Should I buy a 26er?

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  • Should I buy a 26er?
  • TiRed
    Member

    Excuse the slightly tongue in cheek title, but an explanation:

    Came to mountain biking via my Airnimal Rhino with 20″ wheels. Then bought a Kona 29er rigid singlespeed for Swinley duties, which I love. Was planning on a FS 29er later this year. Possibly an Orange 5.

    But….

    Found myself in a bike shop on Wednesday and fondled a Cannondale Scalpel. Carbon, light, beautiful, my size… and not ridiculously expensive. And vastly better specced than the 29er’s I would expect to buy.

    So should I? Would the light carbon Scalpel in 26″ wheels be all the bike I need? This for trail centre duties and XC racing (hope to improve on my recent outings on the singlespeed).

    I’d welcome comments. As I said, I have no experience of 26ers (other than my tandem!). So my experience is quite possibly unique.

    benslow
    Member

    NO !

    (You won’t be able to get any 26er spares in a few years time)

    🙂

    bm0p700f
    Member

    Why not all I have ever riden in the MTB world are 26er’s and I get around trail centres just fine.

    stevewhyte
    Member

    No 26ers are rubbish, toy bmx looking bikes.

    Dont touch them with a barge pole.

    TiRed
    Member

    My Airnimal is the bmx looker.

    I just fancy carbon, and the cost saving put it in reach.

    Premier Icon darrell
    Subscriber

    yes

    **** 29ers, just for muppets who have fallen for the marketing bollox

    manitou
    Member

    Im just about to get a new 26er.. but im an old fart

    pete68
    Member

    No

    Or yes. I don’t know.

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