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May 30, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
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so if 650b is the perfect wheel size and plus tires are the new best thing then how long untill were riding 26 Inch wheels with 3 inch tires again.

It's coming………..I've seen the 26+ :)

Shed head!

May 31, 2016, 12:48 a.m.
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26+ for nimble traction, 29 for fast traction. You heard it here first!!:dizzy:

May 31, 2016, 7:02 a.m.
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im sticking to my 26 ' whls. it'll be cool again i have no fear.

May 31, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
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I wonder how fat a tire I can stick in my nomad? ill have to throw my white bros DH2 on the front for extra effect

May 31, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
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now that I'm not worried about airtime and have reverted to my old xc (we used to call it mtn biking then down hillers showed up with all their coolness) styles, I'm finding todays trails bikes are the bikes we wished had been invented back in 92. such a nice time to pedal bikes around.

May 31, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
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So, looks as though a 2.8 should fit in a standard 27.5 fork, no? If I can squeeze one in the back………anyone make + tyres in gumwall?

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

May 31, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
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now that I'm not worried about airtime and have reverted to my old xc (we used to call it mtn biking then down hillers showed up with all their coolness) styles, I'm finding todays trails bikes are the bikes we wished had been invented back in 92. such a nice time to pedal bikes around.

It's funny, right? It's like every 10 years "The Industry" remembers that most folks like a bike that climbs decently and is fun to descend on. The first few years of freeride, the birth of the trail bike, the first few years of "enduro"…

…I wonder what cute name they'll come up with next time. I bet the bikes will be A-MAY-ZING (no sarc.), 'cause this round of "do everything well" bikes is pretty darned fantastic.

June 1, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
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Joined: May 13, 2005

Oh my so many standards…:P

Why does it seem to be so important to mountain bikers on high end bikes for everything to be cross compatible with everything else?

Honda engineers don't sit down with Toyota engineers and discuss coming up with a standard interface between engine and transmission.

KTM and BMW don't ensure that you can swap wheels between a 1190 Adventure R and the R1200GS.

Think of the bike as a complete system and none of this is a problem.

Buy a whole bike, sell a whole bike. Just like cars and motorcycles and dishwashers and everything else. It's the new paradigm in cycling, get used to it.

Feel free to take up knitting if you don't like it.

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