Can't stand this 29er revolution

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nrsnow
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by nrsnow

Can't stand this 29er revolution. Call me old school, mtn. bikews supposed to be on 26in wheels. I hope 29er go down just like any new technology that tried to make a point in mtb world and died.
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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

Well like it or not it's here to stay. I love mine but what do you do with all those gears?
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Gregorio
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by Gregorio

In 5 yrs 650b will completely take over. Bike manufacturers are going to need to swing momentum to the 650b after the market is well established in 29er (which it already is) mode just to keep sales going.
Remember you heard it here first...I also predicted the return of lime green as a popular color. :lol:

Tenlegs
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by Tenlegs

I want lime green and 650b now not in 5yrs

limba
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by limba

You can probably get a 650B Cannondale Flash in lime green next year.

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by tonytourist

I like my hard tail 29er 8)

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kgt
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by kgt

I am also a 650b fan! I really can't stand how all these 29ers look like.

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by Imaking20

I love my 29er, it's like cheating :)
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robertg
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by robertg

My Stumpy FSR 29er is great, i don't think I would ever go back to a 26er.

racermech
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by racermech

I was on the I hate 29'r bandwagon a while back. My buddy kept saying how much he liked his. So we swapped bikes for about 1 miles of a cool rolling single track. Swapped bikes back and we started talking about building me one (he is a very small local builder) Now all I ride is my 29, I had plans to take my 26 out for comparison but I just really dont want to I love my 29 so much! I will agree some of these 29 bikes do just look very very odd.

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by 2002SaecoReplica

nrsnow wrote:Can't stand this 29er revolution. Call me old school, mtn. bikews supposed to be on 26in wheels. I hope 29er go down just like any new technology that tried to make a point in mtb world and died.


Hate to break it to you but 29ers are definitely here to say and they're going to crush your 26" wheels.
- Zipp rims will break if you look at them too hard
- R-Sys wheels will spontaneously explode
- The ZG crankset will never, ever exist
- Everyone needs Lightweights, even if they're fat and old
- Parts actually made of metal are SO 10 years ago

mjduct
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by mjduct

I've been converting my buddies...

goofy looking or not, they are here to stay, and are eventually going to faze out the 26" wheels except on kids bikes...

Gregorio
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by Gregorio

I want a carbon lime green 650b that weighs 22 lbs with white shoes!

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by OJ

Gregorio wrote:I want a carbon lime green 650b that weighs 22 lbs with white shoes!

Why all the weight? You better get that 650b below 20 lbs.

I have my first 29er on the way. Hopefully next week.
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lordconqueror
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by lordconqueror

no kidding, those green niner carbon air's are like, 20.5 lbs

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