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    All mountain hard tail guys... rolling 26, 27.5 or 29 this year?

    what direction are you guys going this year with the three wheel sizes... seems like its dominated by 26? what are your thoughts.

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    Same, 26". Very happy with this setup.

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    They can take my 26" Chromag Samurai from me when they pry it from my cold dead hands.

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    29 for me. Yelli Screamy
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    Same, 29". Very happy with this setup.
    They can take my 29" Kona Honzo from me when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
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    Doing up a custom ti 29 SS trail/am this year w/ geo along lines of chromag surface. I might think about 27.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeePhroh View Post
    They can take my 26" Chromag Samurai from me when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
    I'm thinking about trying some 27.5"s on my 26" Curtlo. By all accounts 650x2.3's will clear fine, raise the BB 1/2" or less. Dropping the fork 20mm will bring the BB back down 1/4" and steepen the head angle slightly, which is a good thing with bigger wheels. Geometry is nearly identical to the chromag, so it's an option for you....nice to have options!

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    29 canfield nimble 9 for me.

    Please dont steal my bike after I die, even if my hands are cold. Just bury me with it.

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    26inches, all the way until my ankles explode.

    I didn't get into mountain biking to make it more comfortable, nor have I ever found a bike more fun to ride fast than a hard tail 26er with big brakes and good tyres.

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    I'm happy with my Nimble 9 as well. So 29" for me.

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    SC Chameleon. 26" though I'd love to switch to a Banshee Paradox or Canfield Yelli Screamy 29r someday.
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    29er all the way.

    Especially after 2 26ers (TransAm and 456 SS), I'm never going back to clown wheels again.

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    Sticking with my 26" evil sovereign until the frame breaks in half! If that ever happens I'll rethink about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisCSD View Post
    Sticking with my 26" evil sovereign until the frame breaks in half! If that ever happens I'll rethink about it...
    If you ever get the itch, the sovereign can take 650b wheels, with decent geometry too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    29er all the way.

    Especially after 2 26ers (TransAm and 456 SS), I'm never going back to clown wheels again.
    I think you got the joke wrong. 29er's are clown bikes.

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    Never is a bold word. I love my 26 in transAM. The honzo appeals to me as well. Too many bikes now. Damn you bike industry, just take my money and shut up!

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    so for the most part... 26 and 29ers...

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    wagon wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by dump View Post
    If you ever get the itch, the sovereign can take 650b wheels, with decent geometry too.
    Yes I'm aware and it sounds interesting as a project. However my 2012 revelation won't accept a 650b wheel. Thus I don't think I'd be willing to pay for a new fork just to try that out...

    You never know what will happen in the future though

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    I'll be running 26" on all my bikes as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    I think you got the joke wrong. 29er's are clown bikes.
    The dude's like eleven feet tall or something, so he's preferential to bigger wheels.


    Is anyone even making a production all mountain 650b specific frame yet?

    I'm considering a return to a 26" AM hardtail, despite swearing I would try a 29er next

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    I think you got the joke wrong. 29er's are clown bikes.
    I think I have it right.
    Quote Originally Posted by bad news View Post
    The dude's like eleven feet tall or something, so he's preferential to bigger wheels.

    Is anyone even making a production all mountain 650b specific frame yet?

    I'm considering a return to a 26" AM hardtail, despite swearing I would try a 29er next
    6'4" actually.

    This is what I felt like on my previous bikes:



    As for a production 650B, Chromag is making a Samurai 650B and so is 2Souls Cycles, the 650Bee Studie.



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    it's terrifying how much similar to a Sovereign that 2souls is...

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    26" till I die

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    6'4" actually.

    This is what I felt like on my previous bikes:
    Pff, midget!

    You really should save up and get a custom frame, even keeping 26in wheels it solved the 'riding bent double on top of a gate' feeling I got from XL frames. You could sell me the Honzo frame then...

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