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    How do you pronounce 29er?

    I know it is a stupid question. It may not even have an answer.

    So is it pronounced twentyniner or two niner?

    Also what do you refer a regular 26 bike? Do you say 26er?

    Sorry for the noob/unimportant questions.

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    Twenty nine errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I think that it may be a regional thing .

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    toooooo nie nar

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    I thought it was short for attention whore?

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    twentyniner!!!
    that's right, 3 more inches than yours...

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    I dont talk about that in public.
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    dos nueve... er

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    Quote Originally Posted by joepa150
    I know it is a stupid question. It may not even have an answer.

    So is it pronounced twentyniner or two niner?

    Also what do you refer a regular 26 bike? Do you say 26er?

    Sorry for the noob/unimportant questions.
    Twentyniner, as does everybody I know.

    The 26" wheel bikes are the twenty-six.
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    I pronounce it "dreamy"...

    Seriously though, I've heard people say it "two-niner", "two-nine" AND "twenty-niner". Pick one that suits you and if someone says something, challenge him to a race

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    Twenty-niner...or Deuce9er...

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    Interesting topic. I used to only say two-niner, but I thought that sounded odd because nobody says two-sixer, so I got in the habit of saying twenty-niner. Then I decided that most customers probably don't have a clue what that means, so now, when talking to customers that don't know, I actually say "twenty-nine inch wheeled bike" the first time then twenty-nine and twenty-six after that.
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    I've always called them twenty niner.

    A lot of people around here tend to call them 'niners' which I have to then ask for clarification if they mean Niner brand bikes or twenty-niners.

    It's the same for many of the alt-bars that came out. Everybody called them 'mary' bars even the On-One Mary Bar was just one of many these types of mtb bars.

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    Twenty Nine Incher as I and others that were at ground zero when the "tire" came out back in the the spring of 99' and really know the score do and always will. All of you that got brainwashed by the GF/Trek marketing machine can call them whatever you want but 29ers are sailboats. Go to 29er.com.
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    I thought this dude was the 29 incher.

    http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/16/giant-...ween-her-legs/

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    Wat! Dis da shiz. Im bout the Dub Niner. No? Twomp 9. Dats it yo.

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    thirty-seven point 5. That is metric though

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    bumptiybump: Svetlana Pankratova has 52 in legs? I'd hit it. She's hot in a big way.

    OP: I think germans say "twenty eight", but around these parts, "twenty niner" ... although some prefer to say "two-niner" ... also, "fat tire seven hundeds" is getting used more often.
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    Wagon Wheels?

    (as opposed to Kiddie Wheels)

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    Hi,

    I used to say Wielka Kicha, that in literal translation means Grand Bowel

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    I'm liking "tooty-niner" right now.

    Really, I go with "twenty-niner". However, I'm not sure I'd even notice if someone I was talking to said "two-niner" instead.

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    veintinueve (Veh-een-tee-new-EH-veh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpityBump
    I thought this dude was the 29 incher.

    http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/16/giant-...ween-her-legs/
    Thats awesome!!!!!

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    my ford landau or twoniner... aro vinte&nove

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    "Two-Niner" is how everyone i've ever met in person pronouces it.
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    Have you ever heard anyone say two sixer? I think that should answer the question.

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    Depends on the geography...

    When I'm in Kansas riding its two niner... when I'm at home in Arkysaw it's
    tew ninuh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpityBump
    I thought this dude was the 29 incher.

    http://www.tmz.com/2008/09/16/giant-...ween-her-legs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncj01
    "Two-Niner" is how everyone i've ever met in person pronouces it.
    But you're from Arkansas where monosyllabic words are more the norm to make up for the drawl on all of the vowels.

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    I'll tell you how I pronounce it:

    [aw-suhm]

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    Twanky Nuffs....

    as in nuff said...

    ya heard....

    At least that's the way I hear the younger generation saying it.
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    Ventinove...i'm italian

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    Man, I was expecting only a few answers. Thanks for the answer. Some of you had me rotfl.

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    Twennyniner.

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    29", twenty niner, or niner
    26", little wheels

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    Yeti's pronunciation for wah-gun wii-els is sir-kiss bykes...

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    Twenty niners .... and those who have not tasted the cool-aid ride Clown bikes
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