bad news but the 26" wheel is dead
I have got a 26″ canyon nerve xc8 which I love but last year I built a 29er up for the winter which I must say is an absolute flying machine , ok its a light weight hard tail but it just doesn’t seem to stop rolling , yesterday I took the canyon to Cannock chase and it felt like I was pulling a small trailer around with me , I also noticed that it seemed to dig into every small rut where as the 29er just seems to roll over anything , another thing is the 29er corners at higher speed with more grip . do I ride the canyon more or do I waist more money and buy a 29er full susserPosted 4 years agoInbred456Member
You don’t happen to work in the marketing dept in one of the MTB mags do you. If I wanted outright speed and an easy ride I’d buy a motorbike. All my mates ride 26 bikes cos they have loads of spares and bits and cos they ride to keep fit, not to post a fastest time on strava. You enjoy your clown bike, each to their own.Posted 4 years agoscott_mcavennie2Member
Maybe your 26″ bike is just, well, shite? Mine seems to corner very well and despite being built to be bombproof, still helped me to overtake plenty of 29ers when I used it in a duathlon recently – gained 30 places in the bike section alone.
But then I’m not a fat biffa.Posted 4 years agonoteethMember
the angles are definitely all wrong
Compounded, in my case, by a 120 mm stem & flat bars – definitely wrong. 😀
Still my fave singletrack bike ever.
To be fair to the OP: if he enjoyed riding a 29″, good for him. It’s all bikes, innit. Even the corporate marketing BS is good – largely because it is pish-funny hilarious.Posted 4 years agoThrustyjustMember
Damn, that’s 7 bikes to burn then. I guess its pointless getting a 29 er with a 650 now taking over, then it’ll shrink to a 26 er again, as they will never know, after marketing pish, whats the best to use. I guess there is no new technology for bikes, hence the ‘lets pick a new wheelsize’. Guess I’ll just go for a walk instead…My feet are the same size for the last 25 years.Posted 4 years ago
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