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The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« on: August 15, 2009, 10:46:49 AM »

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 12:30:44 PM »
Hmmmm :-X A 26" XTC Advanced is my next project 8)

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 01:44:50 PM »
Interesting read I thought: 


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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 06:34:59 PM »
Sorry guys, for some reason the hyperlinks are disappearing when I try to post them.  The article is at singletrack dot competitor dot com

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 06:55:30 PM »
No offense but I think someone covered this months ago here or under another category I just bought a new GT Zaskar HT and love it

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009, 07:22:59 PM »
No offense but I think someone covered this months ago here or under another category I just bought a new GT Zaskar HT and love it
It's possible it was covered before, but the article i referenced was new and I'm sure hasn't been seen by a lot of people.  I've personally got nothing against 26" wheels, or hardtails -- was just an interesting read.

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 08:00:57 PM »
Here's the thread where it was discussed before
 
http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,4480.0.html
 
 
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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2009, 08:59:55 PM »
I thought this was that thread...

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 09:01:31 PM »
Here's the thread where it was discussed before
 
[url=http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,4480.0.html]http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,4480.0.html[/url]
Well, lookee there -- seems like the article was re-published on a different/new site.  I'm guessing this is why the hyperlinks I keep *attempting* to insert are being removed automatically by the forum software.  It'd be nice to get a confirmation/explanation on that, but that doesn't seem to be forthcoming either.  In any event, I'd delete this apparently worthless thread if I could -- but the forum software isn't allowing me to do that either.

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2009, 09:03:35 PM »
Here's the thread where it was discussed before
 
http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,4480.0.html[/]
Well, lookee there -- seems like the article was re-published on a different/new site.  I'm guessing this is why the hyperlinks I keep *attempting* to insert are being removed automatically by the forum software.  It'd be nice to get a confirmation/explanation on that, but that doesn't seem to be forthcoming either.  In any event, I'd delete this apparently worthless thread if I could -- but the forum software isn't allowing me to do that either.

 
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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2009, 09:09:13 PM »
Aren't we cranky tonight? ;D
Yeah, I probably am.  Hopefully, tomorrow morning will cure that.

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2009, 09:10:13 PM »
Aren't we cranky tonight? ;D
Yeah, I probably am.  Hopefully, tomorrow morning will cure that.

I am currently planning on being there....that could change when the alarm clock goes off, but that is the plan.

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2009, 09:13:25 PM »
I ride a 29er, but am by no means a "29er zealot".  It works for me for now.  I believe there is room in MTBing for 26, 650b, 29, SS, HT, FS, unicycle, XC, AM, DH, etc.  I don't think any format will actually go away completely.
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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2009, 09:18:02 PM »

I am currently planning on being there....that could change when the alarm clock goes off, but that is the plan.
Ok, cool.  I'm looking forward to dialing in the new ride a little bit more.  Gotta say, the SRAM shifting experience was better than anything I've ever had with Shimano ... was pleasantly surprised.

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Re: The death of the 26-inch Hardtail?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2009, 09:23:02 PM »
I ride a 29er, but am by no means a "29er zealot".  It works for me for now.  I believe there is room in MTBing for 26, 650b, 29, SS, HT, FS, unicycle, XC, AM, DH, etc.  I don't think any format will actually go away completely.
Totally agree.  The main thing I found interesting about the article was what top-tier racers were doing, and why they were doing it.  For me personally, it doesn't really matter all that much -- I'm more just looking to push myself, keep improving, and have some fun while I'm doing it.

 

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