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    Who cares what tire size you ride, just ride the bike.

    I am so tired of the squabble of which is better. Who cares. 29 is not better that 27.5 and 27.5 is not better than 26. Ride what works for you and realize that it is not better just because it works for you, everyone is different and needs a different setup. Just drop the attitudes and go out and ride and support other riders no matter what they are on.

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    You are wrong! 27.5 rules!

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    I say 20 inch because that is the size most of us started on. Why move on?

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    20 with training wheels

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    A thinly veiled 29 vs 26 thread.

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    Spoken like somebody who desperately wants to feel better about his love of the 12" solid rubber tires. It's okay, you'll catch up on the downhills.

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    I don't care about tire size, but wtf is with all those losers riding flats?

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    I'm super bummed, because I have an awesome 26" bike (well it was before it died), but I'm just so much slower than everyone else whos on 36ers. They are so fast. I have no skills on a bike, I just want the bike to do all the work. I think I will buy a new 27.5 until the new wheel size comes out in 2 years. Ahhh, and I need everything CARBON! CARBON! CARBON!

    For reals though... Steel, long travel, 26ers will live on, atleast through me!

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    Shouldn't this be in the 29er forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Shouldn't this be in the 29er forum?
    We do not speak of such terrible places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    I don't care about tire size, but wtf is with all those losers riding flats?
    Nicely played.
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    If all we did was ride our bikes and never expressed our opinions on the superiority of our personal preferences then what would happen to all the pi$$ing matches? Where would all the highly opinionated people go to do their squabbling? Maybe MTBR needs a new forum. They could call it the I'mRightYoureWrong forum. Or maybe Pi$$atorium.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    I own bikes with all three tire sizes. Yes it's true. I said I wouldn't and well....now I do.

    Here's the one thing I've found.

    When you turn the cranks. The wheels move. On all of them.

    RIDE!

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    This thread is missing somthin

    Who cares what tire size you ride, just ride the bike.-obvious_c2e393_202802.jpg

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    Everyone knows 36ers are where it's at

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Everyone knows 36ers are where it's at
    Tall people "only" bike. ;3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroack View Post
    I own bikes with all three tire sizes. Yes it's true. I said I wouldn't and well....now I do.

    Here's the one thing I've found.

    When you turn the cranks. The wheels move. On all of them.

    RIDE!
    I'd agree with one exception - my Kickbike! No crank on that thing, but the wheels sure can turn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakybro View Post
    I don't care about tire size, but wtf is with all those losers riding flats?
    F those a-holes. The real d-bags are the ones wearing lycra on 26'ers with flat pedals with lack of trail etiquette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    F those a-holes. The real d-bags are the ones wearing lycra on 26'ers with flat pedals with lack of trail etiquette.
    Bro, Strava first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitale232 View Post
    Bro, Strava first.
    Damn.

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    People who ride tires less than 2.2" wide are GHEY

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    Come on, the wheel size debate is great for bike nerds like us: Very little reliable science and tons of opinions.

    I also own all three sizes at this point. There is no objective better or worse. Some bikes are better than others for certain things

    We are lucky to have so many great options for getting our kicks on two wheels. Complaining about it is kind of silly - first world problems much?

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    If you're not me, then your bike sucks.

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    sugai will filet all of you who dare to be goldilocks!

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    Anyone tried those new Tioga ultra-thin pedals yet?
    It's all Here. Now.

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    I've decided I care too much about my tire size. I just can't ride the bike.

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    29 rear wheel, 20 front.

    ALWAYS down hill, never have to pedal.

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to BigRingGrinder again.

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    It doesn't matter what size wheel you have....your suspension doesn't have enough travel to ride that and too much travel to ride that other trail.
    Last edited by Simpledesign; 04-27-2013 at 04:35 PM.
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    Who cares what tire size you ride, just ride the bike.

    How long till strava accounts for wheel sizes? I'm the KOM on 20's playa' lol
    I hope you have a big trunk... cause I'm gonna put my bike in it!

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