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    ss 29er for technical single track?

    i've been thinking about trying ss riding for a while now and found a 2008 bianchi SOK ss 29er for about $1000. right now i ride a gf sugar and my local trail is pretty technical...lots of fairly short steep climbs, tight switch backs, roots etc. i'm wondering if this ride would suit those conditions. also, is the bianchi a decent bike for that price? i'd appreciate any feed back. thanks!

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    some will say yes (me included) but some will say no, it handles too slow. It is (unfortunately for someone in your position) not a hard fact but a matter of opinion and preference. SS 29er is a pretty big switch from what you have now, so I highly suggest finding one that you can test ride on your trails, if possible.

    I think it adds something to the trails by taking away some of the extra features of a mountain bike. If you're up for working a bit harder on the trail to go the same speed then you might really enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    some will say yes (me included) but some will say no, it handles too slow. It is (unfortunately for someone in your position) not a hard fact but a matter of opinion and preference. SS 29er is a pretty big switch from what you have now, so I highly suggest finding one that you can test ride on your trails, if possible.

    I think it adds something to the trails by taking away some of the extra features of a mountain bike. If you're up for working a bit harder on the trail to go the same speed then you might really enjoy it
    X2....but I like to have two bikes....one SS 29er and one 29er geared hardtail or full suspension.
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    Riding SS I use a lot more of my body weight then I did going geared. I tend to use the body to push more momentum and also a lot of reverse my pedals then hammering forward. I do not think it's that much harder, can't shift really on the fly while in a technical section since it's harder to get a revolution out of your pedals.
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