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    29+ or Fat ..... best all around hardtail.

    Was going to get a rigid SS but since the type of riding I do now has changed (slowed down) I'm thinking more of a do it all bike would work better.

    A few manufacturers are starting to make 29+ bikes and that might be a good compromise for my next bike.


    Here are a couple of new bikes... the second bike can be built as a 29+ or Fatbike

    Made in USA.



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    Many (but not all) fatbikes can take 29+ wheels and tires. That is what you want. A fatbike kinda sucks for trails if you are concerned about going fast. If you're not concerned about this or the effort it takes to ride, they can be quite fun. If it's a rigid one, it's not like riding with suspension, which you'll figure out fast, but they are fun to roll through rough terrain. The 29er+ is also fun, but I'd rather run that on my fatbike in the summer than fat-wheels and tires. Those fat rims and tires make acceleration crazy-slow/hard and the gyroscopic force is also impressive, preventing you from turning if you get going fast enough.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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