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I am in the market for a nice hardtail (have 6in full suspension). I am looking at the gary fishers since they fit very well. I am looking at the Cobia for 29er and hoo koo e koo for a 26er. I have my Minxy for resort and aggressive riding. I am looking for something that works well for single track...

So having a entry level 29er the way to go, or get a higher end 26 inch.

Test rode them and liked them both.

Any thoughts
 

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Plauscha said:
I am in the market for a nice hardtail (have 6in full suspension). I am looking at the gary fishers since they fit very well. I am looking at the Cobia for 29er and hoo koo e koo for a 26er. I have my Minxy for resort and aggressive riding. I am looking for something that works well for single track...

So having a entry level 29er the way to go, or get a higher end 26 inch.

Test rode them and liked them both.

Any thoughts
I just got an entry level Sette Razzo 29er and love it. It's a hardtail, but the bigger tires tend to act like shocks. Several people I know have problems with hitting the front tire while riding and I have noticed this when I'm riding unclipped, but not while clipped. It will definitely be a different ride.

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I got a Gary Fisher Superfly last fall and absolutely love it. Coming from a 26 inch full suspension I wasn't sure what to expect but it has a fantastic ride. It beats me up a bit more than FS over the long haul but I have a level of confidence on it that I never had on a 26 inch FS. It rolls over anything and it climbs and descends great. To me that's worth a few bumps from it being a HT.
 

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Every new bike changes your life, but that is part of the adventure, isn't it? I've gone to 29er; I miss a few aspect of my 26 life, such as super fast acceleration, but love, love love, the greater stability of the 29er format. I'm 5'9" and currently 150; no problems with toe overlap, since I ride a medium frame. There are more petite women who like their 29ers; I guess check for feed back on the toe overlap issues if you are going to take a super small frame.
I have a ti hard tail 29er on order and am hoping the lighter weight will be a bit easier for me to manage. The FS I have is just too heavy.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

I am 5'3. I ride pretty techy climbs in Colorado. My lbs shop is building up a small 29er this week, so i can see if overlap will be a problem.

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I'm 5'4" and ride a 29er (Misfit Dissent - SS, small frame). I do have a little toe-over, but it's very easy to get used to (point your toe a bit; change foot position slightly).

I love love LOVE the stability of the 29er. I thought it would feel big and unwieldy. Not at all. Enjoy it!
 

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Nerdgirl said:
I'm 5'4" and ride a 29er (Misfit Dissent - SS, small frame). I do have a little toe-over, but it's very easy to get used to (point your toe a bit; change foot position slightly).

I love love LOVE the stability of the 29er. I thought it would feel big and unwieldy. Not at all. Enjoy it!
I'm glad to hear this- I'm also 5'4" and was a little concerned about possible overlap! I am in the process of building up my small Misfit Dissent too. I plan on just keeping platforms on it for the winter, but in the spring am thinking about making the switch to clipless.
 

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I am in the process of building up my small Misfit Dissent too.
You will LOVE it. Peter is really good about responding to questions too, so don't be shy if you need advice. (I have to admit, my wrenching skills are more at the level of maintenance, thanks to an awesome husband and a deep lack of patience.)
 

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What type of singletrack? Steep? Flowy? Technical?

Some people find the 650Bs are the perfect tires, and others like the big front wheel of a 29er and the fast rear of a 26er in a 69er.

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Yes! I've been riding a 69er Softtail (Siren Song55) for over a year and LOVE it! It's the best of both worlds; great roll over of a 29er and the fast acceleration and good cornering of a 26er.
 
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