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    Reflection on this year's 29er FS rig.

    I gave the 29er FS platform a shot this past year, a 2008 niner rip 9. I had a very well speced titus motolite the year previous, with a superlight wheelset. The niner had a WTB/Stan's flow setup with heavier tires.

    I'm 200 lbs+ and ride XC.

    Pros of 29ers:

    Roll's beautifully
    maintains speed and flow
    eats up small obstacles
    etc

    cons:
    acceleration was just terrible from a dead stop
    the front end is just not as nimble
    can't whip around corners
    more pedal strikes.

    As much as I love the rolling ability of 29ers, I think I'm am going to move back to a 5" travel FS 26'er this year. I want the quickness of a 26er back

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    you have my permission to proceed.

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    I begith thee forgiveness for my blasphemous comments. but alas, my observances must be heeded by those who have been led to believe that 29ers are the holy grail.....-Said very sarcastically

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms View Post
    I gave the 29er FS platform a shot this past year, a 2008 niner rip 9
    That does not compute with your thread title. A 2008 is not this years FS 29er. But it doesn't matter, do what make you happy. Any reason you needed to post this? Any reason I needed to respond?

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    just curious - how tall r u?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms View Post
    titus motolite with a superlight wheelset.

    The niner had a WTB/Stan's flow setup with heavier tires

    acceleration was just terrible from a dead stop

    I want the quickness of a 26er back
    Sorry, but: duh?! We all have our personal preferences, including wheel size, and I have absolutely nothing against that. But for your own sake you should at some point give some 29ers a fair shot that are more similar to the direction you want to go. Why make expensive decisions with incomplete information? Demo and borrow what you can in both wheel sizes if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms View Post
    I gave the 29er FS platform a shot this past year, a 2008 niner rip 9.

    As much as I love the rolling ability of 29ers, I think I'm am going to move back to a 5" travel FS 26'er this year. I want the quickness of a 26er back




    Please send unwanted 29er to me for proper disposal.

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    Sounds like you need a Ventana El Chucho !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning Lizard View Post
    Sounds like you need a Ventana El Chucho !
    or maybe the El Bastardo or some other 650b converted frame. I've heard the Blur LTc works great for that

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    not to try and push you one way or another but of course a bike will accelerate quicker with a superlight wheelset than a heavier wtb/ flow set. btw, what bike was it? i ride pretty rocky trails and hardly ever get pedal strikes.

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    to each his own i think 29er's rock the house and will never go back to them little match box wheels= that being said as b-kul said good wheels will make a big difference and the right gearing as well

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    Don't understand WTF you felt the need to post this, except for being a troll You had a light 26er, with light wheels and tyres and you then bought a 29er with heavier wheels and tyres and wonder why it accelerates slower How would you expect to compare apples to pig $hit and get anything but a bas taste? Yes 29ers are not for everyone and then there's the ones that just want to try to prove they are not and I do believe that describes you. Negged for trolling.
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    Don't understand WTF you felt the need to post this, except for being a troll You had a light 26er, with light wheels and tyres and you then bought a 29er with heavier wheels and tyres and wonder why it accelerates slower How would you expect to compare apples to pig $hit and get anything but a bas taste? Yes 29ers are not for everyone and then there's the ones that just want to try to prove they are not and I do believe that describes you. Negged for trolling
    +1

    Are you going to go in the 69er forum to tell that you don't ride a 69er, in the cyclocross forum to post that you don't like cyclocross and so on ???

    However if you want to start a "Reflection on this year's 29er FS rig" I'd be please to read your thread and comment as it was another great year for new FS rigs...
    Last edited by Menzo; 10-23-2011 at 04:54 PM.

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