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Mid-fat. 27.5+ on the shore?

March 13, 2016, 8:08 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 28, 2014

Weight and slow.

Not only that but the width. :D

April 14, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
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Joined: May 28, 2005

Particularly, I would love an XC-Race-Like 4" travel 29'er with a slack headangle, long front center, and short(ish) rear center. I have a feeling it's coming and I can accept that it's Plus bikes that are going to make it happen.

what about this: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/kona-carbon-hei-hei-dl-first-look.html

carbon 29er with 120mm/100mm front/rear suspension, sub 17" chaintays and a 68/74 head/seat tube angle. even comes in your favorite flavor: kona

i feel like it's missing a pivot though?

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

April 14, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 28, 2008

I wish my 29er hardtail could use 27.5+ wheels. But alas. I have to wonder if the Schwalbe Procore technology offers some of the benefits of the 27.5+ wheels though. Increased traction, increased comfort…and increased weight ;)

But I agree that a 27.5+ all mountain hardtail would be super fun.

Wrong. Always.

April 16, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 5, 2003

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