what's with these 29" wheeled bikes then?

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  • TheSwede
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    Another interesting and educational thread ruined by idiots. Ok so I may have photo shopped a beach where my soho market patch is and I didn’t actually get any money from the dwarfs for the belts as they over powered me with sharpened spoons but I am serious about the handling of a 29er. My necklace/bongo/trinket box stall handles equally as well as when it was a standard 29er. In fact it was rather good down Dr Johns the other weekend. I did lose a very fetching sea shell and mother of pearl pair of earnings though if anyone sees them.

    tazzymtb
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    I think this man may have stolen one of your wheels as well

    Pogo
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    The wheels might have a tendancy to bend and buckle, what with them being so much bigger, as I was informed the other weekend at Dalby, so be careful… 😯

    handyman
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    I have aquired a jamis dragon race 853 tubing 29er and will be taking it out for its maiden ride fri on my regular route that i have done on my 26er hardtail and fs so am looking forward to comparing, it does have rather nice american classic tubeless wheels on and they feel nice and firm

    I tried riding a 29er down some twisty singletrack and it was so slow I actually went backwards.

    duckman
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    I would love to ride the 29 Scandal I have just built up,but at a whisker under 6″3″ I am not tall enough.

    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    I’m 5’8 and a medium Swift is just perfect. You could do worse than to email Singular and ask them, as they would actually know, and Sam is very helpful. Plus Swifts are fantastic bikes to ride.

    All 29ers are rubbish. Don’t get one. Slow and lumbering.

    I’M 4 foot 7 and ride a medium swift, top tube is a little close to my jewels but wouldnt go back to a kids bike for love or money.
    but i do wish they would make a 29er that can steer through singletrack as i when i try and turn the bars i just keep going in a straight line

    Premier Icon chainslapp
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    I ride a 29er, but before I decided whether they were for me, I thought long and hard. My wife actually took a pic of me contemplating the idea.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i want those burners in the pic at the top!, imagine the fun wrestling with a pair of them each! Grrr!

    duckman
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    chickenbyrianniandakeemanan

    Get stronger!

    Get stronger!
    you obviously havent seen the size of my guns have you ?
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    I work out down the gym every day doing mahoosive weights that would make mr universe cry

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Great guns chap!

    duckman
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    I cannot see this at work,but I will view it tonight and attempt to post an appropriate reply

    Earl
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    5’7″ here with shoes on.
    18″ DiamondBack Mojito 23″TT and 80mm stem. Rides great.

    7hz
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    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    “There’s no way I would ever consider a 29er” is something I think about when riding my 700c wheeled road bike.

    What a ridiculous idea – and I’d certainly never consider buying a well designed proto frame off tazzymtb. Ever.

    tazzymtb
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    and I’d certainly never consider buying a well designed proto frame off tazzymtb. Ever.

    It’s a good job to. I’ve heard that not only does he maybe have carnal relations with the devil, but he may actually have just ordered a new frame so that mythical proto beast will be appearing possibly on the classifieds in a 7-10 days for a very reasonable price. (just to get the hideous thing out of my site god knows who’d want a clown bike with bendy seat tubes and climbing ability of a monkey on PCP) 😉

    Premier Icon DezB
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    if they do improve your riding experience…

    Haven’t seen this answered.
    Mine doesn’t need improving, so sticking with wot I got.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I hear some 29ers handle so badly that their owners have resorted to putting 26″ wheels on the front.


    FatFronts can’t fly by sheldonattwood, on Flickr

    tazzymtb
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    you appear to be floating stu, was it the old “helium in the fat tyre” practical joke again?

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Hard core is riding with a way-marker post for an arm.^^^

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    That’s Dan Bridleway-Sign that is. 😆

    tk46hal
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    29er are terrible bikes!
    You lot riding 26ers, stick with them!
    Oh! When you see me out riding, get out of my way or I’ll just have to ride over you! 😆

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    People still ride 26″ wheeled bikes? Them freaks need to grow up and try an adults bike

    how come Dans in 3rd ?

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    tazzymtb – Member
    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

    Funniest thing I’ve read for a while.

    I must name my bikes after random singers from bands……

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    chickenbyrianniandakeemanan – Member

    how come Dans in 3rd ?

    He’s not he’s fifth.

    Bigger may not always be better

    But bigger is always bigger

    And that is better.

    Seriously. They are great. If small wheels are better why don’t we all ride bmx wheels. One wheel size fits all is or rather was a manufacturing convenience. But now we have half a dozen bottom bracket variations we are cool with two wheel sizes*

    * 650b might be one size too far.

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