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i dont get the whole 29er thing......since i dont like to be ignorant to stuff,what are the advantages/dis advantages???? someone convince me!!!!!
oh and if everyone thought the big hit with the 26/24 combo was stupid whats up with the 29/26 combo wouldn't that be the same thing??????
just looking for some clarification...... i dont mean to offend anyone either....
 

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Just take a look in the 29er forum... there are threads on this subject all the time... I personally think that people should ride what makes them happy.. and that's then end of it..
 

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scottyl said:
i dont get the whole 29er thing......since i dont like to be ignorant to stuff,what are the advantages/dis advantages???? someone convince me!!!!!
oh and if everyone thought the big hit with the 26/24 combo was stupid whats up with the 29/26 combo wouldn't that be the same thing??????
just looking for some clarification...... i dont mean to offend anyone either....
You might find a few answers to your questions here:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=18514/
 

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kev0153 said:
Here is a suggestion for your next cliche forum troll:

"What's up with the Road Bike attitude???"

You already covered the spandex one pretty good.
Good call.

PS: and tell Jody to pick a more dramatic spot and better angle on these pix so they seem more dramatic and exciting.



BTW, from JodyGomez site, "swiping photos is not cool." I swiped this pic from your profile.
 

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before i got a 29er i used to crack jokes about my 29er friends, they'd rave about'em, Big wheels this big wheels that.... then i'd hit the 29er forum, at first it was like a room full Hari Krishna's...



then i took the plunge, got a 29er, found that i like the taste of Koolaid :p Big Wheels a coming.

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I have a blast on my 29er, but I'm still really new to it. It's also a lot lighter than my 26er, and way more bling :) Doesn't descend quite the same (less travel), but it's a great bike.
 

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lidarman said:
I'm a holdout for a 29er pugsley fixey with 1.5 inch headtubes and 20 mm rear thru axle.

Just because.
I would ony add some On-One Mary bars, in the oversize 31.8(or whatever it is) if they would make them, to make it more of an all-around package.
Also maybe some wicker panniers to carry the U-lock and cable locks.
Last, a floating rear disc setup. 10" rotors like Snatana tandems have.

All aluminum parts in 3D violet would give it that nostalgic feel, too.
 

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I built a custom 29, single speed about 5 years ago. Gave it away, to a good friend,(who had just had a bike stolen) last year. Just not my cup of tea. Don't hate it, but now I ride a 41# bighit. Go figure.
 

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Just keeps getting better.

scottyl said:
i dont get the whole 29er thing......since i dont like to be ignorant to stuff,what are the advantages/dis advantages???? someone convince me!!!!!
oh and if everyone thought the big hit with the 26/24 combo was stupid whats up with the 29/26 combo wouldn't that be the same thing??????
just looking for some clarification...... i dont mean to offend anyone either....
A cult or a fad? This might have been a valid question.....3 years ago. Check out the 29er forum and the FAQs there. Lots of good info.
 

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unlike the SS fad which i do believe is more of a cultish type thing, there are definite mechanical differences that greatly affect handling characteristics and gearing/torque when you are talking a 29er compared to a "standard" setup.

for example: i can emulate SS simply by keeping my gearie in one gear. can't really emulate a 29er. that tells you something right there...
 

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What would the girl on the left prefer to ride?



No wait, don't answer that.

But really, if one could get any arbitrary wheel size, it would be a choice like a frame, based (and optimized) on the persons size....
 
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