steve32300 wrote: Real rider's ride 26er's. I havent ever even rode a 29er
spazjensen wrote: Actually because the 29er is naturally taller than a 26er, your center of gravity is higher (makes a huge difference).
Beaker wrote:spazjensen wrote: Actually because the 29er is naturally taller than a 26er, your center of gravity is higher (makes a huge difference).
This is probably the biggest misconception out there about 29ers. Actually the center of gravity is lower because it does NOT sit taller than a 26er and therefore the bottom bracket height in reference to the hub is LOWER giving it a LOWER center of gravity.
29ers climb better, go over technical terrain better, are more stable.
26ers turn better.
Test ride first THEN buy whichever suits your riding style and terrain you most often ride.
steve32300 wrote:Just being honest about not ever even riding a 29er.On my behalf though,I reserve the right to fight for what I believe in,even if I have never ridden a 29er.I dont have anything to worry about if I never ride a 29er because the 26er suit's my need's just fine.If you think about it,it's not that I push what I think on somone who has never ridden a 29 that is looking to buy a bike,but I am pushing how good the 26er is for mountain biking and myself.So if I never ride a 29er,I know in the bottom of my heart that the 26er will keep me happy even after it's all said and done.
By now you would think the 29er cool aid drinker's would get it,I guess not though.I think I have stated what I think fairly in the 29er debate even though there are more lurker's reading the debate than getting involved by resopnding to the debate on this forum.Where is everyone on the 29er debate????
Mountain biking is evolving everyday in a monumental way,so much so that some time in the near future the whole 29er thing will be about as big of a deal as handle bar extension's are today.Wether they stick around or not is still to be seen and only time will tell.But I think they will stick around to be honest.
But if you can't seem to realize that this whole 29er thing is a hair splitting event that wont stop and I'm just pushing my own belief's on a grown adult that can make his own decision's about buying a mountain bike that sound's like he doesnt even know what kinda riding he would be doing,then how can a 29er be the best bike for this dude?I really dont think there is a platform that any side can call home to any debate in the mountain bike world and it seem's to me that everyone has a right to shoot from the hip and push there own belief's because in the end it's really just a crap shoot wether or not one is better than the other.
To me,it's about commitment to the 26er and not wasting time alway's trying somthing new(or old,bigger wheel's are old tech ya know) when if I just stick to my gun's everything will come to fruition and I can say I never jumped ship even when the captain jumped on his 29er and used the tire's for a life saver.hahaha.
Lighten up dude,even though it's take's hand's on experience to learn about somthing and feel it out to see how well it work's,this is'nt a moon shot and there are plenty of you 29er astronaute's out there to do all the testing you want to.
I know exactly what kinda riding I want to do and it doesnt include 29" wheel's because I am happy and content with the direction of my own riding even if it is old school.But there lie's the difference in what I think and what they think,I started riding a long time ago,I'm 41 now and started riding before I started school,and my school home work will attest to it that I spent some qaulity time on the bike back then and I love riding more than you will ever understand.In reality,I could ride whatever I want to and make it work for me,I just dont want to change what I got going on.
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