- 26 FS to a 29 HT and now thinking of going back to 26 FS..anyone done it?
I know its boring, but i’m in a right “do i/don’t i” situation. Sold my 26 FS Stumpy a year ago and jumped on the 29er bandwagon riding a Cotic Solaris. I’m now seriously thinking about going back to a 26 FS. As such, thought i seek the STW consensus…
I really like the Solaris (and the Cotic brand), but miss the ‘pop’ of an FS. I ride mainly Chiltern singletrack, Bracknell/Swinley with a couple of trips to Wales a year.
Not sure of the benifit of a 29er FS for what i ride, and if we are honest the Cotic is probably perfect for what i do, but at the end of every ride it just feels like i haven’t had as much fun as when on a 26 FS.
Probably look at a Zesty/Camber/EX 8 and the like.
All constructive comments welcome.Posted 6 years agoNormal ManSubscriber
prawny – Member
Isn’t that kind of the point of a 29er, they’re faster and easier, more practical and sensible. Mmmm lovely beige slacks
Great analogy, although perhaps elastic waistband jeans suits 😉 Ohh so comfy but down with them yoofs in that there denim!
Sorry, it just got my warped sense of humour going. Taxi!Posted 6 years agopaddyanddre1978Member
This is exactly what I am planning to do….although I am hoping to convert a spark, epic or whatever I decide upon to 650B. I just prefer the handling/standover of a smaller wheeled FS and hopefully it will still retain some of the rolling characteristics from the 650B conversion. 😀Posted 6 years agovondallySubscriber
as above what makes you smile……
I have a full suss 160 mm 26er but my 95 mm 29er makes me smile more, possibly faster more stable and pretty decent in the twisty stuff fallen off the 29er more …….trying too hard and pushing on….makes me smile hence time for the 160 to go
if you can afford both have bothPosted 6 years agodmortsSubscriber
I have one of each. For trips to Wales I prefer the 26 FS. Swinley both 29er and 26 are good. But for other more natural trails in the same area I prefer 26 FS (and when I had one, 26 HT) though…
I ride the 29er through the winter and, with skinny tyres, on the road.
Maybe get an expensive 26 (650B even) FS fun bike then have a cheaper 29er HT as a backup workhorse? On One Scandal? or Inbred?Posted 6 years ago
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