Well, to be fair, a lot of people buy a larger wheeled bike as their first real MTB. Or, they are replacing something that needs to be replaced. It's their money and they have the choice as to what size wheels to buy. It's good that we have choices.It's amazing to me when you skim this thread. All the high quality 26'ers still out in use. Why buy a new clown wheeled bike when you can ride a high quality fun ride for years and years. Such as what's displayed here in front of us. It cracks me up how many people that buy into the new hype every year. Money wasted every year that could have been spent elsewhere. Such as a mtb vacation or family matters.
Its really obvious how exposed an RD would be on a bike with a swingarm like that.Nickel 150/140 with Alfine8 internal gear hub.
I'd be down with 27.5, but all the bikes have thru axle dropouts now. Internal gear hubs have a non-removeable axle. I'd rather have no derailleur than 27.5. Plus, the Nickel is a joy to ride.
Do you live alone?
Updating the old mountain bike by gremlin75, on Flickr
Updating the old 26 (on a budget for the update):
2008 Giant Rincon (Keeping the frame, handle bars, stem, and crank arms)
Rockshox 30 gold fork
Raceface 30T NW chainring
Shimano HG81 10 speed cassette
KMC 10.93 chain
Shimano Zee rear derailleur
Shimano Zee shifter
Shimano Deore m615 brakes and levers
Shimano saint peddles
ODI Rouge grips ("gremlin" lasered on the locks)
KS Eten dropper post
WTB Rocket saddle
Shimano SLX hubs with WTB i23 frequency rims (laced up by universal cycles)
Schwalbe nobby nic tubeless tires
you said:Was that directed at me? If so I have spoke wrenches but curious why you would say that
Possible. Why looking for a room mate? LOL