View Poll Results: What Size Wheel Is Your Primary Mountain Bike?

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  • 26" - Old School

    14 16.67%
  • 27.5" - I'm can't commit to a 29er yet.

    11 13.10%
  • 27.5"+ - Maybe my next bike will be a 29er.

    3 3.57%
  • 29er - Why would you ride anything else?

    42 50.00%
  • 27.5+ and 29er - My bike goes both ways

    14 16.67%
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    27.5 x 2.3....i know no different and these feel like meat hooks in the turns compared to my cx or 29 x 2.1 deals I WAS riding

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    What Size Wheel Is Your Primary Mountain Bike?

    UhI ride 26'ers exclusively. But it's getting harder and harder to find tires. But I admittedly picked the wrong hobby to fall in love with. Playing rec soccer is so much cheaper.

    I keep telling myself one of these days I'll get a 29'er. Every time I demo one I'm reminded how much better that wheel size works with me.
    -the oracle has spoken.

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    All 3 of my bikes are 29ers - 1 HT and 2 FS. I've tried a variety of tire sizes between 2.25 and 2.35. Thinking about putting a pair of 2.4s on my new Intense Primer, but there aren't many to choose from in that size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    I know I'll be int he minority here, but you missed an option. 29er+ is my current jam.
    Cody,

    I didn't think anyone on here rode a 29+. Awesome. Also, i didn't think you'd want to be seen on a bike by a mass producing brand. ;-)

    D

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    Been riding a SS 29 for 5 years. Looking at making the jump to a 27.5+ Hardtail 1x something in the coming months as an alternate ride.

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    Currently 29 soon to be 27.5+


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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    Cody,

    I didn't think anyone on here rode a 29+. Awesome. Also, i didn't think you'd want to be seen on a bike by a mass producing brand. ;-)

    D
    I guess my 29er SS (3" Chronicle on front) would be 29+?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheif View Post
    Something Evil will be Following this bike
    I love my Evil Following so much. #29erforlife

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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    Cody,

    I didn't think anyone on here rode a 29+. Awesome. Also, i didn't think you'd want to be seen on a bike by a mass producing brand. ;-)

    D

    ....your now the 4th person to recently make that comment.

    After the theft of my beloved True Fab Rat Rod, I needed *something* to ride. And this Stache 29+ suits by counter-normal desires. Truth be told, I skeptically bought it as an experiment and have now found myself smitten with it. Its a crazy cool machine. I've been thinking of trying to replicate it via TF, but I'm slowing considering just hanging on to it and making a few upgrades along the way. I took it out to Thumper last week and it ROCKED that trail! I was pretty blow away actually. At WC its good...but not great.

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    I am 6' 4" so all of my bikes are 29'r. But my 5' 2" wife also rides 29'rs. I looked at a 27.5 for her last bike but she liked the 29'r best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    ....your now the 4th person to recently make that comment.

    After the theft of my beloved True Fab Rat Rod, I needed *something* to ride. And this Stache 29+ suits by counter-normal desires. Truth be told, I skeptically bought it as an experiment and have now found myself smitten with it. Its a crazy cool machine. I've been thinking of trying to replicate it via TF, but I'm slowing considering just hanging on to it and making a few upgrades along the way. I took it out to Thumper last week and it ROCKED that trail! I was pretty blow away actually. At WC its good...but not great.

    Later,
    CJB
    I rented the stache as well. I had a friend in town and it was all BSS had left in a hardtail. That bike is ill suited for walnut, but would be unbelievably fun every where else in Austin. I'd be willing to bet that I would be faster on almost every trail in town on that bike due to the sheer monster truck momentum.

    I may try to cram the new Knobby nick 2.6x29 up front once summertime comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    I rented the stache as well. I had a friend in town and it was all BSS had left in a hardtail. That bike is ill suited for walnut, but would be unbelievably fun every where else in Austin. I'd be willing to bet that I would be faster on almost every trail in town on that bike due to the sheer monster truck momentum.

    I may try to cram the new Knobby nick 2.6x29 up front once summertime comes.
    In true racer boi fashion, I put on a 10mm longer stem, flipped it and slammed it all the way down. This helped with the swoopy stuff I've been riding at WC lately. Also helps with climbing some of the uber steep stuff at Thumper too. If I was to build a custom TF version, I'd lower the BB a good bit and try to get the bars as low as possible (with a 120mm fork). I've only got about 7-8 good rides on it; I'm still learning whats up with it. Thumper was my first big epiphany.

    Later,
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    I may try to cram the new Knobby nick 2.6x29 up front once summertime comes.

    they fit on my process 111, just barely.



    had to cut the rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    ....your now the 4th person to recently make that comment.

    After the theft of my beloved True Fab Rat Rod, I needed *something* to ride. And this Stache 29+ suits by counter-normal desires. Truth be told, I skeptically bought it as an experiment and have now found myself smitten with it. Its a crazy cool machine. I've been thinking of trying to replicate it via TF, but I'm slowing considering just hanging on to it and making a few upgrades along the way. I took it out to Thumper last week and it ROCKED that trail! I was pretty blow away actually. At WC its good...but not great.

    Later,
    CJB
    Man, I'm in such a similar boat. After my Willits and Tallboy were stolen by our 10-toed friend I've taken such a different approach to my bikes. I bought a low/middle of the line Specialized Fuse on a whim as my backup and I just love it. Who'd a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsub1 View Post
    Man, I'm in such a similar boat. After my Willits and Tallboy were stolen by our 10-toed friend I've taken such a different approach to my bikes. I bought a low/middle of the line Specialized Fuse on a whim as my backup and I just love it. Who'd a thought.
    Me, because I ride one. Incredibly fun bike. I have ground control front and rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamsloan View Post
    UhI ride 26'ers exclusively. But it's getting harder and harder to find tires. But I admittedly picked the wrong hobby to fall in love with. Playing rec soccer is so much cheaper.

    I keep telling myself one of these days I'll get a 29'er. Every time I demo one I'm reminded how much better that wheel size works with me.
    Curious why 26 still?
    I have 29 Ventana hardtail. Setup SS. Love it. I have a 2012 Asr5 Yeti that is 26in. Love it as well but feel wierd riding it in big wheel world anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    I'll Second Greenblurs post. I have 4K miles on 29x2.35 3c exo TR IKONs with not a single sidewall tear. My only puncture came on Eds in the dark when I coudnt see a line.

    I ran a Hans Dampf snakeskin front for about 1K and was extremely happy with the front grip. It would always seep from pinholes in between knobs where small thorns must have hit, but never affected performance. Check your sealant levels.

    I am a heavy and hard rider. With that being said, I would run 2.35 IKONs on both if I lived off SATN.
    I'm running this exact setup now. Dampf snakeskin up front and a IKON 3c tr exo in 2.35 out back. I'm a fan of the Dampf's for a front tire (especially since I bought six last year on a ludicrous Jensen sale for $20 each). It's a got good grip and isn't as heavy as a DHF/R. I really like the larger IKON as a rear tire. Particularly if you have wider rims to really make use of the round profile knobs. Great rolling resistance, enough grip for square edge climbs and tough sidewalls. It gives you warning when you are about to break traction. My only complaint is that it gets a bit slippery when you are in super dry moon dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    I am 6' 4" so all of my bikes are 29'r. But my 5' 2" wife also rides 29'rs. I looked at a 27.5 for her last bike but she liked the 29'r best.
    6'4" as well. 29 is almost not enough, wish the 32 was more established. https://dirtysixer.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by traube View Post
    6'4" as well. 29 is almost not enough, wish the 32 was more established. https://dirtysixer.com/
    lol, I've never bought "medium" in anything! Very interesting.
    Where do they get tires for their bikes? Custom made tires? No expense there I'm sure.
    I would love to demo one.

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    These are on 25mm internal width wheels?

    How does it ride? how is the sidewall flex, and does it get hairy if pushed real hard.


    I am more interested in this for the front since it is only 850 grams.

    Quote Originally Posted by ATXZJ View Post
    they fit on my process 111, just barely.



    had to cut the rear

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