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Post  woody1200 2012-03-01, 06:38

i still dot under stand the diffrace between 29ich wheels and 26 as i can not see it making any thing on the trak and this video confuses me inven more http://www.bikeradar.com/video/26-vs-29-less-is-more-1479830244001 can any one shend some light on this?????????????? Question
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Post  Swampy 2012-03-01, 07:15

That video said it all!

Big wheels roll better - obsticules are effectively smaller, therefore you can get away with less suspension.
And the amount of tyre which is in contact with the ground is more.
That bike he's on is the same as mine and I can tell you, it flies!
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Post  woody1200 2012-03-01, 09:42

swampy, but there are still Pro and con with this i think i will have to take a trip down to Mountain mania Cycles in Tring and try one out before i think about changing my Lady to a 29!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and the con is that is the Handling any beter as you are higher up and it and long way to the ground.
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Post  Swampy 2012-03-01, 09:48

It's the only full suspension bike to win the World XC Championships!
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Post  Darren 2012-03-01, 14:53

Bigger wheels tend to suit taller riders as well Woody, try not to think to much about it mate Wink
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Post  Swampy 2012-03-01, 14:56

Yeah, that is true, the taller then better, and not recommended if below 5'5". Also, bigger wheels tend to need wider handlebars. But at the end of the day, the best thing is to ride a few...
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Post  marko 2012-03-01, 15:46

i think it really is best to try out whats about....as its called "29 Week" I guess the purpose is to promote 29ers and get more revenue from their advertisers (or am i just cynical?)

I think the less is more comes from greater wheel area to roll over things easier - just like on 4x4 SUVs and those who go for oversize wheels to aid with off roading. It should also be noted that by increasing wheel size you are also in effect 'gearing up' i.e keeping with the car analogy 1st gear is now 2nd or 3rd and starting off will be trickier.

however, if you do go the 29 route I would love to give it a try and compare!
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Post  speedy_daz 2012-03-02, 04:03

Bigger is better , some of the time Smile I thought you had been on mine! Woody your welcome to give it a go


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Post  Swampy 2012-03-02, 04:09

speedy_daz wrote:I thought you had been on my Woody

Boy that could be so misconstrued... Very Happy
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Post  Kurt 2012-03-05, 06:24

Check this out:

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/video-29er-mountain-bikes-the-complete-series-33325

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Post  woody1200 2012-03-05, 09:20

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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