what's with these 29" wheeled bikes then?
short 29er riderPosted 6 years agoarcascompMember
Sounds like an excuse to show off my new 29er, sorry for the terrible pic! Ridgeback Quest 29er – £399 from Winstanleys. It’s a 17″ frame and I’m 5’10” – bang on for me I feel. First 29er for me and I’m a total convert!
As to the short person thing, how small are some kids riding 26″ wheels? They manage just fine. Just try out a small frame.Posted 6 years ago
16 inch Scandal 29er.
Totally converted to 29er and now building a s/s 29er! Never 26 inch again!Posted 6 years ago
I’m 5,9 with 31 inside leg and I leave all the tall guys behind! Don’t be daft! Anyone and any height, you can ride a 29er and will probably make you a better rider as well!rOcKeTdOgSubscriber
29ers are rubbish, just marketing hype from companies who have saturated the 26″ market and need you to buy something else, so they “invented” a bigger wheel just to fleece the poor old innocent cyclists wallet, it’s just a hype-tastic scam and only the soft of head would fall for it. buy one and sell out to The Man!Posted 6 years agogeordiemick00Member
I bought a 26″ Cube Stereo Race (now if FS section) in Nov 2010, 150mm trail bike and bloody good one.
In Feb 2011 I bought a Niner Air HT, wiped 40 mins off my best lap of Lllandegla Black
In March 2011 I bought a Trek Rumblefish 2 to replace the Cube, the difference in riding speed, grip and stability is prolific.
Let the naysayers have their say, the 29ers will have their day…Posted 6 years ago
I love the way some people talk about “29ers” like they’re all the same even though they come in so many different flavours. 😆
29er parts are becoming better priced and the supply of the 29er bits are also much easier to source including tyres!
I know. I only have to go out to my garage to find a huge pile of them. 😉Posted 6 years ago
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