Thoughts on 29er enduro style hardtails?

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Posted: Feb 15, 2020 at 13:04 Quote
What are people's opinions on 29er enduro style hardtails? Any pics of cool builds?

Posted: Feb 15, 2020 at 15:34 Quote
Go to the sexiest am/fr/enduro hardtail thread, lots of very cool builds there.

https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=131375

Posted: Feb 19, 2020 at 17:23 Quote
Hi, I build a trail hardtail, Ghost Kato 7.9 AL
-Rockshox Revelation Solo air 130mm
-Slx 1x11 with XT shifter
-Magura MT Trail brakes 180 /160
-Shimano MT15 29zoll wheels
-Specialized tyres Butcher /Eliminator 2.6
-Sixpack kamikaze flat pedals
-Sixpack kamikaze 780mm bars
-Dropper post KS Lev.

Posted: Feb 20, 2020 at 9:56 Quote
AddictedToRide wrote:
Hi, I build a trail hardtail, Ghost Kato 7.9 AL
-Rockshox Revelation Solo air 130mm
-Slx 1x11 with XT shifter
-Magura MT Trail brakes 180 /160
-Shimano MT15 29zoll wheels
-Specialized tyres Butcher /Eliminator 2.6
-Sixpack kamikaze flat pedals
-Sixpack kamikaze 780mm bars
-Dropper post KS Lev.

What does she weigh? That sounds like a very nice build and I bet she is fast.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 1:52 Quote
What do you think of the ride feel of a 29er hardtail compared to a 27.5 hardtail? Does it help on technichal sections and steeps or is it worse?

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 12:40 Quote
I've had both and I'd say the 29 is better for steeps, better rollover and faster. 27.5 is better for tight twisty stuff.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 23:49 Quote
metaam wrote:
I've had both and I'd say the 29 is better for steeps, better rollover and faster. 27.5 is better for tight twisty stuff.
What about jumping is it harder to get of the ground with a 29er?

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 at 23:57 Quote
You have to work the bike a bit more, but I found you soon get used to it.

Posted: Mar 28, 2020 at 19:09 Quote
HI
I have just bought a Norco S2 29er Hardtail. Its a great bike especially on the downs, and on more open tracks where you can let it fly. It rides rooty rocky bumpy tracks real well, Its also surprisingly good on technical up-hills, it just rolls-on up things. The bike is limited by my skills rather than its design. Its strong as but not that light, that said I only started worrying about the weight after I read reviews and weighed it.. on the trail you don't notice. I note that the wheels/tyres/hub combo are quite heavy, as is the fork.
I've also got a 27.5 NS Eccentric steel which I've had for 3 years. The NS is much easier to ride in tight twisty stuff, you don't have to think as much or put in as much effort. But its not quite as stable going downhill. So for me a 29er (AM style) hard tail is great but needs more rider input and skill. With a skilled rider my Norco HT would be a real weapon, with me ...well its just fun!

Posted: Mar 29, 2020 at 10:43 Quote
Has anybody tried to do tricks and trials style manouvers on a 29er? Would be one of the theoretical limitations in comparison to a 27.5 bike.

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