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Looking for some input.

Jan. 5, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
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Posted by: Ouch

I'm still debating between the Sight and Range, I'm getting closer to pulling the trigger on one of them. My gut instinct is to go with the Sight 29. I started looking at YouTube videos of the double black's rides on the Shore and Squamish, I can't see myself riding that stuff! So most likely going with either the Sight A1 or splurging for the C2. When it's time to service the fork, I'll bump up the travel.

I think you'll be happy no matter what choice you make. You'll find your skill will improve and you will get into harder trails, but I agree the double blacks can be a significant step up not only in challenge but in terms of risk/consequence of crashes.

Jan. 23, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
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Well, thanks for everyone's feedback. I've pulled the trigger on a Norco Range 29er!

Jan. 24, 2018, 6:49 a.m.
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Which one? Pics!!!

Jan. 24, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
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Watch the size of your chainring with the wagon wheels - you might want to consider having the shop swap a smaller one on for free while it is still brand new...I found that on the climbs that I frequent, the stock ring on my E29 blew me up. I'm down to a 30 now but sometimes a 28 would be better.

Jan. 24, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
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They all come with 50T rear cassettes, and they spec a 32T front ring for the 29ers.  He might be OK with that, but it is something worth keeping in mind when you go to pick up your bike.

Jan. 24, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
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Is chainring size noticeably affected going from 27.5 to 29 wheelsizes?

Jan. 24, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
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Yes.

Jan. 24, 2018, 10:59 p.m.
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Posted by: shoreboy

They all come with 50T rear cassettes, and they spec a 32T front ring for the 29ers.  He might be OK with that, but it is something worth keeping in mind when you go to pick up your bike.

Good point - mine doesn’t have the newer cogset size. 

There are calculators online that make it really easy to figure out your ratios including tire circumference. Compare your new set up to what you’re used to. When I got my e29 I did that and found that my easiest was about equivalemt to my third easiest on the other bike. 29rs without geraring to adjust can end up being tough- but you’re right.

Jan. 25, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
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Picking up the A1, has pretty good build. The only thing I was thinking about changing was the chainring, 28T makes the most sense.

Jan. 25, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
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Go oval!

Jan. 25, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Go oval!

Didn't that fail in the 90's?

Jan. 25, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
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Posted by: Ouch

Posted by: tungsten

Go oval!

Didn't that fail in the 90's?

It’s back, but ovaled the other way this time.

It works I think.


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Jan. 25, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Posted by: Ouch

Posted by: tungsten

Go oval!

Didn't that fail in the 90's?

It’s back, but ovaled the other way this time.

It works I think.

Ahhhh....... everything old is new again!

I'm guessing a chain guide wouldn't work with oval?


 Last edited by: Ouch on Jan. 25, 2018, 9:53 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Jan. 26, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
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Should be fine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLT7PLanvJ0

Feb. 20, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
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Posted by: Ouch

Posted by: pedalhound

I am in my mid 40's, am 6'4" and ride a 135mm 29er....won't go back to smaller wheels. Just because it works great for me, may not mean it works great for you. Most bikes now are pretty awesome, ride a bunch and buy the one that puts the biggest smile on your face.

Out of curiosity what bike are you riding? Where are you riding? 

I'm still going back and forth between the Sight and Range. With my current riding, the Sight seems like plenty of bike, but the more I ride the better I'm getting, so will the Sight be enough bike come next year? I know either bike will work regardless, but is it better to be under-gunned or over-gunned? I'm leaning towards the Range again, because buying another bike in the next couple years is NOT an option. So I want to make sure I get this right!

Sorry did not see this one. I am riding a Banshee Prime on Vancouver Island. The new Sight looks great, other bikes I am looking at is the Transition Sentinal and Guerrilla Gravity Smash.

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