Mountain bikes

Discussion in 'General' started by Rob P, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    its not the clearance but the braking. Ride em back to back to back
     
  2. Odilup

    Odilup Well-Known Member

    I have. And the 29er downhill kills it. I was on the 29er hate train until I rode this Yeti. Makes my old bike feel like a tricycle.
     
  3. TurboBlew

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    not a hate train at all... my experience was different. ;) Also the bikes I rode had ~30mm rims. A 29er with 35mm wheels and a 2.6 tire would be interesting a and 200mm rotors front & rear:beer:
     
  4. tecknojoe

    tecknojoe Well-Known Member

    A lot of the top guys switched to 29" this year, including the current world cup champion
     
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  5. TurboBlew

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    did some quick reading and yeap. Those are like the moto gp of bicycle racing. :flag:
     
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  6. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    Could be they figured out the geometry problem with the 29r's. 29rs definitely roll over stuff better but the wheelbase is longer.
     
  7. RndHoleSqPeg

    RndHoleSqPeg Well-Known Member

    Geometry has been improved a ton, especially on trail/all mountain bikes. With the push to Boost/Super Boost rear end spacing and everything being 1x chainrings the geometry just works way better now than first generation 29ers. Chain stays got shortened, but there is a push for even longer bikes for stability

    I ride a 160/150mm travel bike, with 1Kg tires that weighs 29lbs that can pedal for a huge day in Pisgah, ride park at Windrock/Mammoth, and has been a blast in the backwoods gnar in BC and Sierra Nevada. The new all mountain bikes are freakin magic.
     
  8. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    The only time I didn't 100% prefer the 29" was in tight switchbacks. The smaller wheels flicked around easier. But even still, I'd take the 29" 98% of the time.

    And all 29ers are not the same obviously. Geometry makes a big difference (which I was stubborn to realize at first). I went from a Focus Raven that handled like a Harley, to a Trek ProCal that handles like a proper race bike.
     
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  9. Ty

    Ty Well-Known Member

    Pierron won it on 29er last year.
     
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  10. RndHoleSqPeg

    RndHoleSqPeg Well-Known Member

    Who else swaps their brakes on their mountain bikes so that the front is on the right?
     
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  11. TurboBlew

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    I tried it for a few months...wasnt a fan. Anyway I prefer to use the front as the dominate binder and kind of built the dexterity of my left hand up to accomodate.
    Just spent 1/2 the day setting up my Decree.
     
  12. Wingnut

    Wingnut Well-Known Member

    It's just about the first thing I do to any new MT bike but have never done it to a road bike yet.
     
  13. river rat

    river rat Well-Known Member

    What size tires are you running on the Decree? I'm getting ready to throw some new tires on mine and am debating on either 2.3 or 2.4's
     
  14. TurboBlew

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    came with maxxis minions dhf 2.5s so I just set up tubeless. Rode around my hood with 60 psi and climbed a few stair cases and log obstacles... wow. Thing does dope wheelies even though my execution is typically garbage...hehe
     
  15. RndHoleSqPeg

    RndHoleSqPeg Well-Known Member

    60 psi tubeless? I don’t know anyone that rides over 28 with 22r,24f being the norm around here without cushcore inserts
     
  16. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    If anyone sees a great deal on a 29 full suspension tag me please.
     
  17. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    There are some really great deals on FB Marketplace, in the STL area. A couple 2018 Giant Anthem Advanced at $2K and $3K. A Stumpy Evo at $2K. The list goes on and on.
     
  18. Fencer

    Fencer Well-Known Member

    I guess I should put in one more "need"...

    XL frame.
    I deals all over for Medium and large frames
     
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  19. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    What type of riding? There are long, mid, short travel bikes. Very focused XC, trail, enduro, downhill bikes. Bikes that are all mountain friendly, that are XC/trail friendly, etc.
     
  20. Ty

    Ty Well-Known Member

    Reach, stack etc. vary significantly among manufacturers. Stating you're searching for an xl isn't really nailing down the size you actually need.
     

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