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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Should i sell my modern 26er and go 27.5 before its all obsolete?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:35 pm 
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No.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
No.


And a thousand times no!

I can see even less of a point to make the move from a 26er to a tweener as I can from a 26er to 29er wagon wheels.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:41 pm 
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I wouldn't base my next purchase on it but I wouldn't let it hold me back either. The wheel size debate is getting pretty pointless, I'd choose a new bike on what I wanted it to do and how it rode regardless of its wheel size. There are so many other facets of how a biker performs than simply considering what size of wheels it has. What do you have and what do you fancy?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Why. What's going obsolete ?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:58 pm 
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I was just interested as last year i built up my SB66 and its awesome but then we are told that nobodys making 26ers from next year its all 27.5 or bigger. So does this mean when i come to sell my SB66 on in a couple of years that it will be too late and i wont get a decent price? Should I sell now before the rush of folks off loading their 26ers lol.

The mad thing is that I am running 2.4 Rubber Queens which are only a few mm off 27.5 anyway. I love bikes and riding but should only read bike mags the month before changing bikes.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:11 pm 
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you're on retrobike and and talking about selling your modern bike because it's obsolete? :facepalm:





:lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:11 pm 
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"my SB66 and its awesome"

keep it ride it into the ground & ignore the "need" for new, well at least that's what I plan to do with all my 9 speed 26" wheeled dinosaurs


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Have a read of this article posted on Bike Radar yesterday, it reads to me like 27.5 is a marketing led myth at best. http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/artic ... ype-38058/.


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