- bored of bikes after 25 years…final realisation that 29ers are a bit crap
final realisation that 29ers are a bit crap
It’s great you have realised it, some never do 😆
I’m not much into riding at the moment, I can’t seem to find the motivation when it is pissing it down, muddy and dark.
Once the trails have frozen over I’m sure I’ll be keener.Posted 4 years agomlbasiliereSubscriber
To the OP’s point, sometimes buying the ‘wrong’ bike can be a bad thing. I haven’t come close to quitting, but may know where he’s coming from.
I’ve found that going to bigger/less engaging bikes damps my enthusiasm a bit. Long-travel 29ers and 6in 26in bikes whose capabilities that I’ll never live up to make climbing less fun and descending a bit numb. I don’t think it’s just me- the bigger friends’ bikes get, the less they seem to ride over time.
It may not be as crazy as it sounds at first blush. I’ve sold off a few bikes that didn’t excite me and just ride the bike that’s best suited to my tastes and local trails. In any case, trying a bike that you’re excited about (be it 26in, 650b, singlespeed, or ‘other’) may well be worth a shot if you’ve been riding that long…Posted 4 years agoKryton57Subscriber
I was having this conversation yesterday, and while most designers can build a bike for most things, the wheel size always has the well documented impacts on the ride that we’ve all read about.
Via a via, chose your weapon; if you want quick and snappy then smaller wheels; if you want more centrifugal rolling capability get bigger wheels. If you want the best of / to compromise both, get 650b.
Bit has been said, it’s more about the bike you enjoy riding.Posted 4 years ago
Just to clarify. .I love me bikes and riding..this was purely a thread started on the day of the misery guts rants about how it was all doom n gloom on silly track world. 😀
Thanks for the lovely supportive comments though..and psling ia spot on..its always better after a pint of green evilPosted 4 years agoandypaul99Member
Theres only one proper place for 29er wheels, and that’s on a cyclocross bike
Been there, done it and sold it. There are only ever two bikes you need to own, a MTB and a road bike.
Ive yet to find anybody who whilst riding their CX bike on road, wished to be on a road bike and off road, were wishing for a MTB. Like i said if you RACE CX that does justify it but for casual use, no way!. Sorry.Posted 4 years ago
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