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.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    Putting 29ers on my frame?

    I recently bought s Scott aspect 30. I was wondering if a set of 29ers could fit if I wanted to switch down the road? Thanks!

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    You might be able to put a 29" on the front. Take a look at the 69er forum.

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    No. The radius is about 1.5 inches more. In the rear, the chainstays you have are short for good handling and climbing. A big wheel would get pinched between the chainstays near the seat tube, or hit the seat tube. In the front, the big tire would hit the fork brace. People convert to 69ers by putting a new 29er fork on yur frame. You could do that, but be aware that your front end will be raised and your head angle would slacken, which will effect handling, especially steering precision.
    Like RedBen said, check out the 69er forum for people who have made that conversion. A lot of them switch to 29er rigid forks, which aren't as tall as suspension forks, to minimize the height and handling problem.
    If you just bought the bike, go enjoy it and don't worry about not having the latest fad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    No. The radius is about 1.5 inches more. In the rear, the chainstays you have are short for good handling and climbing. A big wheel would get pinched between the chainstays near the seat tube, or hit the seat tube. In the front, the big tire would hit the fork brace. People convert to 69ers by putting a new 29er fork on yur frame. You could do that, but be aware that your front end will be raised and your head angle would slacken, which will effect handling, especially steering precision.
    Like RedBen said, check out the 69er forum for people who have made that conversion. A lot of them switch to 29er rigid forks, which aren't as tall as suspension forks, to minimize the height and handling problem.
    If you just bought the bike, go enjoy it and don't worry about not having the latest fad.
    +1, it would just 'f the geometry, and would ended up costing you more for upgrades and fitting. Might as well save up and buy a 29er.

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    Without knowing anything about the frame, what about 650b?

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    If it's got a Fox fork you could go 650B, it's what I'm seriously considering for my bike
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    Thanks for all the input! It has a suntour xcr for the front fork. Could a 650b work then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitness_Freak View Post
    Thanks for all the input! It has a suntour xcr for the front fork. Could a 650b work then?
    Yes and no, it would fit but you may need to shim the fork internally. It's much better to get another bike.

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