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long travel wagon wheelers

July 31, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
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Posted by: vincentaedwards

I have a Kona Process 29 AL/DL. It climbs well and has good trail manners for such a capable bike. I use it at the bike park, and for rocky technical trail riding. It’s a bit more work than my Tallboy3 when climbing, but still very manageable. 

I think the geo and suspension kinematics are really key to how well it performs. I find that steep SA paired with short chainstays and long-ish reach really work for me. It’s also very quiet and composed on rough dh sections. It’s a bike that loves to go fast.

Go any pics?

Aug. 9, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
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Aug. 10, 2018, 6:56 p.m.
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https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb16214319/p5pb16214319.jpg

this looks killer , love the build

Aug. 10, 2018, 8:24 p.m.
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It looks better than the Troy which isn't that hard to accomplish

Aug. 10, 2018, 8:39 p.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb16214319/p5pb16214319.jpg

this looks killer , love the build

Aug. 11, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
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They have a Spartan 29 on the floor at Lynn Valley Bikes per their Instagram post from yesterday.


 Last edited by: rnayel on Aug. 11, 2018, 9:34 a.m., edited 2 times in total.
Aug. 13, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
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i thought these bikes were measurably faster and set to dominate the world of racing. seems that DH and EWS are still dominated on the podium by small wheels.

Aug. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
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Posted by: rnayel

They have a Spartan 29 on the floor at Lynn Valley Bikes per their Instagram post from yesterday.

image I saw was of the new Troy , it,s a 29er as well.

Aug. 14, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
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https://www.pinkbike.com/news/fezzari-launches-la-sal-peak-a-long-travel-29er-for-the-downs-and-ups.html

Aug. 14, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
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The La Sal Peak sounds promising, Fezarri is learning.

Aug. 14, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
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Posted by: JBV

i thought these bikes were measurably faster and set to dominate the world of racing. seems that DH and EWS are still dominated on the podium by small wheels.

More to do with height of fastest riders than with wheelsize magic, willing to bet.

If everyone was 6' 3"+ (Minaar) maybe we'd see more 29 domination. As it is, the top of the heap is covered with average height riders.

Aug. 14, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/fezzari-launches-la-sal-peak-a-long-travel-29er-for-the-downs-and-ups.html

Aug. 14, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
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Posted by: JBV

i thought these bikes were measurably faster and set to dominate the world of racing. seems that DH and EWS are still dominated on the podium by small wheels.

I mean, suddenly Ed Masters is doing ok on a 29er so there's that.

Aug. 14, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
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That other French guy who came outta nowhere to win three straight WC DH races on a 29er or the other Frenchman who won the previous one...

Years ago it was proven how stupid DH racers are when they agreed to ban skin suits from racing.  WC DH: The original "Speed and Style" competition.  UCI should run with that marketing campaign.

Aug. 15, 2018, 9:22 a.m.
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Anybody putting in a decent amount of days on a 29er in the WB park? Looking to ditch the Glory 0 and go full enduro. Commencal Meta 29 seems to be the top choice so far, but can't get one until October and they were fully booked for Crankworx demos right away (and didn't bring mediums).

Seems like there are some deals on Ranges as well. Capra looks like great value obviously, but the water bottle thing actually matters to me. Stumpjumper Evo is intriguing as well.

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