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Dispelling the Myth

All cultures have their own values regarding appropriate and inappropriate wheel sizes; some sanction 29", while others may disapprove of such activities in part. JOE SMITH GETS RAW.... (on a Mega 290)


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 "29s suck at cornering"
"29s are gay"
"I would never buy a 29"
- A list of things people say as they get passed by 29s
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 None of them said "29s are slow" though.
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flag whitebullit (Feb 3, 2017 at 6:49) (Below Threshold)
 idk everytime i pass a 29er on my 26" i get funny looks, just last week some ahole wouldnt move over after his buddys behind him already did so i passed him off trail through brush, most guys on 29ers have no idea what fast is. im not dissing the wheelsize here, just the people who ride that wheelsize.
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 Yep everyone should be judged on their wheel size
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 @whitebullit: Nah!! Just east coast a*sholes!
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 @savage47: im definetely an a*shole, and when the top comment is about getting passed by 29ers, i just cant help be myself.
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 @whitebullit: Ever rode one?
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 @whitebullit: my wife told me" it's not how big your wheel is, it's how hard you rip"
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 @warehouse: Hahahaha! True!
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 @whitebullit: I ride 26", I ride EC. I know exactly the type of rider you're talking about. Most of these old EC trails were built around smaller wheel size I think. I see riders on 29" wheels overshoot corners on tight twisty trails all the time. Don't know why you got downvoted so hard.
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 Pick your favorite wheel size. Be a complete ass about it. And never ever ever ride 29" no matter how many pros can shred the bejeezus out of the trails on em. I find them harder to steer my self. But then again I find it hard to ride like Joe Smith too.
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 I know. its one and a half inche of a difference, from 650B and 29r tires. and wars have started because of this haha
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 Damn your scrubs are nasty.
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 I definitely have to admit 29ers are the fastest, but I have to say that smaller wheels are structurally stronger (allowing for larger jumps and obstacles) and imo just more fun to ride. If you are racing or just riding for the speed and flow, get 29ers, but if you like freeride type stuff with jumps, you can't go wrong with a smaller wheel.
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 I'm a fan of the small wheel myself. I'm not a fan of 29" I know they're fast but not my fave. I don't look down on those who ride them though. That was the point of my comment.
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 Tiger woods could destroy me at golf using only a watermelon. Doesn't mean I've thrown away my clubs in favour of a watermelon.
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 That Dude Shreds! Sickest video I've watched in ages.
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 I had a 29r for the longest time and I had been enjoying it . It was really tough on the switchbacks.until I tried a 650b . It was more fun riding from then on. 29 is not gay it's just not as playful as 650b or 26 .I sold my 29r. Yeaaahhh
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 If your a taller rider and want to go really fast and slow down on corning yes 29er. 27.5 is slightly lighter more agile in cornering and you can blast out of turns alot faster. so unless its a bunch of long straight flowy trails 27.5 is best. even if your racing. you make up time and speed in the cornering and blast off.
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 At one point I owned three different wheel sizes. I hated myself.
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 Judging by the noises they were making, these long spokes weren't too happy about that riding style (1:45 for example) Wink
But I enjoyed watching it very much.
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 That was an awesome video. He sure can ride
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 And I wouldn't had even noticed he was riding a 29" I completely forgot halfway though the edit!
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 Love the Euro vids are all about cornering
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 Hey does anyone know if it's possible to swap a 200mm fork for a 160mm fork??
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 Luke Strobel has a 40 mounted on a 29er.
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 Very inspiring indeed!
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 wow...favorite vid for sure.
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 Slaying Hopton??
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