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    Why are 29er guy's so uptight?

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    I think it has to do with the weasel-squeezers most of them wear.

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    It's because smart, well educated people ride them and those people are inherently uptight.

    Ahhh....the "rodies of the dirt".

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    Because every one thinks they are gay! No offense against gay peeps, unless they ride 29ers of course.
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    LOL, postv this in the 29er forum, i got you covered for your first 5 minutes of neg rep lol
    There like a pack of muslim extremists in there
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    This thread has so much potential to get good....

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    Yea you def should of posted this in the 29er forum lol , then you would see all the hate your gonna get haha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    Ahhh....the "roadies of the dirt".
    +1. I think it's lack of oxygen from the altitude- perched high above them clown wheels.

    This new breed of AM 29ers is gonna change that perception IMO.

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    Check out this thread LMAO.. I guess 29ers are now looking for something more

    36" versus 29" ??

    Might as well join a circus or quit life ..

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    Because everyone else is buying 29er's and the advantage they had in races is going away fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endomaniac View Post
    I think it has to do with the weasel-squeezers most of them wear.
    I'm stealing this phrase thank you...Surrounded by 29ers. Painfull.

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    i ride a 29er but im not going to yell at anyone for doing differently. but i agree, some of those guys can be nuts. i think they are on a wheel size jihad.

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    The 27.5 guys are quickly setting a new standard for uptightness.

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    Sorry, I don't have time to answer as I'm going too fast on my 29er.

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    I ride a 29er unicycle. Rolls over anything!

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    sidenote

    all xc and Am bikes are going to be 650 or 29er's in the future....only Dh will have 26 inch....just my mayan prediction of the future....discuss
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    im not gonna say your wrong, but im not gonna say your right either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    sidenote

    all xc and Am bikes are going to be 650 or 29er's in the future....only Dh will have 26 inch....just my mayan prediction of the future....discuss
    I think 26" will still be found on XC and AM bikes. Mostly on the children's and small women's models, though. And 650b will be found on DH bikes, and when someone wins a WC race on one, they'll take off.

    But to answer the OP's question, I'm not really sure why I'm so uptight. But riding this helps me to loosen up.





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    Bikes are awsome...I've got a bunch...one of 'um is a 29er...I like it a lot. Just picked up a mod trials Koxx too. I'm usually super uptight, but I've downed like 4 StormKings while watching Christmas movies with my 5 yr old. Merry Christmas everyone ( maybe the pirate could post up some honey in a sexy santa outfit about now?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Bikes are awsome...I've got a bunch...one of 'um is a 29er...I like it a lot. Just picked up a mod trials Koxx too. I'm usually super uptight, but I've downed like 4 StormKings while watching Christmas movies with my 5 yr old. Merry Christmas everyone ( maybe the pirate could post up some honey in a sexy santa outfit about now?)
    FWIW the Karen girl in "Frosty the Snowman" completely reminds me of Rachel Atherton...I think it's the nose?...
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    Some 29ers are fun, I have a couple and a DH bike with 26-inch wheels. Say what you want, the Canfield Yelli Screamy is perhaps the most fun bike ever made.

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    not stereotyping, but once I was riding at my local hill, me and my bud were hitting a little 4' drop to warm up, and this guy in full Lycra pedaling a full suspension 29er comes pedaling up, I nodded and waved, then lowered my helmet and put on my goggles to drop in, when the guy yells "Hey!"

    I'm kinda like "hows it goin?" then turn back to the drop and start getting ready to hit it.

    Then he's all "you ever rode a 29er before?"

    I'm like "no, they aren't really developed for this type of riding yet" and point at the drop, but I added in "but I hear they're great for XC"

    He then started up in some fat rant about how amazing they are and how they make yer penis bigger and blah blah blah all this BS and I'm just like "bro chill" and he just keeps yakkin about how great they are.

    At one point I seriously said "Haha well I gotta go, sick bike thoug-" and he cut me off to keep talking about how amazing his bike is. It took a few more compliments about his bike, and a few more "oh cool, I'll have to try a 29er" comments to get the guy to leave me alone. and all he said about my bike is "Oh yea, a 29er will work a lot better then that old thing..." talking about my 2011 evil revolt with fox 40, and vivid coil rc2.

    Like, I respect 29ers, they have a place in our sport, hell I'd even try one if I had the chance, but this dude took it to extremes. Don't tell me yo little gary fisher 29er with 3" of travel would be better for bombing down hills than my Evil Revolt. That's just a stupid argument. Dude was a dweeb.

    anywho story/rant time is over. I met tons of good 29er riders who are respectful of me and my tiny ass 26" wheels, but that one tubby dweeb was the first 29er I met, and kinda left me with a bad impression of 29er.

    sorry, the thread title reminded me of that story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosey View Post

    story/rant time is over. I met tons of good 29er riders who are respectful of me and my tiny ass 26" wheels,
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    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

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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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    I think 26" will still be found on XC and AM bikes. Mostly on the children's and small women's models, though. And 650b will be found on DH bikes, and when someone wins a WC race on one, they'll take off.

    But to answer the OP's question, I'm not really sure why I'm so uptight. But riding this hel





    This bike is so much fun that I recently rewarded it with a dropper post cable remote, 2x chainrings, SRAM Type 2 rear derailleur, and carbon DH bars.
    Looks flexy!
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