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Simonsud

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one more in the shed I've finally got some cheating wheels a 2013 scott genius 940 29er I've had a go on a 29 before but now I've got my own I can't believe how fast and how much grip it has over my old octane
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Need to see??  Thinking of a 29 er my self.
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Parked next to my octane now stripped of all its bits which are now on my old Marin Eldridge

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Oh that's nice, great looking bike. How's the ride? Always interested as to how folk find 29ers.
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Always thought a 650b would be the best bike for me but love the 29er first long ride I had was a road ride to work and on the way home got caught by a couple of road bikes and I found it easy to stay with them I got the jump on them at a set of traffic lights and it took them about 5 miles to catch me up I would never have done that on my full sus 26 , that's why I stripped it for bits as I will never ride it again now I've got the 29er
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So you find a 29er quicker than a 26" wheel? Not got anything to do with it it being a lighter bike? Not that I know that it is lighter of course but I just assume it is being modern.
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29ers are definitely faster on the road, once that big wheel gets spinning it's easy to hold a higher average speed. Will be interesting to find out how you find it in the off road tight/techy/jumpy stuff
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I rode a buddy s trek 29err s/s a few weeks back. Being a s/s maybe a set back as the trails were single track full of rocks hills and roots. Tell ya the truth I would like to try one that has gears. I was not for me. I would go for the 26 fatty. That was a sweet ride in those conditions.
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I've been light off-road already and it's faster rolling there as well and feels just as nimble as my 26 it also wheelies easy can't see any negatives at the moment it might not be good for smaller riders but I'am 6 ft with 34in inside leg and it feels spot on all my large 26 have always felt to small with lots of seat post exposed
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Still loving the 29 built a 26 for winter hack but keep putting the lights on the scott for night rides will only take 26 when it's really wet as don't like getting scott too dirty
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I can totally relate to the not wanting to get it dirty platitude matey.
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