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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Gimmick or not (im currently on the fence as havent tried and probably wont), i can see it bringing a possible new interest to mtb for while. A bit of zest which was needed. Sure you can buy a 29er online - but if like me you havent tried it you'd most likely be looking to go to a physical shop to try one. Then your through the fornt door....


I absolutely disagree with some manufacturers having only 29inch wheeled bikes in some ranges though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:55 pm 
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Im still seeing very few on the streets or trails. I think maybe serious UK cyclists are less inclined to ride the crest of the fashion wave and are more critical when it comes to serious stuff like performance and reliability.

Or maybe were retarded, slow to catch on? Who knows?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:00 am 
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s_zigmond wrote:
warpedboy2 wrote:
If 29 inch wheels are the way forward, how come mountain bikes didn't always have them?


Why 29? why not 30 etc etc?


Cos those are for gurls :wink:
http://www.kiwibikes.co.nz/frames/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:06 am 
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Ere, we are supposed to be metric, so what's this 29er thing, American ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:58 am 
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wow, over here everybody is riding 29ers... if you ride a ht and ride 26 people look at you like your weird... like you just pulled up on a recumbent or something


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:55 am 
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24 inch for short people, 26 for average 29 for tall.......jst like 12/ 16/ 20 inch for kids............any bigger than 29 and gyroscopic effects would slow flickability down i would guess.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:53 am 
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The gyroscopic effect of 9s over 6s is already noticeable, as is the wheel flex. That why cheap ones are crap. Need to spend ackers on a nice one with light, stiff rims to make them work proper like.

If course, those boys in the states have Geoff Apps to thank for giving Gary Fisher the idea, and we have the Yanks to thank for Jay Leno, McDonalds, and Tippex.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:56 am 
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tippex is awesome..................especially for marking the crank notches on old ford crossflows lol :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:04 am 
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You're spot on chum. Its the most useful substance in the World for everything except its intended purpose.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:08 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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lol, forgot how much it stinks till thursday evening.........

anyway back on topic....

weathers nice today :wink: lol


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