Who's sick to death of hearing about 650b/29
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.Posted 4 years ago
Never mind I’ve had 23 years of biking on 26″ wheels so at least I’ve got the memories. *sigh*BreganteSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years agoTheBrickMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.BlackflagMember
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???Posted 4 years agodeanfbmMember
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.Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
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 acePosted 4 years agochainringMember
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!Posted 4 years agoepicycloSubscriber
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…Posted 4 years ago
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