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Reignonme robertbbr's article
Jul 19, 2014 at 22:51
Jul 19, 2014
Bienvenue à Bromont
I hear Coaticook is loaded with some good stuff. I am planning a trip there next August. Looks like Bromont just hit the tour as well.
Reignonme RichardCunningham's article
Jul 15, 2014 at 7:42
Jul 15, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
Hamp--how 26 came to be is irrelevant. How many useless (and I guess useful) inventions do we have that came by accident? Invention birth really doesn't matter. Countless inventions created my chance or mistake. I honestly don't care what size anyone rides. I just PERSONALLY believe that 27.5 is all koolaid and everyone is demanding it and drinking it up by the gallon. Again, to me, there simply isn't enough Positive difference to spend 8k to go up or down such a small difference. Going 26 to 29 you notice immediately the benefits of 29 but you clearly feel what you've lost from the 26. And the same is true from going 29 to 26. If you read these reviews--and I know you do, you can tell that the writers are reaching for something that's just not there. The 29 version of this bike is clearly the superior bike. This review basically admits it. Why not do a 26 inch version? Demand they say and they are right. Koolaid. Only 3 years ago it was border line blasphemous to insult the top of the line 29ers. The debate between 29 and 26 was fierce. Now, with a new wheel size all the negative things about 29 inch tires are plastered all over the reviews and the most common 27.5 benefit is, "man, you can still maneuver it like a 26! OR "it can almost roll over stuff like a 29er!" Which to me is like saying you don't need this bike but here's the koolaid,drink up drink up and buy. Kinda funny.
Reignonme RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 22:01
Jul 14, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
Suck... I agree with waki again.
Reignonme RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 12:15
Jul 14, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
Not a 26 for lifer. This is going nowhere. I own a 29er hardtail, 26 160mm, had a 27.5, sold it.
Reignonme RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 10:07
Jul 14, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
Far from luddite my good man. Far from it. I always laugh when people pose a valid argument and the response is, "you just hate progress!" Did you read the article? "stating that they were convinced that the 26-inch format was fine the way it was, that the 29er was a far better choice for a bigger wheel bike, and that the mid-sized wheel “...represented the worst of both worlds.” Specialized also covered their butts, writing that they would consider producing 27.5-inch bikes if there was sufficient consumer demand. " This statement has nothing to do with performance/progress. Dropper seat posts are progress.Good thing when they starting draining blood to cure illnesses someone said--not too sure this is progress--good idea maybe--buuuuuuuut--not so much progress, let's think of something else maybe.
Reignonme RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 10:01
Jul 14, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
Yes, that's exactly what I said. 27.5 rides identically to 29--full on blanket statement. You always troll like that? Maybe re read my post and write something worthy of a discussion. My experience hllclmbr. MY EXPERIENCE. Troll elsewhere. This is from article "Enduro 29 will roll faster than the 650 over most of the race course"--so why not ride a 29er? Then, "where climbing is minimized and descending can approximate the speed and technicality of DH racing, having the 650’s extra measure of suspension travel, more agility and lighter, sturdier wheels could win the day"--are these not the superb benefits of 26? Essentially 27.5 is minimizing the biggest benefits of each tire size. Is 27.5 truly smack dab in the middle--for you? Best of both worlds? For ME (I know this is nonsense for you) 27.5 loses too much of the 26 play and handles like a 29er--without all the full 29er benefits--so I'd just buy a 29er.
Reignonme RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 9:27
Jul 14, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
Hahaha! I know. Usually it's--"the 760s were a little tight for me so I opted for a flag pole.
Reignonme RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 9:25
Jul 14, 2014
Specialized 2015: The Enduro Gets 27.5-Inch Wheels
My ONLY issue with the wheel size debate is once 27.5 came out all the facts about clunky 29ers came to light--i lost my trust in the industry. I always felt the 29er push was a ton of marketing and once 27.5 came out it proved that. I have no issue with wheel sizes but it makes no sense to me to ride a 27.5--and i even bought one--then sold it. I rode my buddies 29 FS and it was identical to the 27.5 for me. When I go 26 to 29--yes I can see a difference. 27.5-29--same geo (ish) feels exactly the same, luggish on my corners, tankish on my climbs, airbus on jumps. I don't get it. Just get a 29er or a 26...
Reignonme ambatt's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 12:37
Jul 11, 2014
Bitches Brew - Going Mainstream Can Make or Break an Emerging Sport
I'm with waki (first time ever). My best trail days are when I don't see a soul.... granted, the trails wouldn't be there without support, rider base, etc... what a stinking conundrum. What is an elitist to do?
Reignonme lindapaluc's article
Jun 29, 2014 at 10:08
Jun 29, 2014
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