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    NEW 36" Mountain Bike Wheel Size Announced

    I know that a lot of people are switching from their 26s to 29s for better rolling and off road performance but now it seems the NEW standard and final word in wheel size is about to be announced and its 36! Yep you heard it here first!! 36" !!! I managed to get a spy shot of a prototype and here it is.....

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    Okay, since you're the FNG I'll go easy on you. There is only one bike related thread in the OC, that is Hawg's bike thread. All other bike threads are banished to the wide, wide world of mtb's that is known as MTBR. Thanks for your understanding, enjoy your visit, please return your seat to its fully upright and locked position.

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    NEW 36" Mountain Bike Wheel Size Announced

    Ummmm ok . Wasn't aware of that " rule"
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    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    It's okay Gerth. I forgive you, but don't let it happen again.
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    That'll never work...the chain angle's too steep.

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    Nothing new about Black Sheep Cycle’s titanium frame 36er bike. Has been around for a few years.
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    Re: NEW 36" Mountain Bike Wheel Size Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Nothing new about Black Sheep Cycle’s titanium frame 36er bike. Has been around for a few years.

    Yeah I don't know how they missed that one

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    Saw a cool write up on 36rs. They are really good for riders 6'5"+.

    At 6'2" the best part of my 29r was hopping on a bike that felt like it actually FIT me. To hell with all the other magical attributes people claim 29rs have.

    Someone suggested in another thread that they think the best move bike companies could make with wheel sizes would be to set them up on a sliding scale to match frame size. ES and S = 26, M = 650, L and XL = 29, XXL = 36. Makes perfect sense to me, but thats not saying much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerth View Post
    Ummmm ok . Wasn't aware of that " rule"
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    Great, finally a wheel size with the same measurements of my penis.......
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Great, finally a wheel size with the same measurements of my penis.......


    That's inches not millimeters.

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    Tone's, you're always so subtle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    That's inches not millimeters.
    I think he meant Imperial Millimeters....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Great, finally a wheel size with the same measurements of my penis.......
    Girth, length or volume?

    Clearly we need a more specific visual.

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    Careful, he might post pics.

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    I've seen pics, it's unlike anything you have ever seen before or can imagine. Not in a good way, that is... unless you find warts attractive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I've seen pics, it's unlike anything you have ever seen before or can imagine. Not in a good way, that is... unless you find warts attractive.
    I think you are confused and mixed up. Wasn't it Loudviking with the unsightly wart issue. Tones was the one with a fish stuck in his junk eating him a millimeter at a time.
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    Warning: Objects are further than they appear.
    Word.
    I'm afraid of heights so a 26'r fits me to a T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Saw a cool write up on 36rs. They are really good for riders 6'5"+.

    At 6'2" the best part of my 29r was hopping on a bike that felt like it actually FIT me. To hell with all the other magical attributes people claim 29rs have.

    Someone suggested in another thread that they think the best move bike companies could make with wheel sizes would be to set them up on a sliding scale to match frame size. ES and S = 26, M = 650, L and XL = 29, XXL = 36. Makes perfect sense to me, but thats not saying much.
    You just gave me an all time bike industry money making idea.

    Why not have ANY wheel/tire size available, custom tailored to your height and size? Would that that create a more perfect bike fit for EVERYONE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think you are confused and mixed up. Wasn't it Loudviking with the unsightly wart issue. Tones was the one with a fish stuck in his junk eating him a millimeter at a time.
    I guess you were unaware about their little "meeting"? They exchanged a few things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Saw a cool write up on 36rs. They are really good for riders 6'5"+.

    At 6'2" the best part of my 29r was hopping on a bike that felt like it actually FIT me. To hell with all the other magical attributes people claim 29rs have.

    Someone suggested in another thread that they think the best move bike companies could make with wheel sizes would be to set them up on a sliding scale to match frame size. ES and S = 26, M = 650, L and XL = 29, XXL = 36. Makes perfect sense to me, but thats not saying much.
    Never heard this before but damn it makes sense. That would make my job fitting people for bikes much, much easier. I mean, that's SMART!!

    Off topic a bit, but I did put a 26" rear wheel on a 29er today at the shop. It rode really well. Reminded me of the old Specialized Bighits. I have only sold 1 650B this year. I haven't seen one since then. They still make em'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak View Post
    ** edit - Ohh.. damn.. I broke the rule myself. I'll be right back, I must repent while holding a Park Tool.
    The weak are easily led astray, my son.

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    NEW 36" Mountain Bike Wheel Size Announced

    I posted this in off camber as a joke ! It was meant to poke fun at the war between 26-27.5 and 29 camps.
    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerth View Post
    I posted this in off camber as a joke ! It was meant to poke fun at the war between 26-27.5 and 29 camps.
    The thing is, you might be on to something here for our very tall members. Tell us more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerth View Post
    I posted this in off camber as a joke ! It was meant to poke fun at the war between 26-27.5 and 29 camps.
    Too late to cover your ass, D$ is still pissed at you.

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