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Feb 8, 2012 at 10:12Feb 8, 2012
Cedric Gracia blasting on a 29er
It wasn't to long ago that every magazine was 8-9-10 inch travel bike and everyone was raising h..l about who needs that much travel, the are pogo sticks.... the next greatest thing will never end. On the subject of 29rs, if they can get the geometry right think about it a bigger wheel rolls faster, because of this the pedal section will be so much faster. A bigger wheel will smooth out the bumps better. if someone can make a stiffer wheel no real issue for bigger drops. If you look at the video they it that last jump approx 3-4ft high 10-15ft distance I'd say for a teaser thats pretty good. I ride both and I find that as I ride the 29r more I have cut my times on most trails by at a min 1+ minutes, I have a custom made 5in travel 29r.