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    29ers are enormous

    Yesterday, my new bike got delivered--Lynskey Pro29. Now, bear in mind that this is my first proper mountain bike, as my old 26" GT Timberline was converted to a commuter long ago, and my other bike is a roadie.

    If you've been dealing with mountain bikes for a while, I expect this is an experience you'll have a hard time relating to, but when I got the Lynskey out of the box and put some of the parts together: Holy Cats! Mountain bikes got huge! It feels like twice the size of my other bikes. Cool.

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    Same thing here, been riding my Tamland 1 for a few years and now my mountain bike (Marin Pine Mountain 2) seems like its twice the size.

    (The Tamland is a commuter, the PM2 is my first MB)
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    My 2016 FSR 29er is quite a bit bigger than my 26" HT stumpjumper.
    My girlfiend recently upgraded her old 26" full suspension for a modern 27.5 full suspension.
    Her bike is nearly same high as mine now. After all the times of her saying how gigantic my bike is. My medium Specialized and her small Santa Cruz lean handlebar to bar end.

    Yep, they are larger.

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    ...and far more capable of eating whatever terrain comes their way.
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    When I unboxed my first 29er, I finally felt like they made a bike for my size (6’4”, 210#). That was 10 years ago, 29ers have improved my experience forever and when I see a 26” bike, it just doesn’t look right.


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    I was surprised when I bought mine in the store for the first time. My 2nd bike was a 650b Stumpjumper and years later, I swapped it out for another 29er. I now have two 29ers in my garage. My hardtail 29er has a 51mm fork offset while my other 29er has a 44mm offset. I can definitely see the difference between the two on the trail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by isleblue65 View Post
    When I unboxed my first 29er, I finally felt like they made a bike for my size (6’4”, 210#). That was 10 years ago, 29ers have improved my experience forever and when I see a 26” bike, it just doesn’t look right.
    I'm close to your size. Guys over 6' make a 29er look like short folks on a 26er.

    A proportional fit for us bigger fellas fur shur. My personal philosophy on wheel size is that we all ought to be riding the largest wheel that'll fit into a properly sized/designed/constructed frame. Up to a point, that is. I confess I've never ridden a wheel larger than 29" and I'm not sure I'd find anything but diminishing returns above a 29" wheel.
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