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    Never owned anything but a 26" HT. Currently on a Trek 4500 with V brakes. Fast and light... but I can't say I haven't lusted after a FS after I've watched my riding buddies tackle routes I balk at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Yes.

    Though I will admit to having lustful thoughts over something like a Banshee Paradox with large fork. Something like that will probably eventually replace my 26er hardtail, but I'm not exactly in a hurry.

    Since, you know, you couldn't possibly ride a kiddie wheel hardtail on anything but smooth and mellow trails.
    Some nice riding there Scrublover.

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    Still riding the cromo MOJO and lovin it....

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    Here my newly rebuilt 26er.

    I had cracked my old 26er frame after 10 years of use. Picked up a 29er and rode that for a year and a half and finally got a ebay chinese frame and rebuilt my 26er. It puts a grin on my face for sure.
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    As of right now, I still ride one, and still love it. But I love my squishees even more. Still keeping the HT for commuting, though.

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    Love mine. Giant XTC. Gets ridden a lot more than my full squish bike.

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    Yeah I'll never stop riding my 26" hardtail. I have FS for when I do gnarly downhill stuff, but my yeah, my heart lies with my 26" hardtail. You'll never catch me on one of those fad 29ers'

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    Depends on where I'm riding. If on the flat, smooth trails my 26 HT is quick and accelerates wonderfully, but on the rocky, steep trails where I live now, I get eaten up alive on the thing. Even the best picked lines result in getting the crap beat out of me.
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    Yessr...

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    As long as my back holds up I'll keep riding 26" hardtails. I just love the way they handle and how connected I feel when I'm riding them, every ride puts a silly grin on my face.





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    Bianchi D.I.S.S. SS. Been running strong for over 8 years. 26 inch wheels and all.

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    Love mine. Stock seat and post (cut down) for around town/skateparks. Nevegal's and Cane Creek Thudbuster for trails (set so I can actually extend my legs). Just under 32 pounds in the picture. A bit over 33 with the trail setup.

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    Last year I sold my 7" SX Trail and built up a Ragley Blue Pig hardtail. Also acquired a 1994 Stumpjumper, full rigid SS. Now these are my only two bikes. I just find hardtails more fun. Haven't tried a 29er and not very interested.

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    You're not alone. I love the way a hardtail feels to ride. People think I'm old skool but I really like it and prefer them to Full Suspension bikes. More of a connected feel to the trail, and cornering on a 26'in hardtail is one of the biggest rushes! I love sliding the rear all the way through a corner, and leaving a little rooster tail now and then.

    People laugh at me for the rim brakes too! Tho, I'd have disks if the frame allowed for it, damn K2, lol.

    Don't have any more current pics of it at the moment (just re-built it), but here they are.
    and yes, it is a single speed to top it all off!


    Here it is hiding behind my K-monkey. Can you tell I love hardtails?


    I know my next bike will inevitably wind up being full suspension, just because I need one, lol but I still see a nice hardtail 26 and have a strong urge to get one. I saw a real nice XTC carbon at the bike shop that came in on trade the other day, AWESOME bike! I rode one for a race once that a friend let me borrow and it was one of the best bikes I ever rode. But I have to keep telling myself I already own 2 bikes and no car, a new car needs to happen before too long.

    Glad to see there is still a lot of 26in hard tail love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herger View Post
    Love mine. Stock seat and post (cut down) for around town/skateparks. Nevegal's and Cane Creek Thudbuster for trails (set so I can actually extend my legs). Just under 32 pounds in the picture. A bit over 33 with the trail setup.

    If you haven't already you should probably take that reflector off of the fork stanction.

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    Here's my whip - unfortunatley this is where it usually is ridden to - work, but when I get a chance I hit the local trails and get it dirty.

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    I love my 26" HT. I first started on an older FS and didn't know what I was missing. My HT climbs like a cat and accelerates like a rocket (compared to my FS).

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    I still have my 26" snow bike from 1999. Old snowcats...

    I rid my 29er most of the time, but my 26er gets plenty of attention. Nothing wrong with it at all.
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    26" rigid SS 2010 Cannondale F9. It takes me everywhere! I built it from my parts box.

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    +1 on the love for 26"ers. The same inertia that keeps the big wheels rolling through the rough stuff makes you pay to get them moving when the trails go up, and that makes a pretty big difference riding here, in both respects. So some days I climb easier, other days I bash the rocks easier, and it keeps things interesting.
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    09 Specialized Rockhopper Comp that I converted to SS. Love riding it.
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    26" hardtail you say? It's all I own, one SS and a geared one for times I wanna climb evrything. I've had F.S. but the hardtails are so much more rewarding. I too admit that the Banshee Paradox seems rather interesting......

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    I like my 99 Stumpjumper. It's fun to switch back and forth between that and my 29ers. But for the time being, I prefer my 29ers. But I won't get rid of the Stumpjumper.

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    Never Stopped. But then I also love my rigid 29er.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    .......I'll keep riding 26" hardtails. I just love the way they handle and how connected I feel when I'm riding them, every ride puts a silly grin on my face.
    I don't have the back issues...but THIS is exactly the way I feel.

    I've flirted with other bikes, set ups, even gears....but my 2004 P1 is all I want (or need, really)

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