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Where can I testride a Small 29ER ???


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Morning Hubbers!

 

I am thinking of just trying out a 29er and was wondering if any of you know where I will be able to find a small to take for a testride?

 

It would help if it was somewhere in, or close to the Durbanville area.

 

Have already been to Willie E but they don't have any smalls.

 

 

Any ideas would be welcome!

 

Thanks!

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Wow you two are fast, just finished my coffee and got back to my desk!

 

Thanks Iron but agree Morningside only a few 100 km's too far :D

 

I hope someone as kind as Thumper reads this thread from around my area!

 

 

So I've been doing a lot of reading on the 29ers and us being small how would you say that affect things Thumper?

 

Surely can be too bad? I can/like to climb and push bigger gears - any comments anyone?

 

Currently on a ST 26er...

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Drop Nagala a line, he's the local Chumba agent and a realy nice bloke.

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hhmm - seems there are a few of is the same boat :)

How tall are you guys? I'm around 176cm and can generally get away with a medium 26er (around the 17/18in mark). But I've yet to find a 'medium' 29er to my liking.

 

The Silverback Moda was probably the one I felt most comfortable on - but now they are pretty much sold out. 2012 version should be out end of September from what I hear.

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Sweet will chat to Nagala!

 

I like the black Chumba above :thumbup:

 

Dubber you still have 6cm on me, I'm 1.70 so I will have to stick to a small!

 

And then IF I decide to go 29er then the next Q will be ST or HT...

 

Gotta say I LOVE my little 16in small ST, especially when going down anything! :clap:

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Morning BUMP!

 

Following your thread here and I thought i'd share my findings as you seem to be in a similair boat.

 

I've spent many hours hours researching a replacement bike and finally invested in a Yeti BigTop, size L.

I've ridden a 26" HT for the last few years and i must say that the move to 29" has been a revelation for me, a massive improvement in almost every aspect of my riding, by my personal comparative and i accept every situation is different, i'd say 90% of the "like on like" comparatives to my old 26" hard tail place the BigTop far ahead, significantly so.

I am very happy with it!!

 

This is a solid and sound choice if you can find your size to test ride - can't help you there unfortunately as i'm also in JHB.

 

Good luck in your search

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Following your thread here and I thought i'd share my findings as you seem to be in a similair boat.

 

I've spent many hours hours researching a replacement bike and finally invested in a Yeti BigTop, size L.

I've ridden a 26" HT for the last few years and i must say that the move to 29" has been a revelation for me, a massive improvement in almost every aspect of my riding, by my personal comparative and i accept every situation is different, i'd say 90% of the "like on like" comparatives to my old 26" hard tail place the BigTop far ahead, significantly so.

I am very happy with it!!

 

This is a solid and sound choice if you can find your size to test ride - can't help you there unfortunately as i'm also in JHB.

 

Good luck in your search

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