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  • mcdonagh2962
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    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 susser

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Trolls are out in force this weekend.

    dc11
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    Get a Penny Farthing… Ardent front, Ikon rear.

    bad news but the 26″ wheel is dead

    Well yours might be but my 4 are all very healthy.

    Inbred456
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    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.

    boxfish
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    Just give all your 26″ bikes and kit to someone who appreciates them?

    loddrik
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    Oh god, please save us from this shite.

    OP, get a life, or at least go and ride more and post this guff less.

    Other forums are available I’m sure….

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Reminds me of something my aikido sensei used to say to frustrated students who would claim aikido doesn’t work.

    “No, your aikido doesn’t work.”

    Think it applies just as well in this situation.

    I’ve just been waiting for someone to ride both a 26″ and a 29″ at Cannock to confirm that the 26″ wheel is indeed dead.

    You all heard it folks. It’s dead, it’s over, finished.

    perthmtb
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    To misquote Mark Twain, “Rumours of the death of 26″ have been greatly exaggerated”.

    soobalias
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    i tried aikido at cannock, like the op says, the breaking bumps are a nightmare

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I tried riding a troll at Cannock, but found it didn’t cope well with the bumps.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    *goes to the garage to prepare burial for 7 bikes*

    What about my sons 24″ wheels?

    fasthaggis
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    ‘Hides round the back of Matt’s garage with spade’ πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Nobeerinthefridge – Member
    Trolls are out in force this weekend.

    must have been what I bunny hopped (on a 26″ of course)

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    After a few years of everyone riding 29ers at Cannock all the holes will 29er size so my 26er will fly around, I’m thinking.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I like your thinking. If everyone else rides bigger wheels, the bumps get smooooother….

    And besides…. Isn’t it the 29er thats supposedly dead now?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Good for you! πŸ™„ People really come out with some crap. πŸ˜•

    Back to skool tomorrow shirley?

    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.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Cannock chase is not exactly hardcore just pebbletastic even I struggle to get out of my comfort zone!:-).
    26 still alive and well on all 4 of my bikes πŸ™‚

    elliott-20
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    I also noticed that it seemed to dig into every small rut

    Yeah, ‘cus we all like smooth trails don’t we?

    Personally, I enjoy nothing more than chattering through ruts and roots at breakneck speeds on my archaic 26er.

    That’s called riding, not mincing.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    I’m keeping with 26″ and donating the money I would spend on a 29er to the trail fairies to make the trails smoother smoother for everyone. It’s not fair we should all have to deal with rough trails and actually put effort into riding smoov.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    I’ll let you know when I see my 2nd ever 650b, which are all the rage, everyone is buying, and the only thing you can buy now.

    About to go on a ride. I bet every single bike I see is one of those ye olde worlde legacy outdated “dead” 26ers.

    Premier Icon euans2
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    I’d wager that the OP hasn’t a clue how to ride a bike properly.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Luckily you weren’t riding a 650b.. its quite possible you would have burnt down cannock with the speeds you could have reached round the trails.

    noteeth
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    I’ve just built up a circa ’97 Dekerf Generation as a slightly more relaxed alternative to my Bontrager Race… 26″ wheels and a fair amount of kit that’s the best part of 10+ years old.

    It all works. More than that, it’s alive.

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    I’ll scrap my Flux immediately.

    noteeth – I suspect the OP would be really bad fettle if he/she had a ride on an old Bontrager – as well as the wheels being too small, the angles are definitely all wrong… Mine is still the only bike I’ll never sell πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    I will concede I did try a 29r recently but my lap times were well off – though that might have had something to do with stopping half way round for a self congratulatory tommy tank over how awesome I was….

    noteeth
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    the angles are definitely all wrong

    Compounded, in my case, by a 120 mm stem & flat bars – definitely wrong. πŸ˜€

    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.

    iolo
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    26 inch is indeed dead. I have started a new company as a bike undertaker.
    Just send them all to me and I’ll dispose of them.
    The more expensive the bike is worth the deader it is. You have to be quick or you’ll catch something from it.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Have you noticed all those great 26″ bikes going for a couple of hundred on Ebay?

    No, me neither.

    Premier Icon timmys
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    Not as dead as the English language it seems πŸ™

    mjsmke
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    Wearing size 12 boots will sink in the mud slower than size 6 boots, but not everyone wants/can wear size 12 boots.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    I’ve said this before, but every time someone starts a wheel size thread, a kitten dies.

    Thrustyjust
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    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.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Yeah but are fabric boots better than leather?

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    What a wuss! Too frightened to defend his tosh opinion.

    loddrik
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    Only 13.00 and this already has thread of the day sewn up!

    Premier Icon Normal Man
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    Ride over your dead 26er on a 650b bike, they can bring trails alive so it might work for bikes too! Worth a try πŸ˜†

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