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Aug. 4, 2011, 10:57 a.m.
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26" vs 29" - some thoughts

^ some great points fm… but you forgot to mention: the yelli screamy is probably the slackest 29er production hardtail in existence: 68* static as you have it set up, i'm guessing?

69* according to canfield with a 100mm fork.

i'm riding a Yeti big top which is 70* with a 100mm fork and it's a ripper for XC and AM and could definitely be slacker for more aggressive riding.

IMO bb height and centre of gravity also affect how easily a bike descends over steep stuff

July 27, 2011, 11:06 a.m.
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Red bull Joyride - Video replay plus Semenuk, Zink and Messere's runs

who cares if a 20 inch bike is a better trick tool than a 26? open it up and let the riders choose. keep it a mtn bike comp thou. unless a bmx'r has a perfect run, i would think it's a lot more difficult to win (and stay on the bike) vs. a slope bike.

Pilgrim's bike pretty much looked like a 26 bmx. i don't even think Andreu's ride had a chain on it

July 25, 2011, 10:06 p.m.
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Whip-Off Worlds @ Crabapple Hits

yo todd - gotta make that Aline speed and style happen next year based on how sic WOW was! i would think redbull would be all over that… either that or build an upper crabapple for next yr…

July 20, 2011, 6:02 p.m.
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Specialized for 2012 - new bikes, a helmet and some pedals

ffs can't we have a single thread that doesn't devolve into the relative merits of 29" vs 26" wheels? what is this mtbr circa 2003

i hear ya but i don't really believe anything i read on mtbr so if JRig says its it's faster, i'm interested…

July 20, 2011, 2 p.m.
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Specialized for 2012 - new bikes, a helmet and some pedals

Get the 26" if you want to go slower.

slower up or slower down?

agree the 29 will climb easier (and thus likely faster)… but have u guys ridden the stumpy 26 vs 29 back to back and concluded it's faster everywhere for our local conditions?

July 15, 2011, 12:22 p.m.
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Attention: Ned's / Lower Seymour Trail Users

is ridgerunner climbable on an xc bike?

July 14, 2011, 3:43 p.m.
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New Wide High-Rise Handle Bar?

new atomlab bars = 30 wide and 3 inch rise… love em on my jump bike.

July 13, 2011, 3:18 p.m.
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Suspicious Death on Cypress

police were setup in the pullout below the 4th corner last night… just below where you'd park to access mystery DH… certainly is creepy seeing the forensic team anywhere near where we ride…

July 6, 2011, 5:23 p.m.
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29er OWNER'S thread

my 28 lb'r that eats up 26ers.

lookin good… any geo #s?
Chainstay length?
BB height?
Headangle?

June 30, 2011, 12:49 p.m.
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Executioner

It needs a lot of work to make it fully awesome. it's got some really great sections though. Leave the good bits and make the rest of the climb like Physio on Eagle, and you would have a climb that would make me come to Fromme just to ride up it.

can't say i agree it needs a LOT of work… drainage seems to be the issue in a few boggy spots… i'll start piling rocks whenever i'm up there…

June 30, 2011, 12:45 p.m.
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Executioner

Nope. But there always hope eh. When conditions are just right, on the 29er I can clean a fair bit. I have cleaned it to Expresso, and I think most of the way to Oil can too. Some sections are just too loose or soft though and far enough along that I am running out steam. If it had a firm base or had longer sections where you could rest, I could probably ride more. But that's OK. Something to work on..the rest of my riding life.

amen. to OC is impressive! good to know i'm not the only one who thinks the lung buster can be done… none of my buddies even want to follow me up there! haha… there are definitely some parts that test your metal… and yeah the sections between the climbs are way too short…

June 30, 2011, 11:32 a.m.
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Executioner

Already have a climbing trail too linking existing stuff. It's on the NSMBA radar. A future project. Really challenging climb at the moment. It's awesome.

have you ever cleaned it?

i can't wait to put my HT 29r to the test up some of the climb lines up there… goal is to clean it by end of summer….

June 29, 2011, 12:50 p.m.
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Adjustable seatposts

wtf

don't get it… what's the performance advantage of internal routing? vs. the inconvenience of accessing the system… especially when its hydrolic vs. cable… ie. bleeding…

June 28, 2011, 10:52 a.m.
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29er OWNER'S thread

29er and all parts have been bought… now the wait… can hardly wait to build, ride and post her up here!… i'm hoping its the only one around…

June 28, 2011, 10:43 a.m.
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World Affairs Part XI - Seb's Favourite Drive

there are a lot of sweet scenic drives in the world but we are lucky to have one of the best in our backyard.

my pops drove that highway 3 times a week for 25 years when we lived up there and he commuted to the city for work. skiing does that to people.

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