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From riding a 26" bike? With bigger wheels and rotating mass do you find yourself doing less left-right leaning of the bike? Any influence on your handlebar length?
 

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No..about the same when standing and mashing / grinding up hills. I just crash a lot less on the 29'er.

I definitely lean harder in the corners, because the big wheels bite and hold better, and it's waaay more fun... :)



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No changes for me though I do have the bars set a bit higher than what I normally run. May be more because they are a different bend and not drops.

I do find myself leaning more in the corners.
 

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I agree w/ shiggy. I feel that I lean a bit more left and right, but at the same time I feel extremely stable. When climbing out of the saddle I definately spin out less or get "diggers" less. I just have more cofidence that I can stand when the going gets tough. I absolutely love the way 29'ers climb. Also my riding buddies swear I pull away from them when I feel as if I am giving the same effort I did on my 26"bike(which I sold off). hahaha. Gotta just ride one to understand haha.
 

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I lean over way more in corners as well. I contribute it to taking the same radius corner at higher speed, thanks to better stability and maximum grip. If you don't want to lean, don't go so fast.
 

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no difference....but now that you asked, i will pay attention next time and thanks to you, my imagination will probably tell me otherwise!
 

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pacman said:
From riding a 26" bike? With bigger wheels and rotating mass do you find yourself doing less left-right leaning of the bike? Any influence on your handlebar length?
I've noticed no difference. I think the amount that I lean the bike while standing has more to do with how much power I'm trying to exert upon the pedals rather than any stability thing.

I lean further in turns though, because I can.
 

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with taller handlebar height...

i find im not bending over as much and thus less lower back strain. as far as cornering goes, you do have to anticipate the corners earlier, and w tight switchbacks make more of an effort to round your turn. for me climbing is actually easier, possibly due to larger contact patch. so there u go!
 
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