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    29er and Curbs?

    Out of curiosity can a 29er rollover curbs without lifting the front?

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    Maybe, but not without it being pretty rough. 36er, no problem:


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    maybe a very small curb. it's never a good idea to plow any bike into a curb. it's a bicycle, not a monster truck.

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    Of course.

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    Depends on the height of the curb, the sharpness of the edge, your tires and wheels, suspension, and you. Low curbs could probably be ridden over just by unweighting the front. The one thing that can be said with certainty is that a 29er will roll over better than a 26er, but not as well as a 36er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelzilla View Post
    Out of curiosity can a 29er rollover curbs without lifting the front?
    Of course I road up a 12 inch step when they were repaving a street near me..didn't see it cause I was looking for cars etc...

    26 inch wheel with a 1.25 inch slick...

    No pinch flats no nothing.

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    You are lucky!

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    Not a "standard" curb. Unless you left the front end (like on a 26er).

    I remember road testing a Cannondale with a front suspension fork in 1992 or so. It was the first time that I'd ever ridden a suspension fork. I rode right into a curb thinking everything would be good. The bike came to a dead stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelzilla View Post
    Out of curiosity can a 29er rollover curbs without lifting the front?
    standard height curbs 5"-7" no problems the 29er would roll over it quite easily with little momentum required but the big questions is why? Bashing into things just kill momentum.

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    lol

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    I rode a Specialized 29er FS up and over a curb without thinking about it, probably about a 6" curb with rounded corners. Makes life easier if you unload the front first though...

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    hmm is it me or is that video off since it seems he was lifting right before or so it seems? either way the video does show it did go pretty smooth going up the stairs. but yeah its better to not run into them like that and if lucky 26/29 will suffer no effects or maybe your tubell go poof or possibly your wheel might decide to do some yoga :P

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