29ers. Does anyone ride a 29er?
I think they were initially a bit silly but they’re dead good now. The Gary Fisher full-sus 29ers in the LBS look fab.
I rode a Singular at SSUK 08 and promptly bought one. Fan-blimmin-tastic. I’m 5’7 or 8 (wife insists 7, fnaar) and a “medium” Singular Swift (the smallest size) is perfect. I got an Exotic carbon fork for Christmas from said wife and now it’s even better. It’s been my winter commuter in training for Strathpuffer, and now it’s going to be stripped down to be a SS for Glentress ambles.
Cheers, al.Posted 8 years ago
Currently have 2, inbred SS 29er and Scandal 29er which I have been out on today, great for dicking about on the local stuff and scandal worked surprisingly well on the Marin trail at Bets y Coed last time I went. Ride mine a lot, also have ti456 for more technical trails and general yobbish behaviour. I’m 5’11” tall and have no issues with them other than having to put a bit more effort into getting them round tighter corners and the scandal doesn’t seem to like braking and turning at the same time somehow.Posted 8 years ago
Also had a karate monkey a couple of years ago that was a drunken ebay purchase and was far too big for me.pauleMember
I’ve got one – was vaguely interested in them as I’m on the tall side (6’2) and then saw a really good deal on an on-one so bought it…. Most impressed with it, just converted it to a 1×9 setup rather than ss as I want to commute (with a set of road wheels) and ss takes too long on the tarmac.
Not a huge difference between the 29er and a normal mtb, except that it hooks up much better on rooty/rocky climbs (especially now it’s got gears) and that hairpins are a touch tougher.Posted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
My mate in John’s Bikes in Bath is thrashing a Gary Fisher 29er at the mo’ and loving it. They’re apparently selling quite a few 29er’s and he’s got a loaner Kona which he’s trying to get me out on, which I’m going to take him up on. Who know’s, I may end up flogging my full sus Trek and ending up with four hardtails, two 26er’s, a road 700c and a 29er.Posted 8 years ago
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