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  • Don't do it! Buy this and you'd still have the change for an alfine wheel!

    Yeah but shipping to Oz etc... sound advice though.

  • And on in double-quick time thanks to Louie at Putney Cycles:

  • Ben

    I could have done that for you, but glad the bike is ready

    Saturday ride?

  • Oh - you have the right tool (hurr)? Saturday is a possibility, yes.

  • Dirt magazine make the jump...

    dirt.mpora.com/news/hands-deck-ch­ristian-29er-faster.html

    This makes for good reading too (the Norco engineer, not the Niner chap):
    pinkbike.com/news/Burning-Que­stion-Will-the-29er-Replace-the-26-2011.­html

  • Dirt magazine make the jump...

    dirt.mpora.com/news/hands-deck-ch­ristian-29er-faster.html

    This makes for good reading too (the Norco engineer, not the Niner chap):
    pinkbike.com/news/Burning-Que­stion-Will-the-29er-Replace-the-26-2011.­html

    there's no denying that 29ers have got their advantages, but that mpora article seems a bit weird.. i don't know where he's riding but for anything properly technical, or even just tight switchback then a 29er is not going to be better/faster.

    that niner bloke is full of shite as well.

    i do agree that 29ers are great for general off-road stuff though, and if there's any riding on the road involved then they're much better.

  • there's no denying that 29ers have got their advantages, but that mpora article seems a bit weird.. i don't know where he's riding but for anything properly technical, or even just tight switchback then a 29er is not going to be better/faster.

    that niner bloke is full of shite as well.

    i do agree that 29ers are great for general off-road stuff though, and if there's any riding on the road involved then they're much better.

    Seems to be that is the point of the mpora article that Steve Jones found that was not the case. No idea if you've actually spent an extended period riding a good 29er, but there is no real world reason why they should be slower, not as good in tight technical trails. I've spent years on 26" bikes, and after 12 months on a 29er can honestly not see myself going back. I can happily clear the tight, steep, loose switchbacks on my local trails far better on the 29er than on any of my 26" bikes, and am often leaving my riding mates behind in the most technical sections as they struggle for traction. Big wheels sure aren't slowing me down.

  • People should be thankful for the sprectrum of bikes available to them. Pick the one they most want, and ride the shite out of it.

  • Seems to be that is the point of the mpora article that Steve Jones found that was not the case. No idea if you've actually spent an extended period riding a good 29er, but there is no real world reason why they should be slower, not as good in tight technical trails. I've spent years on 26" bikes, and after 12 months on a 29er can honestly not see myself going back. I can happily clear the tight, steep, loose switchbacks on my local trails far better on the 29er than on any of my 26" bikes, and am often leaving my riding mates behind in the most technical sections as they struggle for traction. Big wheels sure aren't slowing me down.

    fair enough mate, i know loads of people who absolutely rave about 29ers, but i've not found them to be worth it for me. guess they just work for certain people and not for others.

  • People should be thankful for the sprectrum of bikes available to them. Pick the one they most want, and ride the shite out of it.

    This.

  • just got the email, my xt785 brakes should arrive next week, the lynskey will then be complete (then have to complete the ss 29er)

  • Genesis have just introduced a new 29er, the Fortitude. Looks great, 3 setups available 1x9, SS and Gear hub. Frame only, £349.99, reynolds 725 tubing more info here: genesisbikes.co.uk/blog/30/09­/11/fortitude-29er-the-full-lowdown
    vimeo.com/33525598

  • Love it.

  • They had the ss one in the window at LMNH for a while, looks pretty but v slack head tube

  • They had the ss one in the window at LMNH for a while, looks pretty but v slack head tube

    Slack headtubes are the new black.

  • They had the ss one in the window at LMNH for a while, looks pretty but v slack head tube

    Geometry here 69.5° is just too slack for an XC bike in my opinion. But the more I watch the video the more I want the orange 1x9 setup...

  • I got news... my 29er is still in the works. Yup, it's been 15 weeks.

    It had better be worth it given that it's going to bankrupt me and it's taking forever.

    Thank God I'm listening to The Kills. I'd be a bit down-faced about this otherwise.

  • My fattie frame geo has been finalised. Just confirming gusset positioning. Despite the 26" rims the externl diameter will be 29 1/3 inches ;)

  • My frame is being painted next week, should be delivered mid to late January. Apparently they only make less than 100 frames a year. I can't actually remember what I ordered, but I'm confident it will be lush.

  • so will you be coming to swinley to fall off bikes?

    as has been commented by a few people we seem to spend more time stopping at trail heads and discussing stuff than actually riding

    its like lfgss but in real life

  • Sunday?

  • saturday?

    i need to get my bike cleaned up to take it to my lbs sunday - the fork is fucked so needs to be serviced under warranty

    and the new hydraulic brakes need to be installed so bikelab have offered to sort it all out for me, they are consistently really helpful

  • plus Brent may be doing another skills training session at Swinley on Saturday

  • The new fork is fucked? What happened? Saturday is questionable for me.

  • so will you be coming to swinley to fall off bikes?

    as has been commented by a few people we seem to spend more time stopping at trail heads and discussing stuff than actually riding

    its like lfgss but in real life

    Sounds crap.

    I wouldn't mind going to Swinley, but I'd want to ride and not talk. That's just me.

    What I'm getting:

    • Cielo 29er in Pearl White with Navy Blue logo
    • Chris King headset, BB and ISO hubs in Navy Blue
    • Silver Thomson Elite seatpost and Thomson Elite X4 stem
    • DT Swiss double-butted competition spokes with Stan's ZTR Arch rims (in black, as they don't do silver), Maxxis Beaver tyres to start with
    • Fox 32 Float 29 100 RLC FIT Taper 15QR forks.... tapered headtube on the frame of course
    • Brooks leather grips and Brooks Swallow (black) saddle
    • Middleburn RS8 XC chainset
    • Shimano XTR M988 brakes and calipers

    tl;dr It's white with blue accent parts, Brooks saddle and black rims

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