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    Intend doing more MTBing this year. Still riding a 26er, is this acceptable?

    I hear those 29ers that everyone guffawed are actually selling really well...

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    So long as you ride at night and on your own you'll be fine.

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    That bad eh? I shall test your statement at a trail centre this weekend. I guess flat bars and bar ends will be poo-pooed too??!

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    This is definitely not the Real DK. He wouldn't have been worrying about what other people think.

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    Have you stolen my Anthem DK?

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    Funny things those 29ers, tried one at the weekend I felt very high up. It was better on smooth open tracks but on V technical stuff and narrow twisty windy treey stuff it was a hinderence.

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    Have you stolen my Anthem DK?
    Not that I know of, how's it go?

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    has anybody rode one of them there fat bikes..?been looking at a few,seem bit pricey some of them..
    what are poeples views on them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Dirty Karlos_ View Post
    Intend doing more MTBing this year. Still riding a 26er, is this acceptable?

    I hear those 29ers that everyone guffawed are actually selling really well...
    29ers are the mtb equivalent of laserdisc, better in some respects but cumbersome in use.

    i've been telling you for years we need 650B & it looks like it has finally arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondy View Post
    has anybody rode one of them there fat bikes..?been looking at a few,seem bit pricey some of them..
    what are poeples views on them??
    Fat bikes were designed to overcome a particular problem we don't have in the UK, think aof them like an environmentally friendly humvee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post

    i've been telling you for years we need 650B & it looks like it has finally arrived.
    Although as recently tested in a bike mag with bikes and kit a similar as possible, they were concluded not to be as nimble or fun as a 26er, nor as "trail smoothing" as a 29er. So, best of both perhaps, or of little performance advantage depending on your view.

    i like the Genius 700's though but the shock is apparently pants.

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    Der dum de dum, de dum, dee as close as I can recall DK

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    **Chortle**

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    Just has a great day at Thetford, where it seems to have defied the floods and dusty dry single track is abound. 25 miles of dry single track heaven has restored my faith in mtb'ing.

    Any dust on the bike blew off on the way home. No washing required whatsoever.

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    Last weeks MTB ride



    Seems a winter ago :-)

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    What's MTB again?

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    Rediscovered it again today, t'was a real blast.

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    According to Strava I'm 4th fastest round my local trails, that was last summer on my entirely plastic 26"...on my plastic 29" I'm 10th on the second ride in the middle of winter.

    The difference is under 4mins.

    On the twisty flowing/technical downhill section I'm 5th fastest overall on the 26" and 8th on the 29" the difference being a couple of seconds.


    I'm still definitely a three or four bike man...but my best 26" is out and out faster but the 29" is just about as fast with much lower effort required which makes it perfect for 24hr soloing :-)
    Last edited by BHB 10.6.6; 04-03-13 at 10:19.

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    Its what gives the skills to ride a road bike. Better than a Roadie
    Last edited by Dalesman ; 04-03-13 at 15:07.

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    Reroad bike? Sorry, you've lost me there.......

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