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  • sharkattack
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    Every time someone starts a thread about wheel sizes God stamps on a kitten.

    Good work sicko.

    robhughes
    Member

    Good.I hate cats…. πŸ˜€

    Do they make different size wheels for MTBs now ?
    Why did no one tell me ?

    Jamie
    Member

    Ok. Who wants to point out the irony to the OP?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    I won’t even open a wheel size thread let alone post on one

    robhughes
    Member

    Does it really matter.Just who cares about if there bike is that tiny bit faster.I just don’t get it.Is it really that big of a deal.I though it was about enjoying mtbing not this bloody wheel size rubbish..
    Rant over… πŸ˜‰

    forzafkawi
    Member

    Just to wind you up a bit further Rob, there’s a third wheel size emerging now as well which seems to be gaining popularity – 26″.

    I won’t even open a wheel size thread let alone post on one

    Ha ha! I see what you did there!

    I’ve thrown both my 26″ wheeled bikes in the skip cos theyr’e both now totally unrideable due to their wheel size. I can’t afford new ones so I’ll have to think of a new hobby/sport/outside pastime.
    Never mind I’ve had 23 years of biking on 26″ wheels so at least I’ve got the memories. *sigh*

    eyerideit
    Member

    Not me, I just can’t get enough.

    πŸ˜›

    Yes but which is best? Doesnt seem to be any info on the net.

    coopersport1
    Member

    More importantly what’s next!

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    Personally I feel we need more threads about this. Its absolutely fascinating and I for one have noticed how my 26er and my 29er have got worse and worse over the last few months.

    Can’t stop, I’m off to search for more threads on this so that I know what to think.

    TheBrick
    Member

    Me. It just seems like naval gazing.

    When I’m about to rupture my ring piece riding up a hill I don’t think about what wheel size I’m riding.
    When I’m negotiating a drop I don’t think about what wheel size I’m rising.
    When I’m swooping down a hill I don’t think about what wheel size I’m riding.
    I only think about what wheel size I’m riding when buy tyres and tubes.

    TheBrick
    Member

    .double post.

    Blackflag
    Member

    Well I for one might be up for a new bike next year so I really do want to get as many views and opinions as I can.

    I find it really sad that after all those years (and 000’s pounds) on 26″ bikes, i am now being told by the industry that they are not really good enough any more.

    But I do have a quick question if I may… Which would be quicker up a steep non technical hill – a 26lb 26er or a 31lb 29er???

    Me. It just seems like naval gazing.

    robbieh
    Member

    I always find a 26/29er thread to read when I.m having trouble getting off to sleep πŸ˜†

    slackalice
    Member

    sharkattack – Member
    Every time someone starts a thread about wheel sizes God stamps on a kitten.

    Tsk tsk… This is STW. You must know by now that God doesn’t exist here

    deanfbm
    Member

    It gets pretty old, the whole 29er/650b being a marketing conspiracy, 29ers being the best, etc etc.

    They’re bikes, a sum of their parts, a good bike is a good bike, that’s all there is to it.

    I ride 29er and 26″, they’re both really good at what they’re intended for. If a bike i want is 650b, so be it, it’s not a sales point or deal breaker.

    compositepro
    Member

    Ok. Who wants to point out the irony to the OP?

    FFS i logged in to point that out …

    yunki
    Member

    I **** love it.. there’s nothing better than repeating the same old tired and not really very interesting at all debate over and over..

    It’s like that scene in A Clockwork Orange where they are conditioning Alex to dislike ultra violence..
    I take strong stimulants to stay awake for days at a time, naked and sweating with every muscle in my body tense, spending hour after hour after hour looking all over the net for discussions on the wheel size issue, working myself up into a frenzy where I stride about the room roaring the words in the posts people have written on the subject at the top of my voice..

    it’s ace

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    29ers being the best

    😯 you are joking?

    ska-49
    Member

    Not at all. These threads make me feel strangely.. alive?!

    deluded
    Member

    It’s like that scene in A Clockwork Orange where they are conditioning Alex to dislike ultra violence..

    yunki – you’re referring to the ‘Ludovico Technique’.

    Why do you put two full stops after a sentence?

    yunki
    Member

    Why do you put two full stops after a sentence?

    nervous twitch..

    700c is where its at.

    eyerideit
    Member

    700c is where its at.

    What’s it doing there?

    I’ve been eating and stuff for the last couple of hours.
    I can’t be bothered to go back through the whole thread.
    What was the decision in the end ? Which one’s best ?

    chainring
    Member

    No bugger is going to shoehorn me into buying a 29/650b. Besides, being skint does help in these matters. Anyway, it’s all about options, right? Please, listen to the people that know, sell off all your 26” bikes, they are now defunct, you’ll only be embarrassing yourself riding one of them things. Get shot of ’em, panic, now! :mrgreen:

    eyerideit
    Member

    What was the decision in the end ? Which one’s best ?

    The one you’ve not bought yet is the best – so you best go out and buy it.

    Then you’ll be super-bad-ass and be able to do nose manuals in to berms and stuff, prompting everyone to say you’ve got ‘sick skillz’.

    mangatank
    Member

    I hear that Spesh are developing the ‘infinity’ wheel format…

    forzafkawi
    Member

    I find these threads bring the web alive for me.

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    What we really need are proper manly sized wheels – the 635mm used by our great grandfathers.

    The other sizes are for unbearded girls – where’s the challenge?

    Modern bikes are too easy.

    Downhills with rod brakes in the wet will bring back the excitement to riding…

    nwgiles
    Member

    sharkattack – Member
    Every time someone starts a thread about wheel sizes God stamps on a kitten.

    What size wheels is best for running over kittens?

    Muke
    Member

    @ OP Yep and which lights should I buy or which tyres should I use. I remember the old days when people just went out on their bike, rode around and had a good time, but I am a grumpy old git so just about everything is wrong with the world these days. πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon aracer
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    What size wheels is best for running over kittens?

    That surely depends on whether God has already stamped on them and you’re trying to make them come alive.

    scottfitz
    Member

    700c is where its at.

    Nope 27″ is where its at!

    robhughes
    Member

    Muke.Exactly.
    It’s just all a bit too much.Should i start another thread.
    Which light weight bog roll should i put in my back pack.
    Just ride the bloody things… πŸ™‚

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