AnimalFromSpace wrote:if it were any higher, like it had 29" wheels, I'd practically have to get on it with a step.
So my guess is, given the properties, it would be good on obstacle rich terrain but downhill, you'd be higher and less in control. So it would all come down to what you want to ride.
Malibu wrote:For a guy my size, I am faster and feel more in control on the 29 v my 26 on descents. The 29 has 5" of travel and slacker geo compared to my 4" travel 26. Also, just did a ride today with some technical climbing on the 29 that I previously rode on my 26 due to a temporarily broken 29. With the 29, I clean more difficult sections of rock gardens and rooty switchbacks. I also carry more speed on the climbs in general and seem to expend less energy while staying more on the middle ring v the granny.
AnimalFromSpace wrote:Someone - somewhere - has probably built a ski slope special. 29" front - 26" rear. I wonder what that would be like.
That good eh? Might clear curbs as well.
RayMondo wrote:I assume the 29s have a longer wheelbase, if due only to the extra radius of the wheels, which would create more longitudinal stability.
RayMondo wrote:With the extra 1.5" ground clearance, you can pedal hard on bends with less risk of grounding the pedal.
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