• 11-02-2005
    Nat
    Oh man, did I ever blow it...
    Halloween night, there I was at the neighbor's party enjoying the hot wings, homemade chili, and mulled cider. Another neighbor, who works for a famous, established, and reputable bike manufacturer drops this tidbit to me: "Hey Nat, [famous bike company] is going to release a 29er very soon. This is a brand new bike and there aren't any pics available yet."

    Dumbart here can remember thinking to himself, "That's cool...boy-oh-boy these wings are good...goddam I like this chili...more cider please, and don't be so stingy with the Bushmills this time!"

    BONER! I completely missed the opportunity to find out more about this bike, the pricepoint, and how confidential the news is! My guess is that it'll be very affordable.

    He posts here too once in awhile, so I'll leave it to him to share the details if he wants to or can.
  • 11-02-2005
    goneskiian
    Ha! That's hillarious...pass me the wings would ya? ;)

    Oh well, a little suspense is good for us!

    Thanks for the tidbit Nat!

    Cheers!
    -Ian
  • 11-02-2005
    benwitt11
    I was speaking to one of my reps and found out about a full bike 29 coming out soon. I don't think anything is out about it anywhere. A couple of tasty bits for ya...

    1. Steel frame and fork.
    2. Ample Clearance for 2.3"s
    3. Disc ready
    4. Single Speed
    5. Under $500 MSRP

    I can't wait. I'll let you know more when I pry it out of him.

    Ben
  • 11-02-2005
    DeeZee
    Rumor of the day
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nat
    Halloween night, there I was at the neighbor's party enjoying the hot wings, homemade chili, and mulled cider. Another neighbor, who works for a famous, established, and reputable bike manufacturer drops this tidbit to me: "Hey Nat, [famous bike company] is going to release a 29er very soon. This is a brand new bike and there aren't any pics available yet."

    Dumbart here can remember thinking to himself, "That's cool...boy-oh-boy these wings are good...goddam I like this chili...more cider please, and don't be so stingy with the Bushmills this time!"

    BONER! I completely missed the opportunity to find out more about this bike, the pricepoint, and how confidential the news is! My guess is that it'll be very affordable.

    He posts here too once in awhile, so I'll leave it to him to share the details if he wants to or can.

    The word on the street is that a new FS proto-type (with pictures) will be announced later this week. This news will shake-up the 29’er market and the “fringe” label will soon be in the past. :D

    WE ARE TAKING OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 11-02-2005
    burner
    you guys are all teases...
    and I got a serious case of blueballs now.


    MORE INFO!
  • 11-02-2005
    Salsa Cycles
    Rumors
    Yes, I heard one this week as well, but first I'll make a prediction about the $500 MSRP one. At that price it has to be a Redline or Haro. I got burned before Interbike though because someone I trusted led me to believe Haro was releasing one then.

    Regarding Nats comment. I think its Ellsworth.

    Looking forward to seeing who it is?!

    Jason
  • 11-02-2005
    OrBikbldr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DeeZee
    The word on the street is that a new FS proto-type (with pictures) will be announced later this week. This news will shake-up the 29’er market and the “fringe” label will soon be in the past. :D

    WE ARE TAKING OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ya ya ya... you guys are all pissing me off. If I wanted to be teased I would go to one of the many strip clubs here in Portland, OR. COME ON, If you know let us know, you are causing pain and unnecessary anxiety. JUST POST WHAT YOU KNOW or at least think you know. If necessary give a disclaimer if you must... JUST PASS THE INFO WITHOUT THE TEASE PLEASE :)
  • 11-02-2005
    edemtbs
    Speaking of getting teased..
    damn chicken wings are like a drug to me. Don't tease me with chicken wings in a post!! I swear I was a pescetarian (or whatever you call veggies that each fish) until I got seduced by a plate of chicken wings. And there went my pescetarianism. Man, what is it about chicken wings? Seriously, in college after stumbling out of bars, we headed straight for the wing place. But I digress...this is a 29'er post.

    As for 29'ers, it's a given, they will take over. I'm looking forward to seeing which manufacturer finally got a clue and is jumping on the bandwagon.
  • 11-02-2005
    Nat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edemtbs
    damn chicken wings are like a drug to me. Don't tease me with chicken wings in a post!! I swear I was a pescetarian (or whatever you call veggies that each fish) until I got seduced by a plate of chicken wings. And there went my pescetarianism. Man, what is it about chicken wings? Seriously, in college after stumbling out of bars, we headed straight for the wing place. But I digress...this is a 29'er post.

    As for 29'ers, it's a given, they will take over. I'm looking forward to seeing which manufacturer finally got a clue and is jumping on the bandwagon.

    You take a fatty chicken part, fry it in oil, then dip it in dressing. Hell yeah! Chicken wings are also what brought my wife down from vegetarianism. Do you prefer the flat pieces or the drummies? I prefer the flats. I like how the skin peels away from the flat piece, leaving you with a technically demanding move to clear the meat from in between the two bones. Then again, that rounded part at the small end of the drummy, the piece that covers the chicken knuckle, feels so good on the tongue.

    Any Tucsonans reading this post know about the Buffalo Bell near the VA hospital? A dozen hot wings, beans/rice, texas toast, carrots/celery, and a tall soda for only $5.95! Damn, Expedia.com? I need a round trip tickie to Tucson please!
  • 11-02-2005
    OrBikbldr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nat
    You take a fatty chicken part, fry it in oil, then dip it in dressing. Hell yeah! Chicken wings are also what brought my wife down from vegetarianism. Do you prefer the flat pieces or the drummies? I prefer the flats. I like how the skin peels away from the flat piece, leaving you with a technically demanding move to clear the meat from in between the two bones. Then again, that rounded part at the small end of the drummy, the piece that covers the chicken knuckle, feels so good on the tongue.

    Any Tucsonans reading this post know about the Buffalo Bell near the VA hospital? A dozen hot wings, beans/rice, texas toast, carrots/celery, and a tall soda for only $5.95! Damn, Expedia.com? I need a round trip tickie to Tucson please!


    You know, I was feeling you guys on the wing thing, but your description was a little much. I think I will just go have a steak. Actually I have very little in my wallet right now so probably taco bell is more my budget right now. mmm mmm, mexican pizza and 1/2 lbs combo burrito here I come...it doesn't really sound as good does it?
  • 11-02-2005
    Nat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OrBikbldr
    You know, I was feeling you guys on the wing thing, but your description was a little much. I think I will just go have a steak. Actually I have very little in my wallet right now so probably taco bell is more my budget right now. mmm mmm, mexican pizza and 1/2 lbs combo burrito here I come...it doesn't really sound as good does it?

    This holiday fat-up is off to a good start for me. Tonight I ate a meatloaf. Not "meatloaf" but "a meatloaf." My belly sounds like a wet balloon inflating.
  • 11-02-2005
    OrBikbldr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nat
    This holiday fat-up is off to a good start for me. Tonight I ate a meatloaf. Not "meatloaf" but "a meatloaf." My belly sounds like a wet balloon inflating.

    Nat I noticed below your Avatar you have "29 and single". When you ask the ladies to go 29er with you, do they slap you?
  • 11-02-2005
    Nat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OrBikbldr
    Nat I noticed below your Avatar you have "29 and single". When you ask the ladies to go 29er with you, do they slap you?

    Har! "Hey honey...do you freak? How about a little 29 with me and my buddy here?"

    Okay, to get totally off-color and risk deletion by a moderator, you know how the term 69 is symbolic of body positions? I'm looking at the number 29 and I'm now seeing someone tossing salad...

    Can I say that? Am I banned yet?
  • 11-02-2005
    discodave
    If i were a betting man..
    I would say Redline Monocog 29" on the cheap SS and the promised Turner on the high end full supsension per this thread. Then again a new Turner would not be that exciting since we already have two other high quality faux-bar bikes coming from Ventana and Lenz. Now a 4 in travel DW-link bike would be very cool! Are you listin' Dave?
    On the food front I will do anything for some good BBQ pulled pork. Its great before a big ride! ;)
  • 11-02-2005
    DeeZee
    Old News
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by discodave
    I would say Redline on the cheap SS and the promised Turner on the high end full supsension per this thread. Then again a new Turner would not be that exciting since we already have two other high quality faux-bar bikes coming from Ventana and Lenz. Now a 4 in travel DW-link bike would be very cool! Are you listin' Dave?

    the promised Turner on the high end full supsension

    BUZZZZZZZZZZ Wrong answer :D

    My "Mole" had me swear to zip my lip ;)
  • 11-03-2005
    Go Kart Motzart
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DeeZee
    the promised Turner on the high end full supsension

    BUZZZZZZZZZZ Wrong answer :D

    My "Mole" had me swear to zip my lip ;)

    I think we may have the same info. I said I would keep it quite, but it's hard.
  • 11-03-2005
    toddre
    Please...
    please be a gearie, please be a gearie, please be a gearie
  • 11-03-2005
    OneGearGuy
    FSR-29??? :confused:
  • 11-03-2005
    appleSSeed
    I work at Buffalo Wild Wings haha, I'm so sick of wings

    boneless wings though..in Spicy Garlic...damn
  • 11-03-2005
    jace
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nat
    Can I say that? Am I banned yet?

    haha. I have to say I'm less reminded of salad and more reminded of some foot fetishin'.
  • 11-03-2005
    jace
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by discodave
    Now a 4 in travel DW-link bike would be very cool! Are you listin' Dave?

    I was actually thinking about this the other day...If Ibis' carbon Mojo had been a 29" Dw-link offering...there may have been a much different reception on the boards. I wonder...if you threw enough money at IF would they build you a 29er Tungsten Electrode?
  • 11-03-2005
    DeeZee
    Lol
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Go Kart Motzart
    I think we may have the same info. I said I would keep it quite, but it's hard.

    Yes we do ;)
  • 11-03-2005
    MMcG
    To all of you guys witholding the info I give you one of these:p

    At least drop some hints!
  • 11-03-2005
    OrBikbldr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MMcG
    To all of you guys witholding the info I give you one of these:p

    At least drop some hints!


    Yep, they are still pissing me off...jerks
  • 11-03-2005
    2melow
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jace
    I wonder...if you threw enough money at IF would they build you a 29er Tungsten Electrode?

    Nope. I already asked.

    Big negative on a 29" IF CO-Dependent Tandem as well.........
  • 11-03-2005
    OrBikbldr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by toddre
    please be a gearie, please be a gearie, please be a gearie

    I am hoping for Elsworth, even if Tony is a pompous jerk. A Truth 29er would be perfect for me. Specialized woudl be REALLY great for the 29er movement. Any other big brand for that matter would be great as well. Small guys may start to suffer though when all the big brands get on the band wagon. They smell $$$ in big wheels. I hope that doesn't happen.

    I don't really care personally about the cheapo if it is a redline or haro. I haven't cared about Haro since the early 90's when I had a Haro Extreme. The only Redline I care about is their cyclocross bike.
  • 11-03-2005
    Francis Buxton
    Ha! That's some funny sh!t Nat. It reminds me of the first time I heard of 69...10 years old at my grandparents house, and gramps is watching George Carlin doing the cussword list. He's running through all of these marvelous words that I'm not allowed to say and then he says, "and of course, there's 69, and 71, which is 69 with two fingers up your a55". I look at gramps and say, "what's 69?" He tells me, and I think it's the grossest thing ever. My, how opinions change.

    Anyway chicken wings rule, and stop teasing about the new bikes. I can't buy one, but I still wanna know what's coming out.
  • 11-03-2005
    DeeZee
    Gearie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OrBikbldr
    I am hoping for Elsworth, even if Tony is a pompous jerk. A Truth 29er would be perfect for me. Specialized woudl be REALLY great for the 29er movement. Any other big brand for that matter would be great as well. Small guys may start to suffer though when all the big brands get on the band wagon. They smell $$$ in big wheels. I hope that doesn't happen.

    I don't really care personally about the cheapo if it is a redline or haro. I haven't cared about Haro since the early 90's when I had a Haro Extreme. The only Redline I care about is their cyclocross bike.

    Affirmative....FS Gearie
  • 11-03-2005
    jayoutside
    OK-so at least tell us WHEN the new double boinger news is going to come out
  • 11-03-2005
    toddre
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jayoutside
    OK-so at least tell us WHEN the new double boinger news is going to come out

    Trek Fuel 29er? Remeber I wrote in another thread that the MBA Trek tour article says something along the lines of "Fisher is they're 29er brand, but that could soon change"
    It would get around any "copycat" problems the Raceday/Supercaliber has. That would be sweet... Fuel is my favorite FS bike
  • 11-03-2005
    2melow
    I could see Trek coming out w/ a FS race bike. I've talked w/ reps and they could neither confirm nor deny it. The Trek guys have been good at not leaking ANY info if it's the case...
    On the other hand though, we probably would have seen something at the Trek open house in August if they wanted to get some exposure on it...
  • 11-03-2005
    GlowBoy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Francis Buxton
    It reminds me of the first time I heard of 69...10 years old at my grandparents house, and gramps is watching George Carlin doing the cussword list. He's running through all of these marvelous words that I'm not allowed to say and then he says, "and of course, there's 69, and 71, which is 69 with two fingers up your a55". I look at gramps and say, "what's 69?" He tells me, and I think it's the grossest thing ever. My, how opinions change.

    I remember that Carlin bit well. Don't forget: "then there's 68 ... you do me and I'll owe you one!"

    Hey Nat, this teasing is getting ridiculous. First you ditch Barbie Camp, and then this happens the very next day! C'mon! :)
  • 11-03-2005
    2melow
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DeeZee
    This news will shake-up the 29’er market and the “fringe” label will soon be in the past

    Well, with this statement I would say it has to come from one of the big three. (Giant, Specialized, Trek)
  • 11-03-2005
    toddre
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2melow
    Well, with this statement I would say it has to come from one of the big three. (Giant, Specialized, Trek)

    I was jut scanning another 29er forum and that person said some one in Specialized mentioned a FSR... I hope it's an Epic platform..personally I'm not a big fan of the FSR
  • 11-03-2005
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2melow
    Well, with this statement I would say it has to come from one of the big three. (Giant, Specialized, Trek)

    Well, two Giant team riders live in Bend...
  • 11-03-2005
    OrBikbldr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy
    Well, two Giant team riders live in Bend...

    Giant would be fine with me too. Despite the somewhat occasional ackward FS design, they do make some good carbon fiber stuff.
  • 11-03-2005
    OrBikbldr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OrBikbldr
    Giant would be fine with me too. Despite the somewhat occasional ackward FS design, they do make some good carbon fiber stuff.


    no lips (or fingers) loosening up yet? come on already...
  • 11-04-2005
    Carl Mega
    SpecialEd and Bianchi.

    my 2 cents.
  • 11-04-2005
    donkey
    My guess is that neither of the two bikes we're talking about come to fruition. Just a hunch based on the amount of times we've gone down this road only to be dissapointed:-)

    But I hope I'm wrong.

    B
  • 11-04-2005
    DeeZee
    Stay tuned...........
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by donkey
    My guess is that neither of the two bikes we're talking about come to fruition. Just a hunch based on the amount of times we've gone down this road only to be dissapointed:-)

    But I hope I'm wrong.

    B

    The proto-type will be released soon……
  • 11-04-2005
    AOK
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by donkey
    My guess is that neither of the two bikes we're talking about come to fruition. Just a hunch based on the amount of times we've gone down this road only to be dissapointed:-)

    But I hope I'm wrong.

    B

    Amen to that... seems like we have this same thread every few months (along with the "2.5+ DH 29er tire coming soon" thread), but nothing has materialized yet.

    I will be happy to see these things if/when they do happen, but it's hard to get too excited until we see some real product announcements.

    Course, these threads are always fun to read... beats working, in any case. :p
  • 11-04-2005
    jumborider
    It Must Be
    LANDRIDER WITH ACCESSORY KIT - As Seen on TV

    The only brand that could make 29er a household norm!
  • 11-04-2005
    Go Kart Motzart
    I was just updated and told that pictures would be posted TODAY!! :D
  • 11-04-2005
    DeeZee
    Go Kart Motzart
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Go Kart Motzart
    I was just updated and told that pictures would be posted TODAY!! :D

    Speaks the truth. They are currently building the bike. I thought we were only going to get pictures of the FRAME! :D
  • 11-04-2005
    Cloxxki
    Trek, seeing how Fisher is cranking out 29"er as fast as they can and not stocking anything, would be pretty unwise to not offer some additional 29" Treks. Waiting for the competition to fill this void would be like saying no to money and marketshare. Scratch some 26" models you're not too sure of, change the frame, wheels and fork to 29", and send a fax to dealers that the bikes will be slightly different/more expensive/LARGER. The slow selling model turns into best seller, and the competition is not getting the marketshare.
  • 11-04-2005
    brant
    is it a trimble? :-)
  • 11-04-2005
    Go Kart Motzart
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Trek, seeing how Fisher is cranking out 29"er as fast as they can and not stocking anything, would be pretty unwise to not offer some additional 29" Treks. Waiting for the competition to fill this void would be like saying no to money and marketshare. Scratch some 26" models you're not too sure of, change the frame, wheels and fork to 29", and send a fax to dealers that the bikes will be slightly different/more expensive/LARGER. The slow selling model turns into best seller, and the competition is not getting the marketshare.

    It's not Trek (Thank God).
  • 11-04-2005
    jeff
    I don`t care who you are...
    That there is funny.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brant@on-one.co.uk
    is it a trimble? :-)

  • 11-04-2005
    tl1
    That could be cool!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jumborider
    LANDRIDER WITH ACCESSORY KIT - As Seen on TV

    The only brand that could make 29er a household norm!

    Can you an imagine a television infomercial ala the Landrider but touting the amazing benefits of 29" wheels! It would need to be a single speed so you'd have none of that "confusing and hard" gear shifting too. Bicycle industry are you listening? ;^)
  • 11-04-2005
    DeeZee
    The cat is out of the bag!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Trek, seeing how Fisher is cranking out 29"er as fast as they can and not stocking anything, would be pretty unwise to not offer some additional 29" Treks. Waiting for the competition to fill this void would be like saying no to money and marketshare. Scratch some 26" models you're not too sure of, change the frame, wheels and fork to 29", and send a fax to dealers that the bikes will be slightly different/more expensive/LARGER. The slow selling model turns into best seller, and the competition is not getting the marketshare.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/intense-spider-29er-142115.html