racing – should 26 and 29 be seperate cats? and what about handicaps?
Interesting, I didin’t think todays course particularly favoured the 29ers. Perhaps I had just got faster since the last Gorrick, but I found myself overtaking people for a change, 26ers and 29ers alike.
The Crowthorne course 2 weeks ago was another matter. I lost count of the number of 29ers that overtook me on the corkscrew and bumpy section afterwards.
Have to admit to taking a close look at the Merida 29er. Can’t afford a new bike though 🙁Posted 6 years agobreatheeasyMember
Nah, stick them all in the same category 26 and 29 together. Where does it stop, do you say people with carbon bikes are going faster than alloy framed ones thus need their own category?
Taken to extremes you could end up being in a category of your own (29er, alloy, xt cranks, flat barred etc. etc.), though to be fair with my skills/fitness I’d still end up coming second in a group of one…Posted 6 years ago
29ers need a longer course to make it fair when racing against the dwarves on their dinky bikes, a bit like always being in the outer lane on the scalextric track.
It will also increase the size difference/perspective in all race photography as the 29er will always be closer to the photographer at the outside of the course making it look like a giant racing against pixies 😀Posted 6 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Separate Cats? Nah
An MTB is just a bit of sporting equipment, both takes on said bit of sporting equipment have their own pluses and Minuses, there are all sorts of features that vary from bike to bike brakes, pedals, suspension, etc, etc…
If wheel size really bothers you that much, is mountain biking really the sport to be involved in?Posted 6 years ago
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