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    Upgraded to a 29er

    I upgraded to a 29er, and have a few rides on it under my belt, and I can tell a BIG difference. Wish I would have gone 29er from the start.

    Going over roots and rocks is a lot easier and more manageable from my perspective. The fork on my 29er is way better than my 26 inch bike, but just have the bigger tires alone makes even the small roots/rocks much smoother.

    Know people still prefer 26 inch bikes, but for me, I am glad I went with a 29er for my new bike.

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    Congrats on your new bike!
    Is it a HT or FS? I've only rode a 29er HT and loved it but I still love my FS 26 more. IDK I will eventually get a 29er FS but not anytime soon. I want to wait to see more 650B bikes and compare them to the 29ers.

    I do admit the 29ers are fun since they roller over everything quite nice. I just feel them a tiny bit sluggish compared to my 26. But that's my opinion. I decide which bike to take based on the trail.
    Mountain Biking is not a hobby. It's a lifestyle.

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    It's a HT. But so is my 26. I haven't experienced FS on either a 29 or 26, out of my price range unless I wanted a low end one, and those aren't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonScottCarter View Post

    Know people still prefer 26 inch bikes, but for me, I am glad I went with a 29er for my new bike.
    Yes, some people are just too stubborn to admit that 29ers are better.


    I keed, I keed.

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    What bike is it and what bike was your 26?
    He who dares....wins!

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    26 inch: Iron Horse Warrior Team SE
    29 inch: Jamis Exile Race

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonScottCarter View Post
    26 inch: Iron Horse Warrior Team SE
    29 inch: Jamis Exile Race
    That's an upgrade no matter what wheel size.
    He who dares....wins!

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    True...but still like the fact I went with a 29er.

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    Funny turn of phrase. Every change has to be an upgrade around here. Replace your cassette with a heavier one with more teeth? It's an upgrade! Sooner or later, people are going to start saying that the same tire to replace one that's worn out is an upgrade...

    Glad you like the new bike.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Funny turn of phrase. Every change has to be an upgrade around here. Replace your cassette with a heavier one with more teeth? It's an upgrade! Sooner or later, people are going to start saying that the same tire to replace one that's worn out is an upgrade...

    Glad you like the new bike.
    Well yeah. New tire for worn out... upgrade.

    I thought the same thing when I saw the title of the thread.

    I just upgraded my 2007 Norco Six One to a Norco Scorcher, year unknown.
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