26 vs. 29'er

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jooo
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by jooo

Don't kid yourself. The reason Nino is on 650B is that he's a short guy and didn't want to keep riding a bike like this:
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by Getter

Haha...yikes.

More drop than Emily Batty's bar?
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by bm0p700f

The problem for me is not whether 29er are better (they are) is what do I do with the 4 26" bikes I own.

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by leugene

Sell them all until worth any... :) Or leave till museum time!

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by derek

650B only way to go.

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by stevemuzzy

I recently bought a 29er. My current stable consists of a 160 mm canyon strive and a 140mm on one steel hardtail. I sold a 23lbs stumpjumper hardtail to get the 29er (giant anthem) and built it up with full xt groupset and its circa 26 or 27lbs. How does it compare? On 80% of my rides its faster however it feels compromised on very steep up or down and anything properly technical in comparison to the other 2 bikes.

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Anyone bought chinese OEM 29" HT frame? like Model IP-057? i heard it from www.mtbr.com
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