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    Almost everyone I've ever met who rides a 29er' is a tryhard poser. They might be good at pedaling up a hill over and over again, but if I want to ride a real bike, I'll stick to a 26er.

    I do know one guy who rides a 6" Niner WFO, and he absolutely shreds. Everyone else seems like an uptight tryhard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    Hey! There is no place in this thread for this kinda talk. Dude was a prick, and he was a prick simply because he rode a 29er. Stand up, be proud and tell the world

    yep yep yeppers
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    Almost everyone I've ever met who rides a 29er' is a tryhard poser. They might be good at pedaling up a hill over and over again, but if I want to ride a real bike, I'll stick to a 26er.

    I do know one guy who rides a 6" Niner WFO, and he absolutely shreds. Everyone else seems like an uptight tryhard.
    +2 lolol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    here...did I deliver
    Well done Shiver. Thanks K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    here...did I deliver
    Thats's what I'm Talking about!
    Merry Xmas everybody.

    I Put up this question yesterday and want to thank you all for your replies, it has made my day.
    I got so much **** for asking the simple question on a 26 vs. 29er forum the other day
    "why are 29ers so great?" It was put up in a 29er forum, of course, but I found it under 'new posts" and asked.

    Then I said a 9er is like going from a short board to a long board (surfing). Boy, did that start some ****! It's the best comparison I have found yet.

    Personally think the extra 3 inches might be needed somewhere else as well with these pricks. When we were kids, we called the roadies "Bike Snobs" , guy's who put up their noses to us bmx'ers. I know now its because they are jealous of our riding abilities. They were then, and are now. I guess their biggest argument is that they make them go faster and they aren't there to get air off big jumps anyway. If they are there for the workout, why make it easier? It's like their mentality is to get it over with before they even start. I also think it makes the dirt feel more like the road for them.

    Maybe they are uptight because of all the leg shaving, and if they miss a day, their tights might get snagged? Or, the wives *****ing about whose razor it is in the shower, that is, the wives who haven't found out they are gay yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    not stereotyping.....

    but that one tubby dweeb was the first 29er I met, and kinda left me with a bad impression of 29er.
    LOL. A black homeless man once pestered me for money. He left a bad impression on me now I dislike all black people.

    Yeah...that makes sense.

    I ride a 29er. I appreciate all styles of riding and all wheel sizes. Every riding style/wheel size has cult followers with blinders on to nothing other than what they own. You can't change their minds. Whatever keeps you peddling...

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    Been riding mtb's since 1990. Before front suspension, disc brakes etc. Hell, even before V brakes-lol.

    Last 26" bike I had was a Yeti 575. I thought it was the ultimate. Had 2 sets of wheels I used, a beefy set and a lighter xc set. The bike could do anything. 2 years ago I bought an fs 29er frame (4" travel) to see what the hype was about. Well, from the get go, I was climbing stuff almost every time that on the Yeti I'd only make half the time. But the Yeti was way better going downhill. Then I put a 120 thru axle fork on it, and bigger tires. OK, still a goat going up, and a lot better going down.

    Fast forward to this summer, bought a Kona Satori frame and Fox 34 140mm fork. 5.5" travel front and rear. Big tires, wide bar etc. This bike does everything.

    But the big thing for me is the fit. I have long arms and legs for my height, and the 29ers let me have the seat height even with the bars without using goofy high rise stems and 2.5" rise bars. Actually this new ride has a zero rise stem and low rise bars. Perfect for the east coast technical downhills.

    But I digress. Even though now I only ride 29ers, I dont care what anyone else rides. I dont tell them my bike is better (which its not, its just different). I dont tell them they would be a better rider on a 29er. I am just happy to get out and ride, and I am happy to have some great people to ride with.

    So dont lump all 29er riders into that category that we all hate 26" bikes. All kinds of bikes have a-hole riders. Like a guy here that rides the local xc trails on his 7" travel, coil shocked, fox 36 up front, FR bike, that we wait for on every climb without saying a word to him, but on the 1 downhill section thats steep and rocky for 100 ft and he gets 50 feet in front of us and tells us at the bottom that we should all be riding bikes like his-lol.

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    Yeah........well, no.

    In the end wheel size is irrelevant. I only judge other riders by the kind of beer they drink.
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    Uptight who you calling uptight. 29er are the only bike they should make. 26" bikes are dead!!!!!!!. I kid I kid lol, I ride both and like them for different reasons. I had a enduro evo, sold it and bought a glory 00 and I have a stumpjumper 29er that's been a good bike so far. I think I'm going to buy a Rocky Mountain slayer to do some enduro racing this year though. Each bike has there purpose and each group has there aholes

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomboyjr View Post
    bought a Kona Satori frame
    A kona? I stopped reading right there.

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    I grew up riding 26" then stopped riding for several years. Just got back into riding this year and rented a 29" at the local ski lift mtn to see what it was all about. I liked it and bought a 29" HT which I ride with flats and I'm not on strava or wearing Lycra. Now that I'm getting my skills back I'm anxious to get on a squishy 26" and hope to buy one for more DH riding. I didn't even know about the b*tchy 29er dudes until reading forums, I don't pay attention to parking lot whores either. I ride with groups that are all on 26" and they don't give me s*it. Seems like the uptight dudes care way too much about image than learning how to ride better, they were the kids who had training wheels until they were 7 and couldn't jump curbs.. Haha. So as a 29er rider I agree that there are quite a few out there that need to shut up and ride and quit telling me to go clipless as well.

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    When you tryhard, you die hard.

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    I tested a 29r Giant FS before deciding on a lighter 26" am bike (Transition Bandit) . The 29r "rolled over logs" but that was about it. It was sluggish in berms, and I didn;t like how it felt on drops. I like my Syren for DH and despite the salepitch and what some XC riders say about 29rs... I'm not convinced.
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    I'm a 29er guy. Here's my gift:

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    not so sure about the bulls hat

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    about 1 more PSI and those things are gonna pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatMutt View Post
    A kona? I stopped reading right there.
    And this thread is about '29er' riders being uptight?lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    LOL. A black homeless man once pestered me for money. He left a bad impression on me now I dislike all black people.

    Yeah...that makes sense.

    I ride a 29er. I appreciate all styles of riding and all wheel sizes. Every riding style/wheel size has cult followers with blinders on to nothing other than what they own. You can't change their minds. Whatever keeps you peddling...
    Ahh i see it now, nice try brah.

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    Come on Moosey... Turn on the hate. Keep this fun.

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    Yeah, black homeless people leave a bad taste in my mouth Alberto. Good point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    Come on Moosey... Turn on the hate. Keep this fun.
    Sorry, what I meant to say is

    those damn 29er riders. I want to punch them in their snobby big wheel lovin faces.

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    Moar psi!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatMutt View Post
    A kona? I stopped reading right there.
    Cool story BRAH ..

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    More Xmas porn !

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Cool story BRAH ..
    For next time
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