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Offline MEOvermyer

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remedy vs fuel
« on: January 15, 2014, 10:45:10 PM »
I have an opportunity to purchase a fuel ex9 29er or a remedy 9 650b. It is a frame only deal; heasdset, seat collar, abp convert hardware, fox factory series 32 or 34 float w/ CTD adjustable FIT damper, E2 tapered steerer, kashima coating, 15Qr thru axle, Rear is fox performance series float w/ DRCV, CTD damper. The major difference is the travel of the front shock, 120 on the fuel and 140 on the remedy. The remedy is only 100 dollars more. I frequent Alafia and have been to boyette and would like to check out other places in florida. Maybe part of the Appalachian trail sometime down the road? Anyone help make my decision a little easier? Also, the remedy is a ridiculous neon orange and the fuel is silver and looks way more BA. Thanks fellas.

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 08:47:49 AM »
You will get a lot of pros and cons, regarding 29er Vs 650.
I have riding just about every 650b and 29er that I could in
the last 6 months.
For me, the 650b bikes were just not that much different than
my 26" Ellsworth Moment.
The 29ers were very different, they seem faster,safer, more
stable and easier to ride, up,down and over everything.
I ended up with a Giant Trance 29er XO with the 120 mm Fox
32 fork.
With the big wheels, 120 mm travel is plenty.
But that is just me.
Suggestion, find some 650b bikes and 120 mm 29ers and ride
them before deciding.
PS... All of my test riding was@ Alafia.
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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 06:56:03 PM »
Based on what you said you plan to ride, the fuel is probably better, but it's personal taste and individual fit really.  I never did like the old 29ers i tried out back when I bought my last bike because with my size, it felt like climbing on top of it rather than riding "with" it.  Nothing beats getting the right fit for your body and riding style!  It would be a good idea to get fit measurements.  You can do so at a decent bike shop or try it out at home and enter it into a website fit calculator like the one at http://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculator.jsp
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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 09:02:12 AM »
"Maybe part of the Appalachian trail sometime down the road?"

Not on a bike you wont.. not allowed

I would go with the Fuel as it is more XC friendly which is what you would be riding most in FL 

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 09:50:46 PM »
Yea, I am going with the fuel. Thanks fellas.

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 06:54:58 AM »
No offence frank but you be crazy! 650 does everything a 29er does only better.  It will all play out soon enough. Btw spending a mile or two on a bike does not constitute having "ridden the bike" . Anyone should know you have to spend a descent amount of time in the saddle of a bike to get the feal for the geometry .  All of your ananlasys. You have been posting is bunk science bra... No bh I just can't listen to that Shizz anymore. 8)

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 10:20:09 AM »
No offence frank but you be crazy! 650 does everything a 29er does only better.  It will all play out soon enough. Btw spending a mile or two on a bike does not constitute having "ridden the bike" . Anyone should know you have to spend a descent amount of time in the saddle of a bike to get the feal for the geometry .  All of your ananlasys. You have been posting is bunk science bra... No bh I just can't listen to that Shizz anymore. 8)

why do they call it 650b when it is really 27.5"?

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 10:38:23 AM »
Chiz, I spent about an hour on every bike I tried out, some even more time.

It was not to hard for ME to figure out what felt better for ME.

Just wondering how you set up them week long truck test
drives when buying a new truck.

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 03:02:36 PM »
This is the better bike out of those 2



















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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 03:43:43 PM »
Oh sorry, an hour. I am happy that you are happy with Your purchase.  :)

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 03:49:26 PM »
Oh and 650 rulz!!!

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014, 08:40:33 PM »
why do they call it 650b when it is really 27.5"?
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26in. = 559mm, 27.5in./650b = 584mm, 29in./700c = 622mm. bead set diameter. GTS man.

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 04:21:13 PM »
The 5" travel fuel would make a great all arounder, The Pinhoti trail system in NGA is bike friendly unlike those hiker snobs and their AT trails, which roll real sweet on 29" wheels ;)

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Re: remedy vs fuel
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 04:29:26 PM »
why do they call it 650b when it is really 27.5"?


Actually, those who take the time to measure will realize that a 650b is a 27-inch. But since when did facts get in the way of good marketing?

In the April 2013 Mountain Bike action, they did a test of various wheels (Wheel-Rollout Comparison), and found that all the 650b wheels in the test were much closer to 27-inches than to 27.5.



http://sheldonbrown.com/650b.html

 

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