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    Cool-blue Rhythm You say 29ers aren't nimble or flickable?

    Someone better tell Mike Montgomery they aren't That's the Banshee Prime FS 29er prototype he's back flipping



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    Single backflip?

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    Did he land?

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    i have a feeling that guy could throw a backflip on a beach cruiser if he had too

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamiRider1316
    i have a feeling that guy could throw a backflip on a beach cruiser if he had too
    And he probably did.

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    As nimble and flickable as the sh*tbike.
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    still better on a 26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford
    still better on a 26
    Still better on 20".

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    Judging by the speed he was going at for that high of a jump, why wouldn't he or anyone be able to do a BF? On a 29'er that is.
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    photoshopped.

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    looks flexy
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    They are starting to make the seatpost angle back which will put the rider farther back in the cockpit. But this was not the norm when 29ers were first being produced. The new breeds are much more flickable and nimble than the previous ones. Still a huge difference though in handling even with these changes.

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    Been riding a steel 29er for 7 years. It's flickable. That sounds dirty.

    I've only done front flips off mine though.

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    please go back to the 29er forum where people believe the lies. thanks in advance

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    Boogers are also flickable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyitsmebob
    Boogers are also flickable.
    I agree with this guy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    please go back to the 29er forum where people believe the lies. thanks in advance
    Wait just a second!!!!!
    Are you trying to tell me that if i got a 29er that i would not be faster, smoother, more super human like, not thirsty from the kewl aid, corner better, be able to do back flips, look better to females with my BIG wheels? WTF man next thing you are going to do is tell me that Santa Clause is not real, and the tooth fairy is really the rock. I HATE this forum!!!!!

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    other big things that are also flickable: monster trucks, jet fighters, fat college belly floppers hopped up on jello-shots during spring break, all F1 cars with their wings removed probably

    Montgomery flips things for a living. Pastrana could flick a 29er with no wheels..

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    Travis did it on a tri-sickle
    There....Are... Four...Lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck
    Wait just a second!!!!!
    Are you trying to tell me that if i got a 29er that i would not be faster, smoother, more super human like, not thirsty from the kewl aid, corner better, be able to do back flips, look better to females with my BIG wheels? WTF man next thing you are going to do is tell me that Santa Clause is not real, and the tooth fairy is really the rock. I HATE this forum!!!!!
    29ers are the best advertising for small penises too

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    Brian Lopes could out ride me on a Walmart bike. That still doesn't make me want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYMtnBkr
    Brian Lopes could out ride me on a Walmart bike. That still doesn't make me want one.
    yes, but with the help of your MTBR comrades you could look better than him with your bike at the trailhead which honestly, is as important

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    drank the koolaid,I'm back to a 26er for good !!! I hate 29ers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe
    Did he land?
    Does it say Mike Montgomery?
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    Two words that have no meaning whatever:

    "nimble"

    "flickable"

    And that photo proves nothing except Mike Montgomery's flip-ability.

    IMO, people use the word "flickable" to sound knowledgeable or experienced. It means nothing. It's like saying in a job interview, "I'm a people person." Blah blah blah.

    At least you didn't say "plush," another word with Zero Meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    yes, but with the help of your MTBR comrades you could look better than him with your bike at the trailhead which honestly, is as important
    This

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    I have a 26 inch hardtail, a 26 inch 5.5 inch travel bike, and a 29er hardtail. I like my 29er for very specific things, jumping isn't one of them.
    Gotta get up to get down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash T. Abula
    Two words that have no meaning whatever:

    "nimble"

    "flickable"

    And that photo proves nothing except Mike Montgomery's flip-ability.

    IMO, people use the word "flickable" to sound knowledgeable or experienced. It means nothing. It's like saying in a job interview, "I'm a people person." Blah blah blah.

    At least you didn't say "plush," another word with Zero Meaning.
    Hehe! Ash, you are a funny guy. "Nimble" and "flickable" have meaning, just like "plush" and "people person". Maybe people person has no meaning to you, because you aren't one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu
    Hehe! Ash, you are a funny guy. "Nimble" and "flickable" have meaning, just like "plush" and "people person". Maybe people person has no meaning to you, because you aren't one.
    nice try, but lame. i award you no points and may god have mercy on your soul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu
    "Nimble" and "flickable" have meaning.
    Define it.

    I sure as hell can't flick my hardtail. I can flick a booger on your's though..

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    That 29" Banshee Prime MM is riding looks sick though!



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    Yeah, awesome bike....DESPITE being a 29'r

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdhfreethought
    Yeah, awesome bike....DESPITE being a 29'r

    It's got me excited to see what they're gonna pull out of the hat when it's time to re-design or replace the rune. The links look rock solid and I'm really feeling the beefy CNC machines detachable rear drops outs.

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    A backflip requires the opposite of flickable. you're moving the bike in line with the wheels, and not countering any of the forward, upright momentum. I would be much more impressed to see a smooth 360 on a 29er over a jump. But I do agree that the wheel size has little to nothing to do with the flickability of a bike. I'm just saying those photos aren't the best examples to prove it with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe
    Define it.

    I sure as hell can't flick my hardtail. I can flick a booger on your's though..
    Wow, you guys sure are simple. How do you even manage to figure out how to feed yourselves? Or do you just wait till snack time in special ed?

    Nimble

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    http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/03/31/...rted-to-29ers/

    Absalon is even testing the big wheeled waters. hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haus Boss
    It's got me excited to see what they're gonna pull out of the hat when it's time to re-design or replace the rune.
    It will be interesting to compare the prime and rune back-to-back. I love my Rune, but I expect the prime (with a proper fork) will spank it in most conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu
    Wow, you guys sure are simple.
    That's how we roll.

    Quote Originally Posted by fotu
    How do you even manage to figure out how to feed yourselves?
    Trial and error.

    Now, Urban Dictionary is sure a wonderful resource. But "flickable" is still something that is discussed on a short bus ride. Along with "climb like a goat" and "gnarly".

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    Wouldn't "Ain't" be an example as a word that had no meaning, then and yet does today? I hope you teachers don't crack a paddle across my bruuuuutiful cheeks for that.
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    I guess it is nothting new but it makes me chuckle, in just about every forum there are scared little people hiding in a cave hoping hold onto the only thing they know... there all bikes who give a flying $#& what marketing says about this one or that one? I've got 26" 29" both in full rigid, SS Hardtails, full suspension.... I like them all though may personally prefer one or the other on certain trails or certain days.... Good thing there is a variety to choose from otherwise there would be nothing to hate-
    I Just wish I could ride more!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    A backflip requires the opposite of flickable. you're moving the bike in line with the wheels, and not countering any of the forward, upright momentum. I would be much more impressed to see a smooth 360 on a 29er over a jump. But I do agree that the wheel size has little to nothing to do with the flickability of a bike. I'm just saying those photos aren't the best examples to prove it with...
    i'll raise your 360 with an indian air 3!

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    That isnt a slopestyle bike is it??

    dont really see the point of using a 29in rim on slopestyle bikes. I've got nothing against them, and dont doubt theyre gettin pretty damn nimble with the r&d these things have got behind them, but not for that kind of stuff lol.

    No problem if its a trail bike (which it seems to be), matter of fact if id to buy a decent xc bike id get a 29er probably..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu
    Hehe! Ash, you are a funny guy. "Nimble" and "flickable" have meaning, just like "plush" and "people person". Maybe people person has no meaning to you, because you aren't one.
    "Hey look! I can be a d!ck on the internet! Anonymity is cool, bro-heem!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by fotu

    Haha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash T. Abula
    "Hey look! I can be a d!ck on the internet! Anonymity is cool, bro-heem!"


    I don't understand? Are you talking about yourself?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yippee_Ki_YayMF
    I don't understand? Are you talking about me?.....
    If the shoe fits....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash T. Abula
    If the shoe fits.... I enjoy smoking poll
    I think you are too blinded by your own self importance to realise how much of a clown you are.

    Seeing though you like anal..*cough cough*..ogies, how about this one. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house.

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