what's with these 29" wheeled bikes then?

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  • racefaceec90
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    was wondering if they do improve your riding experience compared to 26″.also can someone who is 5ft 5 (and a quarter ๐Ÿ˜‰ be able to ride one (as have read that you need to be fairly tall for one to fit.

    big_n_daft
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    you are spokebloke and I claim my ยฃ5 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    have read that you need to be fairly tall for one to fit

    I’ve read that as well.
    Do you think if it gets repeated often enough it will become true ?

    bullheart
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    Ignore them, they’re for freaks

    arcascomp
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    Sounds like an excuse to show off my new 29er, sorry for the terrible pic! Ridgeback Quest 29er – ยฃ399 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.

    They do 29ers with small frames ? For small people ?
    Well, who’d have thought it ?

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    Witchcraft I tell ye

    TheSwede
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    Oh well we were all riding them back in the 10’s. you simply weren’t hip if you were on those funny little 26ers. The fad quickly blew over as they were deemed to be far to difficult to get around corners and do skids, wheelies etc.

    tk46hal
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    16 inch Scandal 29er.

    Totally converted to 29er and now building a s/s 29er! Never 26 inch again!
    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!

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    5’9″, 18″ On-One fits like a glove. Love it. Cant remember enjoying any other bike I’ve owned as much I enjoy this one.

    tazzymtb
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    freak bikes for wannabe nichemongering attention monkeys. They are absolute cack and offer no benefits what so ever, they don’t do corners and are slow to get up to speed. If you try anything technical on them you will hate it. Absolute filth I tell ye.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    What’s a “29er” then?

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    I can see on say the South Downs how a 29er could have an advantage. But on twisty tight rocky drop scrabbles I do wonder. My spin around the car park at Grizedale on a Fisher HiFi 29er was inconclusive.

    tazzymtb
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    What’s a “29er” then?

    it’s a type of boat stu, that’ll explain the awful handling

    Earl
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    5’7″ with a Diamondback Mojito sz 18″. 80/90mm stem 10mm layback seatpost – works fine for me.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    it’s a type of boat stu,

    That would explain why some of the “experts” on here say they’re shite on singletrack.
    How are you ever going to get through any trees with two blokes hanging off the side like that.

    tk46hal
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    It’s good to see all the usual 29er comments appearing again!
    Marmite!
    I love marmite!
    ๐Ÿ˜†

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    It’s good to see all the usual 29er comments appearing again!

    I hear that you can’t get any tyres for them either.

    Just though i’d drop that one in too.

    tazzymtb
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    I love marmite!

    is that a euphemism for “skittish rear end action”?

    tazzymtb
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    apparently, a lot of the riders are soooo fat and useless that they need an extra Biffer brace welding onto the frame. (the same applies to 650B)

    aa
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    they are bob though

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    ๐Ÿ˜†

    Rorschach
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    Bovril not marmite.

    tazzymtb
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    bob? what the blinkin flip is that? Are they all named after the singer from the cure, that would explain why 29ers are so slow, they can only go at mopey goth pace

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    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!

    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…

    aa
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    bob? what the blinkin flip is that? Are they all named after the singer from the cure, that would explain why 29ers are so slow, they can only go at mopey goth pace “

    it’s a polite term for poop

    ๐Ÿ˜€

    tk46hal
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    29er parts are becoming better priced and the supply of the 29er bits are also much easier to source including tyres!
    I’ll also ride quicker around Grizdale on a 29er than a 26er, not just the carpark!

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    I love the way some people talk about “29ers” like they’re all the same even though they come in so many different flavours. ๐Ÿ˜†

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Rorschach
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    49ers are where its at

    aa
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    i recently borrowed a niner emd for a week(ish). On my regular ride through a little bit of double track and a lot of twisty singletrack it seemed a lot quicker than my 26″ bike. the stopwatch said slower however. whats that all about?

    TheSwede
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    Mine was indeed so crap at actually performing as a bicycle that I made this out of it. Its much more useful.

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    Swede.

    Would the tyre stay on the rim after that conversion?

    TheSwede
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    I made 3 belts out of that tyre and sold it to some dwarfs.

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    That’s nothing a made 1 belt out of 3 tyres and it was still too small for wokboy.

    tazzymtb
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    Swede,that looks like and Indy Fab, does it have sapphires in the head badge?

    tazzymtb
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    fat tyre big wheel single speeds are even worse ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    EDIT: note the biffer brace on frame

    bassspine
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    do you need extravagant sideburns for 29ing?

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