Should I consider a 29er

Should I consider a 29er

Post by Nurse Be » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 04:07:41


Okay, I'll chime in as the token "newer" rider. I started on a 20",
switched to a 24" muni, now I have a 26" muni. I have in my uni stable
all of the above plus a KH trials. The trials is the easiest to ride
and do tricks, no doubt about that. The 24" is a little more stable,
still kinda' twitchy, slow, but not that bad. The 26" is my daily ride,
I feel confident riding it on the street or trail. It is still slow
relative to a bike, but I can maintain a faster pace than a typical
jogger.

If I was going to ride jeep roads and fast single track, I'd take the
26 or a 29 if I had one. I have not found much local stuff that I can't
do on a 26, but that is doable on a 24. A 24 is okay, but I'm not
convinced it's all that unless all you are doing is super techy stuff.
A 26 is a nice compromise, but I am beginning to think that a 29 would
better suit my style which is rolling single track and jeep roads.

In all honesty you need two rides, something small and something
large.

If you're  agood rider, you can handle a 29er in most conditions. If
you are riding any sort of distance, you'll suffer some on a 24, but it
can be done.

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by Jesse » Wed, 01 Oct 2008 13:16:14

I'm gonna get a 24, because I decided that I want the experience to be
max different and take me on different trails than my mtb. And I'm a
super-fast X-C rider on my bike. I never do anything techie on it other
than try to stay upright while going even faster. So I'm gonna try to be
more muni-trials-y on my uni and take it on rougher and more vertical
stuff than I do my bike.

Plus, there's so much great downhill terrain and tech terrain here in
UT. I gotta take advantage.

Thanks for this discussion, which helped me to decide.

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