I've never tried a 29er…
have you eaten too many pies? what the flip have you done to nose of the saddle?
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When you eat as many pies as I do you put alot of pressure on your privates when you sit down.
That makes them go numb which makes the girlfriend unhappy.
That Selle SMP makes them feel normal again!!
You will see lots of them on the trails here soon.
The British are VERY image conscious when it comes to buying bikes I’m afraid you’ll find, I’m sure it rides well (looks very similar to a Giant Reign X suspension design, a good bike indeed) but it has looks only a mother could love! Makes my Maverick look like a thing of beauty, and they’ve always been unpopular in the UK cos despite how well they ride, people don’t like the looks.
Liking the RIP9 though, even if it is covered in SRAM.Posted 6 years ago
The British are VERY image conscious when it comes to buying bikes
No way – probably the most sought after and talked about bike in Britain is the Orange 5. That rear end looks like it was welded together in someones shed and is not attractive at all. They must ride really well to be as popular as they are.Posted 6 years ago
mboy-you had a burple* bike with silly wheels and white bits, you can not make any comments about the look of a bike
*Burple is a purple so foul it makes you do a “lumpy yawn”
Hey, that was no Burple, it was a damned fine colour! Wheels were no sillier than any of yours either (gears inside the rear hub aside)! 😉
Definitely fancy another 29er just ain’t got any funds currently. That and as I realised when I had more mountain bikes, they don’t all get ridden often enough to justify keeping!
Hugor, if it’s any consolation, I don’t understand the Orange 5 thing either. Personally I think it’s a bit of an old school “we must buy British” hangup, that people will overlook it’s looks. They ride well though.Posted 6 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
My original point was that the poll on the front page is missing an option for me, and as the world clearly revolves around me I would like that option adding. There are lots of bikes out there that I totally see the point of, and would be perfectly happy to ride for some stuff, but wouldn’t have the ‘performance’ I want for the vast majority of my riding. If I raced XC I’d like a 29er. I’d even be curious about a FS long-travel 29er for Enduro racing. But I’m not chasing times, I’m chasing sensations!
I have little interest in how quickly I get down a hill (in an absolute sense) and even less in how quickly I get up a hill. But I have an obsession with how much fun I have when descending, cornering, dropping and jumping and I’d like to minimise the annoyance of ascending. I’m a one MTB person and my STW cliché fancy steel hardboiled 26″ hardtail does rather an excellent job. Only risk is people thinking I’ve stolen it because I’m neither fat, nor middle-aged, nor work in IT… 😉Posted 6 years ago
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