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    So is foot rub a issue with 29rs?

    I notice while putting around my yard,wearing flip flops that at times on tight turns in the middle of cranking my foot gets a little rub from the front tire. I feel the frame is the correct height for me when I stand over it, if I went up in size i would not be able to stand over the bike, is this just something you need to get use to on a 29r? Or do I need to make sure I have my feet on the peddles where they belong?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorBob
    So is foot rub a issue with 29rs?

    I notice while putting around my yard,wearing flip flops that at times on tight turns in the middle of cranking my foot gets a little rub from the front tire. I feel the frame is the correct height for me when I stand over it, if I went up in size i would not be able to stand over the bike, is this just something you need to get use to on a 29r? Or do I need to make sure I have my feet on the peddles where they belong?


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    Toe overlap happens with some frames, not with others. Frame design and frame size come into play.

    Can happen with 26ers (not so much) and road bikes, too.

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    Flip-flops don't really lend themselves to proper foot/pedal positioning. Try the same test wearing different shoes, and see if the toe rub still happens. On my 29er, I have about 1.5 inches between my toe and the tire.
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    i had some issues on my rig. I wear a size 47, which isnt exactly an abnormal size, so i'm not sure what the deal is. I sold it and went back to my 26er, but it was a PITB

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    I was thinking more of a "foot rub" by a topless babe bringing me a tall cold glass of vodka and fruit juice...mmmm, summer is almost here

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofnone
    I was thinking more of a "foot rub" by a topless babe bringing me a tall cold glass of vodka and fruit juice...mmmm, summer is almost here
    Camel toe overlap... now that's a good thing.

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    true dat! I would have no issue with that problem......

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    i noticed the same hting last week. i just took my bike out for a couple of min while wearing normal shoes and my toes hit the tire. when i were my clipless shoes i never touch.

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    I do plan to go with a White Bros fork, they seem to give a .5" which should clear up my toes!

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