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entry Apr 16 2010, 06:39 PM
So being the sceptic that I am, I never could get my head around the 29’er concept.
So I had a go on one, and it seemed ok.
Then one came up at a reasonable price, so I thought why not.

I got it and changed some bits over and took it out for an hour.
I didn’t do anything too taxing and it felt ok.
Nothing special, just ok.
Then on the commute to work, nothing special, just ok.

I could not really feel any major difference between a 29’er or my 26’er.
They were both SS rigids.

Then Wednesday night it clicked. Went out with the local club (some of which ride 29’ers) and it all fell into place.
I had put the steel forks back on and they were so much better than the carbon ones.
The trails that I did were twistier and more flowing that it’s maiden ride, and it seemed a lot faster on my local trails than the 26” SS.
I is happy.


So now the DMR has new forks, due to the Nixons blowing a seal on a descent and me dropping 6” in about .00000001 of a sec.
They are back having been repaired, but I think I will stick to the Fox Vanillas.
I is happy x 2.


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post Apr 21 2010, 06:55 PM
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29ers may make sense but my head and eyes to tuned into 26 set up I think I need more convincing ,nice ride though.


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