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  • mrmo
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    I know on my road-bike a get a smidge of overlap.

    On a mtb the top tube may be a little longer than on a road bike and the angles a little more laid back, but the wheel and tyre on a 29er is bigger than a 700×23.

    Do 29ers suffer from toe overlap, consider also i have size 11 feet? so the small footed saying they don’t experience it isn’t really going to be helpful.

    Rorschach
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    Not unless you’re 5’1″ with size 11 feet.In which case you should stay in the shire.

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    Demo’d a 29er and put about 7-8 hours in on it over 3 days.

    I experienced toe overlap exactly once, but if you have your feet in the right position (i.e. opposite side down) it isn’t a problem.

    However I did experience a bit of pedal strike… :mrgreen:

    Edit: oh size 45’s…

    belugabob
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    Size 12 feet here – 19 inch Gary Fisher 29er – no toe overlap so far.
    I do wear SPDs though, so this may help.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I get a smidge of toe overlap on mine – 5′ 11″, size 12 feet.

    It’s just the toeclips though; with flats or SPDs, I don’t think it’s be an issue. Plus, the bike was designed for drop bars, so might have a slightly shorter top tube than a ‘normal’ 29er.

    It’s a fixie too, so I don’t get an much choice over where my feet are when turning tight corners, but it’s never really been a problem.

    43, negligible…

    yossarian
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    You can’t go round corners fast enough on a 29er for it to be a problem

    tang
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    None here. 45 spd shoe, medium niner, 2.25 rubber.

    TooTall
    Member

    If it happens, your feet will explode along with the wheels anyway.

    Taller than you and size 11 – 12 feet here – no overlap on a ScandAL.

    fatalbert
    Member

    I did notice it once ever so slightly with my Specialized Carve 29er with size 11 feet at very slow speed negotiating my garden path with flats, since I used spds then never.

    allthepies
    Member

    It’s just the toeclips though

    People still use toeclips ? 😮

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    Why isn’t it just called toeverlap?

    slainte ❓ rob

    Premier Icon miketually
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    People still use toeclips ?

    It’s a fixie that I want to be able to ride in normal shoes.

    TooTall
    Member

    It’s a fixie that I want to be able to ride in normal shoes.

    😉

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    They do look a lot like those, but without the holes.

    TiRed
    Member

    No. rigid Kona Unit 29er. Size 43 SPDs.

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