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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafeend View Post
    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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    No way I can prioritize the budget right now to drop enough cash for 29'er frame, fork, and wheels. Right now, I ride what I've got. Good enough for me. As long as I can keep in shape, I can keep up.
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    What Size Wheel Is Your Primary Mountain Bike?

    Not 6'4", but have the inseam of that or taller. 29er barely feels enough. Love hans dampf up front and liked Ikon 2.35 in rear, except when braking on anything downhill-just not enough grip then. Loving new Nobby Nic in 29 x 2.6 with snakeskin. Combined with 29 ID rims, finally have round-ish profile back so side knobs are useful and sidewall isn't wearing thin. Loving volume and traction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    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.
    30mm internal and come in at 860-ish and 2.55-2.62 after sitting a few days. The weight was also the same reason i bought them as the front goma it replaced was almost 400 grams heavier.


    Haven't ridden them on anything noteworthy yet as most all of 2017 has been spent on my hardtail. There's a 2.6 NN thread on mtbr that has some good info and ride reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    I'm seeing more 27+ tires out on the trails and was wondering what the people who respond to this poll ride.

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    29er for all. Xc/all m./enduro/dh. --160mm 160mm fr/rear- haven't been to dh park on it yet but I saw a guy win third place last year on one against full dh racers on 200 mm beasts


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    I am casually looking for a new bike. I am surprised how prevalent the 27ers are. Lots of choices. I want another 29er though. I'll see a bike that fits my wants and then get down to the specs and it's a 27. It's like the industry is trying to tell us our 29s are obsolete and it's time to change. Those bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    I am casually looking for a new bike. I am surprised how prevalent the 27ers are. Lots of choices. I want another 29er though. I'll see a bike that fits my wants and then get down to the specs and it's a 27. It's like the industry is trying to tell us our 29s are obsolete and it's time to change. Those bastards.

    Not to mention there is no evidence that shorter riders do better on a smaller wheelsize. Yet, we have manufacturers dropping to 27.5 when you start sizing down frames.

    I have not liked any 27.5 I have ridden. These were not demos, these were big rides.

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    I've demo'd some 27.5 bikes and they didn't seem to handle all that differently from my 26'ers. Every 29'er I've demo'd was a noticeable difference from my little wheels, but in a good way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonioGG View Post
    Dude,, What a cool time suck,, This site and leading to the The Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has been a fantastic geek out,, Thanks man!
    What a bunch of bad-assery these pioneers were. Makes me chuckle at us all kitted out in lycra and baggies and the latest greatest shwag and these dudes were rocking TShirts and jeans riding what they had and what they cobbled together.

    Frigging awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cafeend View Post
    Dude,, What a cool time suck,, This site and leading to the The Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has been a fantastic geek out,, Thanks man!
    What a bunch of bad-assery these pioneers were. Makes me chuckle at us all kitted out in lycra and baggies and the latest greatest shwag and these dudes were rocking TShirts and jeans riding what they had and what they cobbled together.

    Frigging awesome
    There are guys riding and racing clunkers today. Usually they have a coaster brake. I remember reading a story I think from a couple of years ago about riding clunkers at the Seat Otter Classic.

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    Not to turn this into a Klunking post...but man...klunkers
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    Pseudo-modern klunker being built now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    I am casually looking for a new bike. I am surprised how prevalent the 27ers are. Lots of choices. I want another 29er though. I'll see a bike that fits my wants and then get down to the specs and it's a 27. It's like the industry is trying to tell us our 29s are obsolete and it's time to change. Those bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danniel1332 View Post
    Not to turn this into a Klunking post...but man...klunkers
    I thoroughly enjoyed that video. The fat guy in the short shorts is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    I thoroughly enjoyed that video. The fat guy in the short shorts is awesome.
    I was watching that and then realized I was singing fat Guy in a little Coat to myself

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    That fat guy shredz harder than 80% of the people I know....
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    Yea including me. Regardless it was pretty cool

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    Okay, last Klunking high-jack from me...but apparently the big dude played football for UCLA...
    Skid Row ? L.A. Klunkers | BIKE Magazine
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    Quote Originally Posted by danniel1332 View Post
    Okay, last Klunking high-jack from me...but apparently the big dude played football for UCLA...
    Skid Row ? L.A. Klunkers | BIKE Magazine
    Nice!

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    I just made the switch from 29er to 27+. There certainly are trade offs and takes some getting used to, but just in my first few rides, there have been several times where I have found myself grinning from ear to ear and saying things like: "I should not have been able to do that." or "I would have eaten shit right there on my old bike" or just plain "whoo-hoo!!!"
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