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    Holy crap!

    So, Iíve recently purchased a 29er. I went from my 26in bike. I didnít think the 29er would kick my ass so much! Itís soooo fast, canít wait to ride it more, but, I wasnít expecting such a difference!

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    29ers are indeed very fast.


    Just donít try to turn it, everybody knows 29ers turn like a school bus.
    And the wheels are too heavy. And flexy. Youíll turn the bars, but the wheels will flex so much youíll blow the turn and crash and die.
    And donít try to wheelie, the wheels are too heavy, the wheelbase is too long.
    And anyway, even if you did turn it, the bottom bracket is so high because of the big wheels, itíll just tip over and youíll die.
    And donít try to climb. Everyone knows 29ers canít climb steep stuff.

    Thatís what the internet says. And man, the internet is never wrong.





    I kid. Congrats. Iím a huge fan of big wheels. If you really want to have your mind blown on how fast a wheel can roll and how much speed it can carry, try 29+. Going from 29x2.25 to 29x3.0 is almost the same revelation.
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    Well, I have a 29x2.4 on the front and a 29x2.1 on the back.

    Iím loving the 29er! Canít wait to get out on a real trail!

    I think I need to put the dart/smoke combo on my 26inch bike.


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    Holy crap! I just skipped right past the 29ers and got a 27.5. Holy crap!



    Also, congrats on the new ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    Holy crap! I just skipped right past the 29ers and got a 27.5. Holy crap!



    Also, congrats on the new ride.
    Cheers!


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    It's not good when the wheels are both heavy and flexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    It's not good when the wheels are both heavy and flexy.
    Good thing I donít know any better!


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    New bikes always seem faster than old bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARandomBiker View Post
    29ers are indeed very fast.


    Just donít try to turn it, everybody knows 29ers turn like a school bus.
    And the wheels are too heavy. And flexy. Youíll turn the bars, but the wheels will flex so much youíll blow the turn and crash and die.
    And donít try to wheelie, the wheels are too heavy, the wheelbase is too long.
    And anyway, even if you did turn it, the bottom bracket is so high because of the big wheels, itíll just tip over and youíll die.
    And donít try to climb. Everyone knows 29ers canít climb steep stuff.

    Thatís what the internet says. And man, the internet is never wrong.





    I kid. Congrats. Iím a huge fan of big wheels. If you really want to have your mind blown on how fast a wheel can roll and how much speed it can carry, try 29+. Going from 29x2.25 to 29x3.0 is almost the same revelation.
    Well, they were right for a while, when manufacturers decided the best way to make 29ers with front gears was to simply stretch the wheelbase, so now a bike that is already more stable due to bigger wheels with more rotational mass would become more more stable with goofy-long chainstays well over 18". Then 29ers got some pretty bad handling traits, but their handling at slow speed wasn't due to the wheels, where gyroscopic force really wasn't at play at those speeds, it was just due to the goofy geometry and manufacturers half-assing the design. Now with modern geometry on many, they handle pretty amazing. I find that downhill on medium radius turns at high speed, you still take a bit of a hit, having to slow a bit more, lest your slide sideways in the corner as that gyroscopic force overcomes your traction, but that's a pretty small beef. There are a few others too, nothing is free, but it's the right wheelsize for me for a variety of conditions, and that thing about not being able to turn at slow speed was just due to some of the incredibly poor initial offerings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDee View Post
    New bikes always seem faster than old bikes.
    Youíre right! Had a blast at Eagle Rock Reservation today. Not much climbing, but, itís a different climbing experience.




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    I wish my 650b Enduro whip was a 29er...

    J/K, sort of o_0

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    Iím very happy with mine, so far!


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    Or just get a 29/6fattie Enduro so you can run 29 and 27.5+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlpowell84 View Post
    Or just get a 29/6fattie Enduro so you can run 29 and 27.5+?
    No more new bikes for a while!


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