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Offline Jim DeLuca

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Scrap the 29er
« on: October 15, 2009, 08:44:57 AM »
Yesterday, I rode Sun. course at Alafia just to see how well I might have done.  The results were that doing a race pace my body took a pounding, and I'm thinking maybe I need to go back to F/S.  I am on a tight budget
so either a 29er F/S frame, or scrap the Voodoo, and move into a lightweight 26 F/S.  My son has the racing bug now, and he expects me to do the same, and I don't know if my bike can get it done without killing me.
Any ideas?

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 09:12:36 AM »
29er is faster - haven't you heard?


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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 09:22:28 AM »
I agree it's faster, but it beat the heck out of this old man.

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 09:26:54 AM »
me too - I went from 29 back to Full on Squishy

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 09:55:28 AM »
I was thinking about the Salsa Dos niner frame, but doubt that 1" in the rear is going to do much. 

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 10:13:35 AM »
I was thinking about the Salsa Dos niner frame, but doubt that 1" in the rear is going to do much. 

& you're in a tight budget?

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 10:26:39 AM »
Yeap....on a budget.  I didn't bother looking up the price of the frame.  It has to be less than a grand.

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 10:57:15 AM »
Hmm I think there is a nice FS 29er frame in the For Sale forum . . .
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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 10:58:06 AM »
Hmm I think there is a nice FS 29er frame in the For Sale forum . . .

too bad it is XL

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009, 11:09:43 AM »
Maybe a Trance? ohhh never mind you sold yours ???

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009, 11:58:27 AM »
Ohhh......the Trance that everyone told me to keep?

 

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009, 12:48:55 PM »
Are you a medium ?

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2009, 01:32:51 PM »
Steve......I'm a medium.  Thats why I have to pass on the XL.   It would be like my son riding my bike.  He has done that once and paid the price.

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2009, 07:47:15 PM »
From my personal experience.... do not underestimate how much trail bump and chatter a soft tail will eliminate. I think the Dos Niner is an excellent frame. I rode a 26" Curtlo Soft Tail for almost two years; great bike.

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Re: Scrap the 29er
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2009, 08:17:03 PM »
From my personal experience.... do not underestimate how much trail bump and chatter a soft tail will eliminate. I think the Dos Niner is an excellent frame. I rode a 26" Curtlo Soft Tail for almost two years; great bike.

Dos Niner on ebay for 550!  Bad timing, but well worth a try.  I'm kinda thinking this frame would be like my old Pro Flex 754 with the elastometers.  Rode like a hardtail, but just provided enough support in the back to take most of the pounding. 

 

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