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Offline Ozzie Saez

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just curious about the 29er
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:23:17 PM »
ARE THERE ANY REAL DISADVANTAGES OF RIDING A 29ER? CUZZ I WAS ABLE TO RIDE ONE THE OTHER DAY AT BOYETTE AND IT SEEMED TO JUST COAST ALONG LIKE IT WAS A BREEZE.
 AND THEN MY FRIEND TELLS ME THAT SOME OTHERS DONT ENJOY 29ERS AS MUCH..
 WHAT WOULD BE THE REASON FOR THIS

 JUST CURIOUS

Offline mellowme17

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Re: just curious about the 29er
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 08:43:57 AM »
personal preference.
bigger wheels roll better.
ride a few and go from there...
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Re: just curious about the 29er
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 08:47:41 AM »
29er is a technology that many people thought was the future.  Sadly it has been discovered to be a fad.  650b is superior and will be the new standard. 

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Re: just curious about the 29er
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 09:15:30 AM »
29er is a technology that many people thought was the future.  Sadly it has been discovered to be a fad.  650b is superior and will be the new standard.
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Re: just curious about the 29er
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 09:46:22 AM »
29er is a technology that many people thought was the future.  Sadly it has been discovered to be a fad.  650b is superior and will be the new standard.
This :)

the real question is what size wheel is 650b...
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Re: just curious about the 29er
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 06:33:16 PM »
29": Big wheel, rolls over objects better and carries speed better.  This is why it is heavily seen in XC racing.  But has more rotational mass and allows for more torque on the wheel, thus 'easier' to bend.  The larger wheel also means it is more difficult for manufacturers to make long travel 29'ers, it's why you don't see many of them in long travel versions.  Further the larger wheel makes the bike less manuverable (depending on geometry anyway) as a general rule.  This is why few ride 29'ers in Enduro racing/Super D.


Also,
650b is 27.5" with a stupid stupid name.
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