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29ERS VS 26ERS WHEELS


swoosh1973

WHEN PURCHASING YOUR NEXT MTB, WHICH WHEEL SIZE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?  

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  1. 1. WHEN PURCHASING YOUR NEXT MTB, WHICH WHEEL SIZE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

    • 29 INCH WHEEL
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    • 26 INCH WHEEL
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TWENTY NINERS APPARENTLY OFFER FAR SMOOTHER RIDES WITH MORE TRACTION, CONTROL AND LONGER ROLLING.

 

26INCH WHEELS ARE APPARENTLY MORE NIMBLE AND WEIGH LESS. ALSO COST LESS.

 

APPARENTLY THE NEXT "BIG" THING IN MTB WILL BE 29 INCHES WITH 26ERS POTTENTIALY BEING PHASED OUT BY BIKE MANUFACTURERS
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I don't own any 26" wheel bikes. Smile

 

- Single Speed - 29"

- Geared hard tail - 29"

- Road - 700c (or 29" if you like)

 

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Vote for 29". The more guys who buy them, the cheaper my 29" tyres will become...

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Got 26" wheels on most of my bikes except the road/cyclo-cross and my singlespeed which is dressed up with 29er up front and 26er at back (aka 69er or 96er) it's using the wheel from the cyclo-cross at the moment so actually looking for a new 700c/29er front wheel

 

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Ok great I am also considering 29er as my next bike but i think i need to wait for the next "ride before you buy"show to realy be convinced.

 

I love endurance riding. Im no trixter on the bike so i gues perhaps an easier rolling wheel will be ok.

 

I noticed one of the bike mags had a Gary Fischer with 29ers. But its a bit pricey.

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I'm building a 29er and will get a set of 'Road Tyres' on a spare set of wheels for it (700 x 37C or something like that), and had a set of 700C wheels built for my wife's 26" MTB (SLX Centre Lock Hubs and 700C Rims)

 

If you want a set of road wheels for your MTB, 700C (or 29" - they're the same) usually fit on a 29" MTB
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