26 v 29er winter bike

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  • 26 v 29er winter bike
  • nicemonkey
    Member

    I know another 26v29 debate but I am about to build a winter mountain bike up. I was thinking that a 29er would be better for the muddy conditions that I get round my way.

    1) better grip via larger contact area.
    b) more stable at slower (muddy) speeds.

    anyone with any thoughts on it?

    Make a 69er, best and worst of both.

    nicemonkey
    Member

    doh i meant 69er!

    mboy
    Member

    Would've thought that a 29er would be worse in the mud, due to a larger contact patch equalling more drag through the mud, and bigger wheels being slightly less manouevreavle?

    I don't know for sure, not tried it, but would've thought the benefits a 29er brings (faster once up to speed, more stable at speed) are totally null and void in the winter, and the downsides of a 29er are more apparent?

    nicemonkey
    Member

    I thought the 69er would cut through the mud better because you could use a thinner tyre but still have a longer but narrower profile.

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