1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
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    New rider, First post. Possible to put 29er wheels on a Schwinn S20?

    I just started to ride regularly this year for fitness reasons. I'm 6'4" 240# and I want to drop some pounds and get into better shape. I received a Schwinn S20 as a hand-me-down from my father who switched to a more urban style bike.

    The bike needed some suspention work, so a good friend of mine set me up with a new front fork and a rear air shock. He also found a set of disc brakes for when I pick up some new wheels. So that's where my question comes in.

    Will 29er wheels fit on the bike? I don't have access to a set of wheels to try and there doesn't seem to be much info about the bike.

    Thank you for any help!
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    I am not positive, but I would say no. Fork would need be a 29er compatible, and am not sure about the rear.

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    I would say even if it fits don't do it. You will completely throw off the geometry of the whole bike. 26ers are meant to stay 26in for a reason.

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    Thanks for the responses, guys. The wheels that are on the bike now have seen better days so they should be replaced. I'll head down to the local shop tomorrow and see what they have.

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