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NSMB - 2016 - Hardtail Thread

April 26, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
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Oh Flip. Remember what Joe said? (Joe Dick): Internet people aren't real.

Besides. 26" is the TRUE wheel size. Everyone knows it.

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April 26, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
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also, generally, wondering what people are talking about wrt 29er marketing hype. where are you seeing it? because i'm not

again with the insecurities, perhaps? seems to be a projection. odd that people become so personally affronted by changes. byproduct of a materialist society i suppose, and the implication that our self worth is based on what we possess. no need to become defensive if you're not keeping up with the bleeding edge joneses.

i've still got my 26'er ragley, and it's a fun bike. that said, if i buy a new ht, it's gonna have wagon wheels. and some sort of silly slack [HTML_REMOVED] slammed geometry, of course. physics!

April 26, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
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Personally I would just go with a cx bike with room for 29+ tires.

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April 26, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
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Nice fucking bike Mom.

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April 26, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
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exactly, why do the coolaid drinkers always feel the need to tell everyone else they've made terrible gear decisions? Boom, I really don't care what wheelsize people decide works best for them. If they're out in the woods having a good time I don't give a flying f*ck whether they're on 24" gazzi's or 29minus semichubbs. I have a great time every time I throw a leg over my bike, it works great for the riding I do, and want to do…why do you feel the need to belittle others gear choices just because it doesn't align with what works for you? I can handle lots of different wheel choice options, it's the sanctimonious preaching that everyone else doesn't get it like you do that gets me riled up.

what the pho, in this very thread on the first page you wrote "funny, i have the opposite reaction" to a guys bike, i'm assuming because of the plus tires. you put down that dudes evil bike in at least one thread. how is that in line to what you typed above.

meh, i usually don't care enough to post stuff like this, but this page of this thread reads like zedbra type stuff from everybody

and open question here to all…how did 650b bikes duck the marketing hype tag

April 26, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
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and open question here to all…how did 650b bikes duck the marketing hype tag

that's the question right? 650b is pretty much nothing but marketing hype, rammed down our throats by virtually every company 86ing their 26" bikes to jump on the new platform - yet 29ers and plus bikes are the 'bad guys'. seems misdirected at best

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

April 26, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
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that's the question right? 650b is pretty much nothing but marketing hype, rammed down our throats by virtually every company 86ing their 26" bikes to jump on the new platform - yet 29ers and plus bikes are the 'bad guys'. seems misdirected at best

I kinda remember, like 3-4 years ago, when 650b came out that we were all jumping up and down calling it marketing hype (and it is IMO). now 650b is mainstream and nobody cares because we have new wheel sizes and a dozen and a half other new standards to lament about.

April 26, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
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My 3.5 yr old son has a Specialized Hot Rock. Fully rigid, 12" wheels, single speed, coaster brake. When he rides that thing, he is so happy that he almost can't stand it. When I ride with him on our neighbourhood singletrack, it reminds me that my 650 140mm modern trail bike is still just that…a bike. And I love riding bikes. Always have.

26" cool.
650 cool.
29'er cool.
12 " rigid cool.

Ride what you ride, cuz this thread is going the way of…:deadhorse:

…still looks like a Trek:rolleyes:

April 27, 2016, 12:29 a.m.
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Still on this thing for 2016. Not even gonna mention or complain about the wheel size and skinny 2.2 tires…

And the CX bike but since the picture updated with a NW ring up front. New less mega heavy CF wheels are on the wishlist.

April 27, 2016, 12:29 a.m.
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"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

April 27, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
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I don't even know how I have fun on my inferior technology

Second hand Marijuana smoke.

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April 27, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
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New Surface?

Rootdown BA is 29/27+…

:Edit:
Yep, Looks like it. Presumably Canadian built Rootdown BA a-like.

April 27, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
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first i've heard of the ba - numbers look very cool! is this a mt built iteration, then?

April 27, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
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It saddens me that my chromag is old school 135qr rear end. Not that I have any use for 27.5+. But I want to at least be able to come into a thread like this and flex my wiener.

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April 27, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
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New Surface?

Rootdown BA is 29/27+…

i talked to ian about the BA, he said its not 27.5+ compatible. he mentioned that was almost certainly a next step for the rootdown, but would be a ways off. so i imagine this is a locally made 29/27.5+ frame

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

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