- Please stop all this 29r marketing tosh!!! You don't fool me!!!
- charlie the bikemongerSubscriber
Don’t believe anything from the industry.
Look at jeff jones, he didn’t like the XC replica geometry and invented a different approach that works really well for its intended purpose. Clean sheet, fresh drawing board etc…. Oh and it’s a 29er…
Sincerely, question everything, including all the 26er lies you have been programmed with for 30 years.Posted 5 years agopussywillowMember
Fed up of the way the bike industry is going, forcing it in our faces that we must move with the times and buy a 29r!!! If they’re that good then why have they only just started to take off?? Gary fisher did a 69r a few year back why did that not take off?? It’s all about feeding the industry, like we must sell out 26rs and get with the times!!! Well I won’t be fooled by all the bull shit!! Nor can i afford it! Yes they may roll better over smooth arse berm baby berm shite tracks but I like me tech! And big flimsy wheels ain’t gonna do it for me, plus the fact they look like a circus bike! middle class celeb wannabes go ahead and spend yer brass! But to me it’s the most ridiculous bike invention since dual brake/gear.Posted 5 years ago
It’s like they’ve run out of ideas and so think why not make bigger wheels!!! Lets see who falls for it!!!!!seadog101Subscriber
Like a lot of people I’m convinced. I can see that if you’re big/tall it could help with building a bike with better geometry, rolls along better on certain tracks….blah blah…
And now that those who can afford it have bought into the trend, along comes a nice 650b…..Posted 5 years agomikey74Member
I agree that the marketing has gone over the top, but then again doesn’t it always… for everything? 29ers will not revolutionise mountain biking; not by any stretch of the imagination, but each to their own: If people want to spend their money on 29ers then they are welcome to.
I do tend to think that 29ers are a classic sign of the bike industry running out of ideas, or even just as a stop-gap, until the new revolution comes along.Posted 5 years agosteve_b77Member
Yup it’s all just marketing, honest 😆
I mean if there wasn’t demand for them, no one would make them would they. But then again there may only be demand due to people making them
I rather like mine, I’m under 6ft, not exactly middle class but I am a celeb in my own little big wheeled (some of the time) world.Posted 5 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
It’s like fashion innit? Some people follow the fashion, some don’t. What I don’t get is, if It’s been around for years, why has it taken so long to catch on? (bit like the Jimmy Saville thing, I mean thats taken a few years to raise it’s ugly head).Posted 5 years ago
So they’ve re-invented the wheel? What’s the next invention as far as wheel size is concerned?
(I have ridden a 29er BTW)simonr2011Member
Would you buy a brand new Ferrari just because of marketing ? probably not.
Marketing is everywhere and we buy what we want or can afford. If like a lot of us you have more than one bike why not have a 29er, I have a Rumblefish 29er full susser and love it but also have a couple of hard tails and a CX bike.
I think I have enough sense to choice the correct bike for the type or riding.
Can I go now ?Posted 5 years ago
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