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I heard last night on our TNR that you can't buy a 26" wheeled bike in Crested Butte. They simply are not selling them anymore as there is zero market for them.

Really. No bikes shops in Crested Butte carry 26" bikes. That is what was said.

Anyone?
 

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FrostyStruthers said:
I heard last night on our TNR that you can't buy a 26" wheeled bike in Crested Butte. They simply are not selling them anymore as there is zero market for them.

Really. No bikes shops in Crested Butte carry 26" bikes. That is what was said.

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Ha, that's funny! The 26er is alive and well in CB. I just checked out a Blur here:

http://alpineer.com/alpineer_rentals
 

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FrostyStruthers said:
I heard last night on our TNR that you can't buy a 26" wheeled bike in Crested Butte. They simply are not selling them anymore as there is zero market for them.

Really. No bikes shops in Crested Butte carry 26" bikes. That is what was said.

Anyone?
I find that really hard to believe !
 

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So what is a TNR? First guess is Tuesday Night Ride? I also did a google search and came up with Trap, Neuter and Return (my personal favorite), The New Republic, and The New Republicans.

Whoever told you this is probably laughing really hard that you believed it enough to post it on MTBR. Who knows though, maybe you have to go to Gunnison to get the 26er hookup.
 

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I think it's true that some areas are more suited to 29er than they are to 26er, but that does seem a bit far fetched. Here in Austin the 29ers really seem to be taking over on the trail, but that isn't really reflected in the shops.
 

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You can't get beer in Crested Butte either. Or pizza. The place is crazy.
 

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Fishlips said:
So what is a TNR? First guess is Tuesday Night Ride? I also did a google search and came up with Trap, Neuter and Return (my personal favorite), The New Republic, and The New Republicans.
I think the Tuesday Night Ride will now be called the Trap, Neuter, and Return ride. It is PERFECT!

Whoever told you this is probably laughing really hard that you believed it enough to post it on MTBR. Who knows though, maybe you have to go to Gunnison to get the 26er hookup.
Well, the person that told me knows nothing of mtbr, so they are not laughing about my posting. But I was laughing (silently) hard enough to post it on mtbr for you to laugh at as well.

I live 19 miles from Butte proper, but I have no idea what bikes are sold there. Never been into a Butte bike shop.
 

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Yeah but,,,,,

you could buy a 29" wheel bike in CB before you could anywhere else and the trend followed Wes to Austin.
 

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I live 19 miles from Butte proper
I think that's the first time I've heard the words proper and Butte used in the same sentence.
 

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"you can't buy a 26" wheeled bike in Crested Butte" but you sure can find plenty of dirt bikes. It looks like there is about 5 motocrossers for one mountainbiker on the trails around CB. The single track is taking a beating and it's annoying to be pushed off the path by bullies wearing full body armor. Most of them are well behaved but there is always a bad apple to put a bad taste or in this case a lot of dust in your mouth.
 

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polenta said:
"you can't buy a 26" wheeled bike in Crested Butte" but you sure can find plenty of dirt bikes. It looks like there is about 5 motocrossers for one mountainbiker on the trails around CB. The single track is taking a beating and it's annoying to be pushed off the path by bullies wearing full body armor. Most of them are well behaved but there is always a bad apple to put a bad taste or in this case a lot of dust in your mouth.
Are these designated OHV trails or are guys on dirt bikes poaching mtb trails?

BTW, calling a trail rider on a motorcycle a "motocrosser" would be like a hiker referring to somebody riding a mountain bike down a trail a "BMXer." :)
 

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I was there for four days this month and didn't see a single mx bike on a trail, nor any evidence of one. I did however see lots of evidence of 26" wheeled bikes in the shops there, though...
 
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