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    No good What is so hard about using the 29er components forum for components questions?

    There is a whole forum devoted to questions about wheels, tyres, handlebars etc for 29ers.
    It is called the 29er COMPONENTS forum.
    On top of that there are additional forums devoted to general questions regarding brakes, suspension etc.
    Why is it so hard for people to grasp this concept rather than posting them in the 29er BIKE forum.

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    Generally people are too lazy to read and understand the forums. Look how many people post without reading the entire threads.

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    Any recommendations for a 29er saddle?

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    What's the best tire for a 29er? Oh, I'm also looking the best handlebar, for a 29er...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Any recommendations for a 29er saddle?
    How about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jettore View Post
    How about this?



    That belongs in the All Mountain forum.

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    I'm a spaz about the right content going into the right forum as well, but I'm sure MTBR having like 700 forums doesn't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Any recommendations for a 29er saddle?
    I use one of these on my horse (29er bike):
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    Seriously, why would you care? Skip the offensive threads...it's not like there is an overwhelming number of new threads per day on either forum, and this one is the most active. Today's new threads don't even get off the first page...so what's the downside to putting it on the more active forum, other than causing you to get your panties in a wad?

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    People should have to pass a quiz to gain access to the forums. It would be a series of questions like "If you have a question about your brakes and you own a 29er, what forum should you post in?" That sort of thing.

    [BTW - the correct answer would be "Brake Time" or possibly "Beginner's Corner"]

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    ROUS forum? I don't think it exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haymarket View Post
    Seriously, why would you care? Skip the offensive threads...it's not like there is an overwhelming number of new threads per day on either forum, and this one is the most active. Today's new threads don't even get off the first page...so what's the downside to putting it on the more active forum, other than causing you to get your panties in a wad?
    ^This

    If you're allowing threads in a FORUM bother you, I don't think the threads are the problem. I don't really see it as a big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Durga View Post
    People should have to pass a quiz to gain access to the forums. It would be a series of questions like "If you have a question about your brakes and you own a 29er, what forum should you post in?" That sort of thing.

    [BTW - the correct answer would be "Brake Time" or possibly "Beginner's Corner"]
    You can't be serious?

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    I know a lot of people complain when someone posts up about certain components that are not necessarily specific to a 29er ... in fact, most components are generally not, unless someone is asking about wheels or forks or maybe gearing.

    But I think people also know that it is the 29er forum(s) that get the most traffic ... therefore, if someone actually wants a response to their question, or an opinion, , their tendency is to post in the 29er or 29er Component forums...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR View Post
    There is a whole forum devoted to questions about wheels, tyres, handlebars etc for 29ers.
    It is called the 29er COMPONENTS forum.
    On top of that there are additional forums devoted to general questions regarding brakes, suspension etc.
    Why is it so hard for people to grasp this concept rather than posting them in the 29er BIKE forum.
    Shouldn't this be placed in a new complaints about the use of the forums forum...?

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    Never understood wtf a "29er component" was in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haymarket View Post
    Seriously, why would you care? Skip the offensive threads...it's not like there is an overwhelming number of new threads per day on either forum, and this one is the most active. Today's new threads don't even get off the first page...so what's the downside to putting it on the more active forum, other than causing you to get your panties in a wad?
    Umm really?
    No there is currently about 5 active threads in the wrong forum.
    It is not hard.
    If it is about a 29er bike or frame, it goes here.
    If it is not, it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
    Shouldn't this be placed in a new complaints about the use of the forums forum...?
    That would be about as useful as writing my post down on a piece of paper and then throwing it into a fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    Never understood wtf a "29er component" was in the first place.
    Ummm, how about a 29er fork or a 29er wheelset?
    But I agree that questions about brakes, stem, seatposts, saddles, lock on grips, cranksets etc do not need to be posted in the 29er components forum.

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    And how did I know that the anonymous negative reppers would have a field day.
    Good to see that they have found something else to get their jolly's over.

    Francois, if you read this, how about scrapping all of the forums completely and just having one. Seems to be unimportant to others to have different one's.

    My mistake, carry on posting whatever crap you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Any recommendations for a 29er saddle?


    beat me to it, well played sir
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    While we're at it, what's the best dropper post for a HT 29er... inquiring minds need to know...

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    What's a good 29er cable ferrule these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durga View Post
    People should have to pass a quiz to gain access to the forums. It would be a series of questions like "If you have a question about your brakes AND you own a 29er, what forum should you post in?" That sort of thing.

    [BTW - the correct answer would be "Brake Time" or possibly "Beginner's Corner"]
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    You can't be serious?
    I was just joking (though it probably couldn't hurt to have something like this set up).

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    I don't like the seatpost on my 29'er. Which seatpost will specifically fit my 29'er?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettore View Post
    How about this?
    See, that's all good and what not, but it doesn't match the 29'er paint job on my 29'er bicycle.

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    where can i ask for advice on upgrading my 26ers frame? and seat and spokes n stuff

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    and where do the "26er vs 29er" threads go? Cause we need more of them.
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    All in for a 26er and 26er vs 29er sub forum!

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    Nooooooo I wasn't serious!
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    how much lift?

    how much lift do I need to fit 33" tires?

    oh wait...wrong website...

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    Does my butt look big on this 29er?

    If so, what parts should I change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozlongboarder View Post
    Does my butt look big on this 29er?
    Seriously: If the observer is used to 26" wheels, any butt looks smaller with a 29er wheel under it. It's what lots of women pay the price of toe overlap and their bars way above their saddle for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR View Post
    There is a whole forum devoted to questions about wheels, tyres, handlebars etc for 29ers.
    It is called the 29er COMPONENTS forum.
    On top of that there are additional forums devoted to general questions regarding brakes, suspension etc.
    Why is it so hard for people to grasp this concept rather than posting them in the 29er BIKE forum.

    Whoa.....whoa......whoa!!!!! There ya go thinking all logically.....don't ya know that is not what these forums are for.


    And if they are asking what 29er specific saddle/grips/seatpost/pedals to put on their 29er in te 29er Components Forum, instead of General.....they need more help than any of us could offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TR View Post
    That would be about as useful as writing my post down on a piece of paper and then throwing it into a fire.
    Yeah, that is how a lot of people feel about posting their questions in low traffic forums. IMHO, these forums are more than just a place to get questions answered or help others with their questions, it is a community of riders.

    If I'm in a virtual bike building with a bunch of rooms and I want an answer from the largest pool possible of knowledgable riders, I'm probably not going to find that by going to the small room in the building where the only other people that are there are also wondering about the same 29er specific brake lever that I'm wondering about. (an exageration, but the point is valid). I'd rather go to the large room full of people that hang out there because it is a community. Then if they get a minute they can graciously share their knowledge and answer my question, and I can do the same for others because we're already there enjoying ourselves.

    I don't hang out in these smaller forums and therefor tend not to help with what little knowledge I might have to offer in those forums. The main 29er forum is filled with some seriously funny people, as well as a few tools and the intermingling of the two can be hilarious. My wife thinks I'm crazy but its better than most crap on Tv. I consider it both enlightening and entertaining. That 'Fo' guy, love him or hate him the dude is funny.

    This seems pretty obvious to me and this is the very reason I voted for not splitting the 29er forum at all. Early adopters of 29ers (a group I do not count myself a member of, though I've been sold on them since 2007), needed a place to support the idea of this new wheel size long before there was anything like the current market place for them. That is when this forum grew together as a community and why I think the forum is/was unique. Maybe now that 29ers are not in 'fad' stage anymore its not justifiable as a community, and the splitting of the forum seems to reflect that. I however don't agree with that and I've no problem keeping it the way it was, but I digress.

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    I'm beyond baffled that someone cares. I wish I had time to get upset about forums.

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    The OP will probably be so pissy that you all hijacked his thread by responding in it - it is her thread after all.

    Why isn't there a delete function for OP's to delete all other user posts from their threads so only their ideas/thoughts/delusional ramblings count?

    I have a self impsoed rule of not posting more than 10 times on any single forum, and I just wasted my ninth post on this, and it doesnt have anything to do with 29er's so I shouldn't have even wasted it in a thread that's in the wrong forum gathering too much attention?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastie View Post
    The OP will probably be so pissy that you all hijacked his thread by responding in it - it is her thread after all.

    Why isn't there a delete function for OP's to delete all other user posts from their threads so only their ideas/thoughts/delusional ramblings count?

    I have a self impsoed rule of not posting more than 10 times on any single forum, and I just wasted my ninth post on this, and it doesnt have anything to do with 29er's so I shouldn't have even wasted it in a thread that's in the wrong forum gathering too much attention?!
    Oh yeah, that is exactly what I was thinking.....NOT.
    Somebody thought this was "important" enough to make it a sticky.
    I am surprised by how many people simply dont give a f@ck what is posted where.

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    [QUOTE=SlowPokePete;9515860]I
    ....But I think people also know that it is the 29er forum(s) that get the most traffic ... therefore, if someone actually wants a response to their question, or an opinion, , their tendency is to post in the 29er or 29er Component forums...

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    You hit the nail on the head. The problem with so many niche forums is that they don't all receive the same amount of traffic. The general category forums get lots of traffic and the niche forums are neglected. I have posted things in a specific forum in the past and received minimal views and responses. When I post in the high volume forums I receive numerous views and helpful (sometimes) responses.

    By the way, why do we need a separate forum for 29er bikes and 29er components? It is hard to discuss a bike without talking about components.

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    Just my 2 cents worth... 29er Fork related should go in suspension forums, and 29er wheel related should go in wheels, so why have a 29er components forum in the first place? If it is so important to move fork and wheel questions out of the 29er Bike forum, then so be it, but to me those are the only 29er specific parts, and don't really warrant a forum of their own in the first place. I agree with sub-forums, but I think having too many dilutes the usefulness of the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR View Post
    Somebody thought this was "important" enough to make it a sticky.
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    Exactly what I thought.

    Who gets to make the decision to "sticky" something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    Who gets to make the decision to "sticky" something?
    Who cares? I guess the topic title is probably one of the most explicit ways to get users to post stuff in the right forum corner. What's in this topic is kind of irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeroenK View Post
    Who cares? I guess the topic title is probably one of the most explicit ways to get users to post stuff in the right forum corner. What's in this topic is kind of irrelevant.
    I'm just curious, that's all

    And you are absolutely right with your second statement

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    I'm just curious, that's all

    And you are absolutely right with your second statement

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    I thought that only Mods and Admin can sticky.

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    I thought being an Aussie you'd get a bit of wry feedback, but obviously not.
    What I was getting at was you have control over what you post, not what anyone else posts, or where they choose to post it. It's a public forum, otherwise known as a cyber asylum. Go with the flow or roll with the punches.

    I think your application to be a mod for the 29er bike and component forums is being processed, let that be your torture mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastie View Post
    I thought being an Aussie you'd get a bit of wry feedback, but obviously not.
    What I was getting at was you have control over what you post, not what anyone else posts, or where they choose to post it. It's a public forum, otherwise known as a cyber asylum. Go with the flow or roll with the punches.

    I think your application to be a mod for the 29er bike and component forums is being processed, let that be your torture mate
    Awesome, you now have your 10 posts.

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    There is strong sense of community among 29er riders - it's a function of a number of things, including the relative numbers of 26er vs 29ers, the fact that many riders are enthusiasts, and that purchasing a 29er is still something of a maverick decision. I'd take an educated guess that people who identify themselves as 29er riders as opposed to just MTBers gravitate towards the 29er-specific forums as it feeds their sense of belonging and community.

    I think the problem is the huge, confusing overlap between '29er bikes' and '29er components'. The easiest way to remove the confusion is collapse these two forums back into one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bascule View Post
    ...and that purchasing a 29er is still something of a maverick decision.
    Haw haw! That's a good one!!

    I went into Fred Meyer the other day and saw a BSO that had stickers all over it stating it was a twenty-niner. Glad to see that a major retailer is also a maverick.

    Re-reading this, I guess that the haw haw statement should not have been included in this reply. Crap. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotten1 View Post
    Haw haw! That's a good one!!

    I went into Fred Meyer the other day and saw a BSO that had stickers all over it stating it was a twenty-niner. Glad to see that a major retailer is also a maverick.

    Re-reading this, I guess that the haw haw statement should not have been included in this reply. Crap. Oh well.
    Um, not sure what a Fred Meyer or a BSO is, but...

    Until 29er's outweigh 26ers on the shop floor, it will be something of a maverick decision - major retailer or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bascule View Post
    Um, not sure what a Fred Meyer or a BSO is, but...

    Until 29er's outweigh 26ers on the shop floor, it will be something of a maverick decision - major retailer or not.
    Fred Meyer is a major retailer, sells food, clothes, souls, etc.
    And a BSO is a bicycle shaped object, a piece of junk sold next to, well, whatever else they sell, and looks and rides remotely like a bicycle.
    In my best of days, I certainly wouldn't call that an of road bicycle, let alone a bicycle, but it has graphics all over it showing it's a twenty-niner.
    Maverick ALL over it.
    Went to the LBS - local bike shop - Sunday and the 29'ers outnumber the 26'ers 3 to 1. Wait, I am making things up now like you are. 2 to 1. Twenty niners are common place now, there is nothing maverick about a bike with big wheels now, and would make an educated guess that any company that doesn't have at least one big wheeler in their line-up isn't selling as well. They are all over the place. Saw a bum riding one yesterday - now, he may have been a maverick.

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