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Loki87 devinci's article
Aug 14, 2018 at 8:46
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Devinci Announces New Wilson 29er DH Bike
Imho it´s a completely different situation. When the 650B hype hit, manufacturers were making it pretty clear there won´t be any other viable option but 27,5. That pretty much killed all enthusiasm for 26" because let´s be real, you won´t build up a new super bike and make it look outdated due to wheelsize. People were even scared there won´t be any spare parts left the next year! With the 29" push, manufacturers are pretty hesitant themselves. Most offer variable frames or at least offer frames for both wheelsizes. Sure there will be people who might try 29". I would like to try it myself just out of curiosity, but then again as this is just a hobby to me, i´m not willing to sacrifice any more strength in my wheels than i already did with 27,5". I´m also not sold on the capabilities of 29" tires. They seem more prone to failure due to less material used to keep them a reasonable weight. As with everything they are a compromise and everyone needs to evaluate for themselves what he/she values more in each wheelsize. Add to that that some people will be outright scared of the bigger wheels due to body height limitations or because they are a beginner and i´m pretty sure there are many people who are more than happy to keep running 650B. I agree this is the most reasonably priced bike released in a long time. Proven design, good parts spec, great guarantee, made in Canada, and even available through your LBS if that´s important to you. Hats off to Devinci for delivering a bike for the real world!
Aug 13, 2018 at 4:57
Aug 13, 2018
Loki87 paulaston's article
Aug 11, 2018 at 13:35
Aug 11, 2018
First Ride: Kona Operator CR 29"
I thought the same from the first pictures, but i´ve seen that exact bike in Serfaus a few weeks back and it´s stunning in real life. For those who´re still not happy with the rocker, a little black sticker simulating a cutout of some sort will easily sort this out visually, but give the bike a chance. It´s a great looking bike once you have it in front of you. It´s certainly not an elegant bike, but the sledgehammer aesthetics are something nice and refreshing imho. If anything it is at least a highly confidence inspiring look!
Loki87 mikekazimer's article
Aug 9, 2018 at 4:32
Aug 9, 2018
First Ride: Polygon's New XquarOne DH
You know they could easily just have pumped that shock to max pressure and made it look like a hardtail by doing so, right?
Aug 7, 2018 at 8:21
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