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* Wouldn't a 29er bike look like a BMX with huge wheels and a tiny frame? Im eyeing on the Scott scale 29er as a xc race bike.
Or shall I stay with 26er and wait for 650b?
need some inputs with this.
Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956
If it is mostly open fire roads and flowy trails it will be fine.
If it is singletrack with tech sections and lots of tight switchbacks it will be terrible.
I am 179 cm tall and find that 26" is a better size for me.
(Though I could be swayed by 650b when nice xc full sus bikes are finally available in that size).
sorry for off topic!
(Custom Quiring Ti Frames, 9.03 / 9.50 kg)
if you look for a good fitting 29er, please take care of a very short headtube, negativ(-17°) Stem, 80mm Fork travel, and a slightly higher BB drop(57mm on our Quirings)....esp. for a racing bike.
You dont need as much saddle-bar drop(-3cm on my bike) on a 29er(in relation to a 26" Bike), but every milimeter of a lower bar is a good mm for shortys like us! Your Saddle high seems very low(685mm on our bikes!), maybe you have very short legs? In this case, put an eye on 650b!
another 2 cents: light and stiff wheels are very usefull too!!!
my wife who stands as tall as you, went back to 26 after a month on a 29.
she finds it hard to go around twitchy single tracks.
on the other hand, ask Noy, as he stands about 157.5cm and races a 29
Switzerland, on a Trip from Lenzerheide to Arosa. Probably one of the nicest Trails i have ever ridden. Great Landscape included.
Sorry for the SPAM!
Sold by probably a dozen companies under various names. Seriously, just search for "carbon 29er frame" on Alibaba.com or ebay and you'll find it. Seller e_baygoods is who I bought mine from. FR211 I think was the name they gave it.
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