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    I just sold my 26er HT and am looking for a slacker 26er HT for an all mountain HT bike. I guess if I had twice as much money to spend I might go FS, but I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnide View Post
    I just sold my 26er HT and am looking for a slacker 26er HT for an all mountain HT bike. I guess if I had twice as much money to spend I might go FS, but I don't.
    Try an On-One 456 (in whichever frame material fits your budget/style).

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    Try an On-One 456 (in whichever frame material fits your budget/style).
    Good call. A Summer Season is my top pick!

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    Seeing as I'm into vintage MTB's everything I own is 26" and fully rigid.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    I actually prefer to ride my old Kona King Kahuna hardtail over my relatively new Trek EX8 FSR.

    I had a 2001 Kona Caldera that I was very happy with, but found that it had suffered a cracked head tube a couple of years ago. Kona couldn't help with a replacement frame, so thought it might be time to "upgrade" into the FSR world. Then, as luck would have it, I scored an ebay win on the titanium King Kahuna frame and swapped the components over from the Caldera. Been using the Kahuna as my primary ride since. I should probably sell the Trek, but it looks purrty in my garage.

    Don't know why, but I'm just not buying into the whole 29er scene, despite the popularity.

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    Still my all time favorite


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    I ride an old (01/02) Trek 4300, so yeah I still ride a hardtail.

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    I've been riding my hard tail exclusively lately and am really enjoying it. I've own so many top brand full suspension bikes but fir what ever reason my ibis tranny floats my boat. Light, nimble an no pedal bob! Plus really fun!

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    I still ride my 26" HT, and i would never buy a 29-ner (HT or FS) because they are all ugly as hell, those big wheels just look ridiculous to me.

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    Being on the vertically challenged side, I test rode a 29er and it just did not feel right to me and handling seemed sluggish. Seems the 29er thing is biased toward the non-vertically challenged. I'll keep my Cannondale hardtail with V-Brakes and my trusty 2007 Specialized Epic with 26" tires!

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    Yes. Love my TransAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centershot View Post
    Wondering if I'm the last one - I still very much enjoy riding my Trek 6500 hardtail. I find it fairly light and quick on the trails - easy to flick around and catch a little air from time to time. All I see are 29er F/S bikes - makes me wonder if I'm the last of a dieing breed.
    You are not alone. Part of the problem is that manufacturers only put the ugly 26 HT models in the US market so people don't buy them. In other countries they have better color combinations which still makes them appealing. One example is the specialized stumpjumper comp 2011, the 26er color is terrible but the 29er colors are great.

    I ride and race my Orbea Satellite and have a ton of fun with it

    The day you need a 29er FS to make you smile, you lost the passion.
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    John Tomac MTB ride - YouTube

    John Tomac beating a 26er HT, you can handle this bike as it if is an extension of your body.

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    I'm a die hard 26er guy (have ridden 29ers, didn't vibe with them). Currently building an AM hardtail, in the 26" flavor of course.
    Axle Standards Explained

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    Does This Count?
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    Goodness all those power skids! Would you kick me out if I said I only own 26" and love them but kinda wanna try a rigid fixed gear 29'er?

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    I love both of mine!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Goodness all those power skids! Would you kick me out if I said I only own 26" and love them but kinda wanna try a rigid fixed gear 29'er?
    You won't be dissapointed !
    Simple, not easy.

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    I just bought another one today, so yes.

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    I only own one bike and it's a 26" hard tail. It's a love/hate relationship. I'm only 5'8 so 26" wheels and a 17" frame feels perfect for me. Although I wouldn't mind picking up a full susp. 26er...

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    Mine!! I love it, but it has taken the back seat since I got my new Enduro a couple months ago.


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    ALWAYS!!! Since this picture I have upgraded the fork to a Fox Talas and the cranks to a set Shimano Deore LX Hollowtech's I had laying around
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    Clearly i must build a 29 SS. Bring on the Salsa El Mariachi.

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    Im still using my KHS hardtail sometimes even i do have a FS stumpy.. could not let her go for some reason....

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    Wanna sell that fork?

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    Coming from a full suspension bike,does anyone have any advice for improving my stability on descents on a hard tail? I feel very twitchy at higher speeds and am constantly hitting the breaks.

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    I am looking for a good used one on CL now...

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    Yeah I'd sell that fork. PM sent Ricky916

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    Rode my 29er today and...

    I am lucky enough to own many bikes which include a 29er full suspension. I have been riding my 26er hard tail the last few weeks exclusively and decided to take out the big wheel bike today. I realized that tire selection can make a huge difference on how any bike rides, regardless of size! My 26er has some very good tires that work well in my area and my 29er not so much! I actually felt less confident on the 29er today! I guess I need to change my tires! I did not feel that it was any less agile, and I did feel less fatigued as it rolls over everything so well. To me, the whole 26 vs 29 thing is very subjective, much like saying one brand of bike or suspension is better than another. I hope 26er hard tails don't become extinct!

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    I ride a 26" HT exclusively. Rode a junker Schwinn for years until the frame was totally shot, then built up an XL Chameleon this spring and couldn't be happier. It's super fast and agile, plus has taken stairs, 1-4ft drops and rough descents repeatedly with no issue. I don't do any massive jumps or drops, so why waste the cash to build an FS up ?

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    old school

    Someone told me that they even have shock absorbers on new bikes! And disk brakes!

    (still riding my Fisher from the 80's)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewinters View Post
    Someone told me that they even have shock absorbers on new bikes! And disk brakes!

    (still riding my Fisher from the 80's)


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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    Fat Chance Yo Eddie. Steel is real.
    +1. Been using Vicious Cycles fork on mine the past few years. How is do you have it set up?

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    I'd say I do..

    If I didn't like them I wouldn't have put out the cash to get this brand new beauty!
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    Hardtails are the best bikes to practise on. They teach you flow and proper line choice. Anyone fast on a hardtail will be very fast on a full suspension.
    I started on a hardtail. Loved it, although after having 9 inches rear wheel travel I couldnt go back. Not full time anyway.
    I like the idea of building up a hardtail for playing and unleashing my full susser on the serious rides. Hardtails are fun, and always will be.

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    Still liking the HT

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    a classic bike

    perfect for uphill trail and singletrack
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    It may not be the nicest bike but it brings a goofy smile to my face without fail.
    Firm believer in Karma

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    Although I have a 26 FS, a 29er HT and just finished a 29er SS rigid...

    The bike that's put the most grins on my face is my first one, an old Haro Escape, that's now a single speed. I just switched it to tubeless, lol. Love that bike!

    The v-brakes work so well, that even if I could go to disks on the frame, I wouldn't.

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    Still lovin mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post



    is it a 26r hardtrail bike with a ss 29r rigid fork???? IT looks very nice!

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    Loved my Cotic Beefy, unfortunately so did the thieving scrote who nicked it from me.
    Bought a Ragley Piglet as a slightly smaller lighter bike still with confidence inspiring angles... Wass great till it cracked.
    Long story continued! Bought another Beefy and am currently building it up just awaiting a fork (which should be here tomorrow.....

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    I rode a Sette Carbon Fiber 26inch HT and had 6 wins in my catagory(Legends- 50+) this summer in the local Vail, CO series. Its was a climbing machine, but I'm sure I gave up some time in the decents to FS and 29ers,

    It's was fun being old school. 21lbs of old school!

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    Loving it

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    Yes, both of them

    I have two highend 26 inch bikes and see no reason to replace them. I'm thinking of a new 26" FS frame. Works for me.

    If I want big wheels, I have my road bike.

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    Love.
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    Riding dynamics is so different from my single speed 29er;
    I tend to switch riding between the two, just to keeping my riding fresh.
    My 26" hardtail is my choice for riding lately, I feel more connected to the bike and trail than the 29er which at times feels like I riding on it like you would a horse.

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