29er curious??

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  • 08-14-2010
    fjtort2X
    29er curious??
    i've heard rumors that 29ers are for taller people... i am interested in 29ers... but i am only 5'10"... what are your guys thoughts?
  • 08-14-2010
    247
    I am 5'10'' and think it should be a rule that anyone over 5'9'' should ride a 29er... But that's me.....
  • 08-14-2010
    KYjelly
    Im 5'10" and have 2 29rs. Go ride one and decide for yourself. Im getting rid of all my 26rs now.
  • 08-14-2010
    slayer27
    I'm 5'8" and have two 29ers. Only bikes I ride.
  • 08-14-2010
    [email protected]
    5'9" and I have two 29'rs. Sold my 26'er.
  • 08-14-2010
    scyule
    I think early on such an issue was there... More modern designs have pretty much eliminated it...Even then, 5'10" was never a problem....maybe someone 5 feet tall might have a bit of a callenge
  • 08-14-2010
    stick-boy1
    I'm 5'5". Called BS on that myth a while ago.
  • 08-14-2010
    fjtort2X
    thanks guys!! kinda leaning towards a specialized camber 29er possibly pro
  • 08-14-2010
    [email protected]
    I am really a fan of the vassago wetcat geo.
  • 08-15-2010
    G
    Does Verne Troyer ride a 29er?
  • 08-15-2010
    tihsepa
    You can get special shoes and pedals to make a 29er work for shorter people.
  • 08-15-2010
    Zoomie
    5'11", ride a GF HiFi and couldn't be happier. G2 geometry is magic....
  • 08-15-2010
    Turveyd
    It's a mass thing, not a height thing, it takes 9% longer from contact to highest point on contact with a rock / root , which means the peak force is less and you get to ride like someone who's 9% lighter atleast in this respect.
  • 08-15-2010
    pimpbot
    'Only 5'10"?'
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fjtort2X
    i've heard rumors that 29ers are for taller people... i am interested in 29ers... but i am only 5'10"... what are your guys thoughts?

    Wow. You must be a shorty freak. I mean, that is only the average height for a man in the US. :D

    I'll bet your LBS told you that, and they don't sell 29ers. Am I right? :thumbsup:
  • 08-15-2010
    DFYFZX
    Height has nothing to do with it. Bruce Brown's wife is like 5'1" and rides one. If you like to role OVER things, get one. If running INTO things is your thing, stay with 26ers;) Don't be interested just because of height...

    http://www.ninerbikes.com/fly.aspx?l...true&taxid=103
  • 08-15-2010
    Turveyd
    With 140mm Forks around 29ers are becoming bikes you can land jumps, wouldn't go to big though bigger wheels are likely weaker when it comes to that.