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    29.5 - setting a new standard for big wheel bicycles!

    Ampermoching/Germany:

    Following the old and proven 29' wheelsize standard, the new 29.5' wheels provide all the benefits of 29ers with even bigger tires and better damping. 29.5' bicycles must have at least 750 mm of wheel diameter! 29.5' bikes became popular in Germany and Europe since the end of last year. Probably 29.5' bikes will succeed and eliminate 29ers soon, as everybody can see the advantages of bigger wheels.



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    whoa dude i am so psyched about that karate monkey with street tires and weird brake hose routing
    i am not sure what gets me hotter
    the brakes or the cranks
    that 29.5 bike has got me sportin all kinds of wood
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    Quote Originally Posted by iliketoridebikes
    whoa dude i am so psyched about that karate monkey with street tires and weird brake hose routing
    i am not sure what gets me hotter
    the brakes or the cranks
    that 29.5 bike has got me sportin all kinds of wood
    That seat really does it for me.

    I actually like the vintage crap mixed in there.

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    Sweet grips...very light I'm sure.

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    I like the..........

    Quote Originally Posted by grawbass
    That seat really does it for me.

    I actually like the vintage crap mixed in there.
    grips

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    yeah... love the invisible grips!

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    Very funny, john. A KM with Big Apple 28x2.35 tires. Surly displayed that setup at interbike 3 years ago. By my measurements they are "only" 746mm tall so are too small for your "new" standard.
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    olli DU bist DOOF



    now the whole world knows it, i don't know if that makes anything better

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    Worst thread ever!

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    I do not understand everything you wrote, guys, but I am very happy about your nice and friendly comments and I can tell you, that I like it as much as you do. Thank you! It's allways nice to see other peoples like your work, style and ideas.

    The 746 mm: Those tires are 752 mm tall, I guess Schwalbe made them bigger to fit the new standard, but I'm not sure.

    The "grips": As soon as I can get some brow suede grips or bike ribbon (matching the saddle color), I will mount them.
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    Dear Oli,

    I`m riding my 29er now for quite some time, recently changed the tires to 2.35 Exiwolfs...but I still was not happy with the look of the bike....

    Now I know what`s wrong... I`ll change everything to look the same like your KM, I even will have the disc tabs removed to mount the neon-coloured Magura...

    May I use the same cable rounting or is that patent pending ?

    Here is my ride which I really hate since I saw your perfect KM



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    @Bateman: Itīs getting even better...

    Olli,

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    Did anybody think this 29.5 thing was serious?

    Olli threw togethor a seriously budget build out of the junk bin and is laughing his sack off in Bavaria right now reading the comments. Or riding his new KM down to the next pub for a couple of beers, which is what I would do...

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    hey bate

    i have a spare magura gustav in yellow so we can trade

    or there is an we limited 10years gustav edition with a matching saddle


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    I guess I should use a dropbar.
    I'm not quite sure about the stem length, some further testing will prove the right size. As I do not use a flipflop stem, I can't mount brakelevers and ribbon before.

    29point5 rules!

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    What wheels size are they? standard is 622mm older wheels 630 called 27" whereas 635mm is called old 28" and obsolete 640mm. So you would have to revive standard and coax mainstream producers already releuctant to release new "apparel" for 29", into manufacturing even more niche-like market. The compromise would be to build forks, frames for 29" slightly roomier for 8-13mm larger wheel.

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    Drop bar : 50mm shorter stem.

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    Finally finished - shorter stem, new saddle & DiaCompe cantilever brakes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bateman
    Dear Oli,

    I`m riding my 29er now for quite some time, recently changed the tires to 2.35 Exiwolfs...but I still was not happy with the look of the bike....

    Now I know what`s wrong... I`ll change everything to look the same like your KM, I even will have the disc tabs removed to mount the neon-coloured Magura...

    May I use the same cable rounting or is that patent pending ?

    Here is my ride which I really hate since I saw your perfect KM



    That is a badd ass bike Bateman

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_doe
    I do not understand everything you wrote, guys, but I am very happy about your nice and friendly comments and I can tell you, that I like it as much as you do. Thank you! It's allways nice to see other peoples like your work, style and ideas.

    The 746 mm: Those tires are 752 mm tall, I guess Schwalbe made them bigger to fit the new standard, but I'm not sure.

    The "grips": As soon as I can get some brow suede grips or bike ribbon (matching the saddle color), I will mount them.
    Sweet bike dude!
    Love the way it looks!
    Nice The Cleg discbrakes by the way, not the regular Hope/Avid/Formula/Hayes bits but something realy nice you never see in the wild

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    Do we know anything about his, we have 27,5 why not 29,5 with 635mm rim or at least 630mm?

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