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    So if no Knolly 29er then what else?

    I'm assuming that even if Knolly anounced a 29er later this year, it probably wouldn't be available until late 2014 at the earliest? So knowledgeable Knolly peeps, what would your choice be from current 29er models. I'm thinking, carbon, longer travel 140mm fork, maybe the new Pike or Fox 34's with Avys 29er cartridge (if this comes about)? The Ripley is getting some good press and is really well made but I have read comments that it does not match the Yeti SB95 Carbon or SC Tall Boy C for desending? Also the new Niner Rip9 RDO has had some good reviews and apparently desends well?

    Does anybody have ride time on these or others that can give some advice or know of other peoples experience.

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    I recently test rode the SB95, S stumpy29 & the Niner RDO with XX1 build. The later was my pick for the best handling wagon wheel that I'd spend my $$$$ on.

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    hi, was that the Niner Rip9 carbon and SB95 carbon?

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    Both were the high end big $$$ builds carbon frames

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    i have ridden all of them quite a bit. no time on the carbon sb95 but my pick was the tallboy ltc. that thing just motors over everything

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    Trek Remedy 29 140mm, but no carbon model.
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    Specialized Enduro 29.

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    not carbon, banshee prime?

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    If I were going to buy a big-travel 29er today, it would be the new carbon enduro.

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    If you want a 29er comparable to a Knolly, I'd say spend some time reading up on the Cannondale Trigger 29er 1. It should be renamed the Jekyll 29er 1, considering how beefy and capable it's made out to be.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cann...+1+test+review

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    Titus is coming out with an El Guapo 29. 140mm rear travel with a CCDB air. 12x142mm rear, ISCG 05. Designed around the new Pike 29 fork. Should be available sometime in the next month.
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    I would wait for the Knolly 650B bike. I bet you'll be able to buy one before you give up on your 2014 NYE resolution.
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    My Prime complements my Endo really well!

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    dude it would be *****n if knolly would just make 29r with like 5.5 inches of travel..low bb..and slack. that thing would be a machine. I would order immediately

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    Testing the right size frame (I'm an XL) here in the UK is a problem, so I will have to go by user reviews. Thanks for you suggestions I'm going to look into all of them.

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    I'll bet a hundred to the dozen knolly won't go 29.

    A tamed (wheels) Endo on the other hand? Well there is a market for that, I think.

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    craigstr, not considered the Titus EG 29er before but sounds interesting, thanks for suggesting. Love the Ed Oxley vids of him testing the prototype. Are you getting one?

    bionicman, the Rip9 RDO is at a crazy price over hear in the UK (2,900.00). so I would be tempted to import (around 2,300.00 with taxes). Read some good things about this bike.

    qbert, the Prime's got lots of good rider feedback but at around 31/32 lbs build weight maybe not as light as I was looking for.

    invol2ver, I'll add the SC TB2 carbon to the list then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISharted View Post
    I'll bet a hundred to the dozen knolly won't go 29.
    yeah, i doubt it, its not their style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger View Post
    craigstr, not considered the Titus EG 29er before but sounds interesting, thanks for suggesting. Love the Ed Oxley vids of him testing the prototype. Are you getting one?

    bionicman, the Rip9 RDO is at a crazy price over hear in the UK (2,900.00). so I would be tempted to import (around 2,300.00 with taxes). Read some good things about this bike.

    qbert, the Prime's got lots of good rider feedback but at around 31/32 lbs build weight maybe not as light as I was looking for.

    invol2ver, I'll add the SC TB2 carbon to the list then?
    what aboot the transition bandit 29...i-cycles up here have got them..take you on a tour of the local trails at the same time..
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    Quote Originally Posted by loamranger View Post
    craigstr, not considered the Titus EG 29er before but sounds interesting, thanks for suggesting. Love the Ed Oxley vids of him testing the prototype. Are you getting one?
    Planning on building one up this winter. I will take most of the parts off my 26" EG, buy a Pike and a set of American Classic AM 29 wheels. After racing my Carbon Rockstar all season, I dont even enjoy riding a 26" bike anymore.

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    I'm going to lose some respect for Knolly if they come out with a 29r...not everyone needs to hop on the band wagon (wheel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaXCarp View Post
    I'm going to lose some respect for Knolly if they come out with a 29r...not everyone needs to hop on the band wagon (wheel).
    As 29ers have been around for 10+ years it is long past the bandwagon stage. They aren't for everyone, just simply another option in the world of bikes, not worth losing respect over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinS View Post
    As 29ers have been around for 10+ years it is long past the bandwagon stage. They aren't for everyone, just simply another option in the world of bikes, not worth losing respect over.
    Hmm yea that's not gonna sway my opinion. I have viewed knolly as the "anti every other bike company." This would make them not so anti.

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    Trigger is a great bike, just not flickable enough, so sold it after 12 solid rides and moving to Endo.

    Enduro 29 in Carpet Fiber FTW.

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    "No one cares about your 29er!"
    Nice KOM, sorry about your penis.

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