would be to instead use the adverb "niggardly", which means "in a stingy or meager manner," and is often mistakenly believed to have a common origin with the N word. And in that case, he would also have to modify his sign to say that "riding 29ers is niggardly", which of course is inaccurate because in general 29ers are more expensive than other wheel size options, unless of course the sign wielder was referring to the conundrum of bicycle commuters escaping road taxes or other forms of expense that non-29er riders are subject to. However, in that case, the sign would be out of context, because it is clearly being displayed at a race, in which 29er riders are not subject to reduced entry fees or sanctioning body membership fees.

    On the other hand, stating that "29ers are retarded" may be true, in that their slower acceleration as compared with smaller wheels is a well-documented fact.

    EDIT: *sheesh* -- It just occurred to me. You probably meant "Normal". In that case, I would say yes, riding 29ers is normal and should be respected as a lifestyle choice.

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    Theres always weird signs like that at bike events. I would'nt be surprised if he rides a 29er. Kinda like the "we want blood" signs at crankworks

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    lycra is gay

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    Agreed,lycra makes no sense for Mtb,it was all that was available at the time of Mtb's beginning then of course the roadie crowd dumbed down and influenced XC to the point of sterility.

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    The truth about wheel size!

    I'm watching the Daily Show. Jon
    Stewart did a riff on Lindsay Graham's effeminacy with a not subtle implication that he is a closet queen, and not in a good way.

    I'm not sure that even the Daily Show gets a pass for homophobic satiric humor. We'll see if Stewart catches flack for it.
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    lycra is gay
    It's "geh" on a mtb; but proper attire
    on a road bike
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    original post was funny, but as usual things devolved from there.
    I have baggys and lycra. No way in heck on a hot humid south east suffer fest would I trade my lycra for your poser @ss style points. ( just doing my part in the derailment)
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    I was referring to Nino's bike handling skills. This is a MTB website . Freedom of speech is always appropriate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuch View Post
    Sad thing is, I'd rather not check out his form because I really dont want to stare at his tight white spandex a$$.

    The sign sucks IMO...not appropriate these days man.

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    Man, people need to relax a little here.....I just thought the pic had a bit of humour. Lets use "Lame" as to not offend some people......

    I just though the guys face was the best.....real intent...

    Just to note, I have nothing against people who ride 29ers, some of my best friends ride 29ers......if my daughters came to me and said they wanted to ride 29ers, I would give them a big hug...once they are happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridezum View Post
    I was referring to Nino's bike handling skills. This is a MTB website . Freedom of speech is always appropriate.
    Just a little reminder, that doesn't apply to a website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluidworks View Post
    I can't wait for people to stop giving such a shit about wheel size.

    People make fun of others and try and bring them down when they are not truly happy with themselves or what they have. It is a sign of weakness and small minded weak people usually don't change.

    On the flip side, I never see people with 29er's making fun of other peoples wheel sizes so I suppose it is safe to say we are all happy with our choice. So in that sense, if by "gay" he means 'happy' then yes.

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    No...worrying about people who chose to wear lycra is gay, not that's there is anything wrong with that.
    Lighten up people, I think it's just a joke, not meant to offend either gay people or people who ride 29ers.

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    I ride a 29er and I find it hilarious. Schurter thought so too and put it on his fb page & Instagram ha ha. And i'm kinda glad the guy made the sign.

    What's even funnier are the people who get all bent out of shape about it.

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    Wow! A lot of sensitivity going on ! Lol fact is some of this 29er sucks or is gay is buyers remorse or that they invested in a 26er and don't have the scratch to buy a 29 so they have to put down the 29 and whomever rides one. Personally I don't care what you ride as long as your a courteous and friendly fellow rider then all is good. To say its Gay to ride a 29er or that the wheel size is gay just goes to prove that the person saying it is small minded and of a brutish nature. As far as Lycra goes.... I think performance wise it's good but in a visual sense it's not for me. I personally don't prefer to see every nook and cranny of another males junk but I'm not going to fault them if they feel it improves their performance . But lets face it some people should NOT wear Lycra!





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    Mountain biking is gay

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90mccall View Post
    Man, people need to relax a little here.....I just thought the pic had a bit of humour. Lets use "Lame" as to not offend some people......
    If you use "lame", then people who can't walk normally might be offended.
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    If anybody could benefit from lycra, it's fat people. So if their unsightly bulges offend you, avert your eyes. Personally, I think the typical road bike uniform looks absolutely ridiculous, no matter who wears it. That doesn't mean it isn't functional, but dang is it ugly.

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    Lycra makes no sense for mtb? I do have a few pairs of baggies, Fox and Nema, but I prefer lycra, it seems to make even more sense to me than the baggies, which seem to get hung up on the saddle on occasion. I think some, not saying anyone here, are afraid of wearing lycra, I'm confident on my manhood, so it doesn't bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfersure View Post
    Agreed,lycra makes no sense for Mtb,it was all that was available at the time of Mtb's beginning then of course the roadie crowd dumbed down and influenced XC to the point of sterility.
    agreed, after all, arent baggies the most comfortable when youre spending 2 hours pedaling and have to get behind the saddle to descend? And have any of you seen those dumbed down World Cup XC courses? totally sterile!
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    Re: The truth about wheel size!

    Wow, hate against Lycra is mind blowing to me. I mean try telling that to the XC elite like Schurter or Kulhavy....

    Hate against Lycra only makes me think about people with self image issues...really?

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    The truth about wheel size!

    I don't wear Lycra because I look like a Jimmy Dean sausage . It has nothing to do with me being insecure of my man hood. But that being said who wants to see this shit?
    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    Lycra makes no sense for mtb? I do have a few pairs of baggies, Fox and Nema, but I prefer lycra, it seems to make even more sense to me than the baggies, which seem to get hung up on the saddle on occasion.
    IME Lycra gets caught on the saddle way more often than baggies. If I hitch my baggies high up, they don't get caught. Lycra gets caught no matter what. I wear my roadie bib shorts under my baggies for the padding.

    I think some, not saying anyone here, are afraid of wearing lycra, I'm confident on my manhood, so it doesn't bother me.
    Now we're back on topic. If you're checking other guys' junk, or strutting yours, I infer you ride a 29'er and are therefore geh or even gay.
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    Just a little reminder, that doesn't apply to a website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridezum View Post
    You must live in China? Freedom has no restrictions, remember that.
    No I live in reality and on a privately owned message board you don't have freedom of speech, they can moderate and censor anything that doesn't abide by the boards rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post

    What's even funnier are the people who get all bent out of shape about it.
    I think some of the people who are getting bent out of shape are the the ones getting upset about the people pretending to be bent out of shape.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridezum View Post
    Sad thing is , nobody even commented on Nino's skills. Check out that form clearing that tabletop.
    Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Styling it like that isn't quite as simple as it is on a BMX bike or a DH rig where your seat is way lower than the bars. That dude just rips, and at anaerobic threshold....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    People make fun of others and try and bring them down when they are not truly happy with themselves or what they have. It is a sign of weakness and small minded weak people usually don't change.

    On the flip side, I never see people with 29er's making fun of other peoples wheel sizes so I suppose it is safe to say we are all happy with our choice. So in that sense, if by "gay" he means 'happy' then yes.



    Now we are making fun of people with physical difficulties. Way to go.
    kjlued, You have never ridden around some of the people we ride with. There is an obvious aversion to 26 inch wheels from those who ride 29. Then they say, "Wow, you guys flew down that trail!" Once they catch up to us at the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Agreed, who still thinks making fun of things by calling them "gay" is still funny or acceptable? It's juvenile at best and hateful at worst so why go there?
    Wow.. the internet has really made everyone master debaters... get it? I said master debater! hahahahahaha
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    Totally secure in my own manhood...I dont think you dudes get it. No one wants to come up and hang out/talk to you when you are having a sausage fest on the trail. Same reason wakeboarders tend to wear trunks over wetsuits unlike surfers....no one wants to sit in the boat for 2 hours watching each other. Cover your junk! I mean, you can wear whatever the heck you want, but face the shunning consequences from me and everyone in my crew.
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    Wait, I missed a comment! Baggies make me a poser a$$ and lycra makes you so hard core and FAST I assume? Wowsers. At least my argument isn't based on assumptions. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    IME Lycra gets caught on the saddle way more often than baggies. If I hitch my baggies high up, they don't get caught. Lycra gets caught no matter what. I wear my roadie bib shorts under my baggies for the padding.
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    Yeah i found that to be the case. And wearing only the cycling shorts w/ shirt on a 96 degree day when i was getting completely drenched in sweat was highly functional and nice.

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