Jan 06 issue has a review of the Buzz Bomb FS. I generally don't look at this mag but was killing time at a book store. They had some stuff from Interbike on Niner also. Media coverage is getting better.
While chatting up Ryan the "FisherGuy" at Trek University in Des Moines on Tuesday, he mentioned that the editors of Mountain Bike plan on having some sort of 29"er news in every issue from now on. Apparently, they feel the segment is too large to ignore. Ryan also said that they should be running a test on two identically set up Fisher hardtails in the future. One in 26 and one in 29 inch flavor. That should be interesting! Ryan also noted that Mountain Bike Action is also planning on more 29 inch wheeled coverage!
It's getting more and more "mainstream" in here all the time! Guess I'll have to get one of those Surly unicycles and scurry off into a corner again!
Before I leave this mainstream hype for unicycles, first I'll have to get a good taste of 36". Various riders are on the verge of doing it, but all just not quite. "How did you carry that bike over the log just now? - What log?".
If it were worth anything I'd trade my roadbike for a Surly Pugsley monsterbike. Such bikes willchange cycling as we know it in their own way, one day.
I heard of a UK mag with a planned test 26 vs 29 with more or less identical bikes from the same company also. Forgot the mag.
Looking forward to hear more about the Buzz Bomb FS review, haven't heard much from that bike since a forum member had issues with the first version.
Not to be a Negative Nelly, but that's a different magazine than Mountain Biking and thus a different website. I haven't read Mountain Biking in a long time either, but Mountain Bike went down the tubes once it was cut to a "supplement" and Zap got the boots, Bike is OK but a bit thin these days and Mountain Bike Action is a nice catalog with a little bit of editorial content, so I'll give it another try. They deserve it if they're going to purposely give 29ers some coverage. Well, I'll try that and keep reading Decline, because it rules even without any 29er coverage.
Off-topic interval : 36" wheeled monster cruisers are all over the web, 2 brands already doing them, one of them Coker Tires. Taking it to the next level with MTB-geometry and tight toe clearance has yet to be done as far as I now. Hey, there's already 2 tires available, a grooved F1-style road slick, and a knobby. Various rims.
It's been duscussed on here extensively too. Now back on topic!
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