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  • ogwen
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    Ok so I’ve been away from the bike for a few years now. Last time I rode singlespeeds were the new big thing, and 29ers were JUST arriving on the scene. Now I am shopping for a bike to replace the rusted mess in the cellar and everything is 27.5? What happened

    I suppose the serious question is which direction is this headed? I know it may seem old school but I’m reluctant to move away from 26″, so any insight/opinion is welcome

    Cheers guys

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Your kidding, right ?

    Premier Icon everyone
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    29ers are super lame and 650b brings the trail alive.

    Done.

    warpcow
    Member

    Test some bikes. Buy the one you like the most. Ride it. Only pay attention to the wheel size when you need to buy spare tubes/new tyres. Done.

    legend
    Member

    It just like motocross riders swapping wheels to meeting conditions and personal preference……… except everyone’s rrreeeeeaaaaallllllyyyy anal about it

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    try search and delete your post….

    ElShalimo
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    28.25″ is the future

    Every time someone starts a wheel size thread, a kitten dies.

    Premier Icon Coyote
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    Kittens must now be an endangered species…

    brakes
    Member

    don’t ask on here, this is a roadie forum now.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    ive never liked cats

    townydc
    Member

    “Every time someone starts a wheel size thread, a kitten dies.”

    Always brings a smile to my face. 🙂

    ogwen
    Member

    oh dear – is this the new ‘what tyres for’ question?

    (yes it is that long since I’ve been here)

    slackalice
    Member

    No. Just another ‘what size tyres?’ question.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Ignorance is bliss…

    pay no attention to all the waffle and angst that chucking a 3rd “Standard” at us has caused, just go try a few different bikes if you can, if you find you get on better with a particular 29er, 27.5er or a 26er then buy that and then stop looking at bicycle forums again for another few years…

    ogwen
    Member

    ^^^ That’ll do me – See you all in 2016:)

    Premier Icon tenfoot
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    2016……When 26″ is the new 27.5″

    juan
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    Waht is this wheel standard you’re all mucking about?

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Or just get a fat bike – 26″ rims but the tyre is so huge its about the same diamater as a 29er 😀

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    See you all in 2016:)

    Right, we’ve got two years, we’ll Crack on with this little lot:

    At least one of these will be available to buy and endorsed by MBR/MBUK or that annoying twot from the Gadget show, as The next best thing in cycling… See you then.

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