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Not riding a 29r yet and still stuck on those little 26" wheels? That's like trying to ski on old non-shaped skis!
 

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Ive tried a couple with no overwhelming impressions. I still think a good fitting 26 bike is the best bet for me. AM rider at 6 ft 200 lbs. Loved the Trek remedy, wasnt impressed with the Rumblefish or Superfly.
 

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Gilboy said:
Not riding a 29r yet and still stuck on those little 26" wheels? That's like trying to ski on old non-shaped skis!
OH GOD

Now Larry Fahn is going to get all fired up!:eekster:

You said:

29er
skis
and dump all in one post!

I can see the conversation from the past Hubbard night is carried over to here!

PS: you didn't mention "TRAIL BUILDING" OR "NEPMTBA"

PPS: Ben rid'in 29ers since they introduced them "RIGID" of course in SS and Gearie, but still throw a leg over the 26 "Rigid SS at times. Skiing new boards too...

NEPMTBA
TRAIL BUILDING EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, ALWAYS, EVERYTIME, FOREVER

:smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin:

LMAO
 

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Yup, I have seen alot of people that do very well on the trails with a 26r, I have also seen alot of people that do very well on the trails with a 29r. It is not the bike, it is the rider. Guess the tally stands at 1,001 now.:smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin:
 

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Jeeze you really are board aren't you? Lay off the 29/26 debate and just go back to slacking on hipster fixie riders. OK
 

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dankilling said:
Haha....aw, c'mon Zach.....
Haha... like Zach ever follows bike racing, frequents mtbr, or cares about anything involving bikes other than the ones he owns... not Zach... try again.
 

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Haha... like Zach ever follows bike racing, frequents mtbr, or cares about anything involving bikes other than the ones he owns... not Zach... try again.
Sorry Jake-
just figured with your sig it was Zach....
 

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Nah... I'm just trying to get people to come... the more people come, the less I have to pay for certain races.
 

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I'm about 6'4 or so, I have a Trek with 26 inch wheels and I believe it is a large frame. Does the 29 wheel bike make that much of a difference? 3 inches to me does not sound like it would not matter all that much, or am I missing something?

Remember, real new to this so please ignore the ignorance!
 

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MountainbikerTrek said:
I'm about 6'4 or so, I have a Trek with 26 inch wheels and I believe it is a large frame. Does the 29 wheel bike make that much of a difference? 3 inches to me does not sound like it would not matter all that much, or am I missing something?

Remember, real new to this so please ignore the ignorance!
It's great to be real new as you have lots to explore, and that's half the fun of a new area like mt biking. You fit the size dimensions more than a shorter rider, but not to say shorter riders can't ride 29ers

Don't think of the numbers, it's the overall feel of the 29er ride.As a taller rider I felt I was sitting in the bike rather than on top of it. if you can in vision that concept. If your ever on a ride with me you more than welcome to try mine, or stop by your LBS, I'm sure you can get a demo ride!

No ignorance on your part ask as many questions as you please because it's all about enjoying riding, and if I can help more the better.

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I was really surprised at how comfortable I felt on the bike I was on this afternoon. On my Trek I was all squashed, the Red Line 29 D600 even though a 17 inch frame being small for me I was really impressed at the feel.
 

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Congrats on your new purchase! My friend rides a Redline 29r and the thing is reliable as a claw hammer. I was actually thinking of purchasing a Redline in the near future.
 

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Congrats on your new purchase! My friend rides a Redline 29r and the thing is reliable as a claw hammer. I was actually thinking of purchasing a Redline in the near future.
Oh Ya, is that the guy who owns like 5 Redlines, numerous GTs, and Treks? I heard he rides way too much, and races Motos and MTBs too? Somebody tried to stop him once and they got "scared" I know him, he's got lots of friends all over the place.

You would look good on a Redline and he can get you hooked up with a new Redline for a great price!

He's RAD DUDE... LOL:cool:
 
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