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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:22 am 
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wadsy wrote:
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That 29" wheel dwarfs the 26" :lol:

I'd be really interested in your impressions on the ride compared with a 26er.

The rear wheel is a 650b (27.5"), so it's not too far off from the front 29" wheel. :)

I took it for a short ride today and it handles great. It might've been in my head, but it really felt like I could roll over obstacles easier. It didn't take much effort to loft the front end, either. The biggest difference to me was that I felt like i was sitting higher off the ground. This is my first semi-29er bike, and my first bike with disc brakes and I gotta say I'm really loving it!


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mfh126 wrote:
wadsy wrote:
8)

That 29" wheel dwarfs the 26" :lol:

I'd be really interested in your impressions on the ride compared with a 26er.


The rear wheel is a 650b (27.5"), so it's not too far off from the front 29" wheel. :)


I meant compared with your other one; the 26" wheeled EWR ;)

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I took it for a short ride today and it handles great. It might've been in my head, but it really felt like I could roll over obstacles easier. It didn't take much effort to loft the front end, either. The biggest difference to me was that I felt like i was sitting higher off the ground. This is my first semi-29er bike, and my first bike with disc brakes and I gotta say I'm really loving it!


Sounds good, is there much weight penalty? :?


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wadsy wrote:
mfh126 wrote:
wadsy wrote:
8)

That 29" wheel dwarfs the 26" :lol:

I'd be really interested in your impressions on the ride compared with a 26er.


The rear wheel is a 650b (27.5"), so it's not too far off from the front 29" wheel. :)


I meant compared with your other one; the 26" wheeled EWR ;)

Right, I knew that. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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mfh126 wrote:
I took it for a short ride today and it handles great. It might've been in my head, but it really felt like I could roll over obstacles easier. It didn't take much effort to loft the front end, either. The biggest difference to me was that I felt like i was sitting higher off the ground. This is my first semi-29er bike, and my first bike with disc brakes and I gotta say I'm really loving it!


Sounds good, is there much weight penalty? :?

I need to weigh it, but it doesn't feel too portly given its size. :wink:


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Loving the side by side shot mfh

that bike really does look nice


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:28 am 
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It just gets even better and better looking now that it's out in its proper environment.
You can send a medium frame over here any time that you like - I have a good home waiting for it.
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Anyway, you can tell how much I like it - it's rare for me to post on here any more............


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Looks great, how does it ride?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:27 pm 
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saltyman wrote:
Looks great, how does it ride?

Thanks! It's my first "big wheel" bike and I love how it rides. It has a higher stance than all my other bikes, but it was easy to get accustomed to it. It handles great.


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Still one of my favorite bikes on retrobike!


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