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    CreamPuff 100 Race 26 or 29

    trying to plan for next year ..I see alot of SS's in attendance @ This race ..have any of you guys done it and if so what size bike did you run ..

    PS V , until you resurrect another Single and conquer more than the dump ..please stay off my post ..2bfq's and under armor of course

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    About a third of our field is singlespeed and about a third of those were 29ers this year. Rudi Nadler rode his fixie 'cross bike.
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    I've singled it

    Quote Originally Posted by 2(BFQ)'s x 1gear
    ..have any of you guys done it and if so what size bike did you run ..
    I singled the Puff in '02 on a 26" Vulture with a 5" fork. That's the last time I do that!

    I've also contested the Puff on an FS a couple times.

    Anyway... Puff or no, if I were buying a new SS right now, it'd be a 29er -- no question.

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    What ever feels best

    2 BFQ (What does that stand for?) Anyway, In this diverse equipment arena, I would experiment with both and ride what fits your style of riding. I know plenty of people wno have used both 26 and 29 and have liked or not both.

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    2 kinds, each 1 gear

    '04-> Ramblumtick 26" SS with a FOXRLC 125
    '05-> Hunter 29" SS KM fork

    I dug them both, but the 29er just rolls better. On the flat and less steep roads, I felt like the momentum of the larger wheels kept me moving a wee bit faster. Next time, it'll be SS29 for me again...hopefully minus the cramps on the last lap!


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    BTW,great event Dude! Fun Folks in them thar hills! Bert et al. How did the interviews go for you?
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    My wife rode the Puff this year on her new 29er, the Niner 0ne9.
    Here she is in the middle of God's creation at mile infinity....
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    SS next year...

    two friends and I finished our first Puff this year on gearies...but are ALL planning on going SS next year ( 29'er for me !) Was probably behind Madre when that pic was taken (approach to Aid 2 ) planted the seed of SS29 for me....insparational woman. P.S. Don, same course next year ? it rocked !
    that rug really tied the room together.

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    Easy answer

    go 69er! I'm intrigued by this as well, I had my Sycip built around a 100 mm fork and have decided to get a new rigid disc for my baby, so I think I may give the 69er combo a whirl maybe even next year at Puff. Reminds me I need to contact Walt Works and order my fork, Team Dickey's post regarding his experience with Walt and the ride of his fork pushed me that way.

    By the way Don, I 2nd keeping the course from last year I loved those first 30+ miles,but I hope you can add back in the sections that unfortunately were scrapped this year. It surely would be even more epic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger___
    ...By the way Don, I 2nd keeping the course from last year I loved those first 30+ miles,but I hope you can add back in the sections that unfortunately were scrapped this year. It surely would be even more epic!

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