EricZ wrote:I'm returning to my roots after 11+ years away and am looking for suggestions in the used bike market under $1000. I'm 6' 200 pounds, 40 years old and have all of the accompanying back pain etc. that comes with it. I would like to get back to the singletrack at Boyce, Apollo, Moraine etc.. I tend to hammer through obstacles rather than gracefully clear them and have always liked light hardtail bikes and never rode 29's, full suspension, suspension seats or disc brakes but am open to suggestions. What do you think?
EricZ wrote:I'm returning to my roots after 11+ years away and am looking for suggestions in the used bike market under $1000.
Deluxe wrote:As far as wheel strength it's all relative. I have seen McWilly clean a 4-5 footer on a 29er hardtail, and by my estimate, he is well over 200 pounds. I have also seen several taco'ed 26 wheels at the bottom of the lift at Seven Springs (shitty bikes or rims possibly).
Jason wrote:There is no debate about strength, a bigger wheel is weaker, it is a leverage thing.
Deluxe wrote:PS: Shred does fly out the turns but ask him about that one tree...
Shred303 wrote:Some folks infer that you just can't get a 29er wheel that holds up well enough and that is not the case. In many riders practical experience 29er wheels held up the same and even better inspite of the leverage thing. Perhaps that reason is just dumb luck or chance or perhaps there is another reason for it. Who knows but it's certainly worth mentioning because with all the ranting and raving that goes on you'd expect that us 29er riders would be riding around with spare wheels and truing stands strapped onto our bikes.
Deluxe wrote:Shred - where is the Pivot demo day and what day?
We wanted to give everyone a heads up about taking out a Pivot for a test ride at North Park on Sunday, June 27th. There will be full size runs of Mach 4's, Mach 5's, Mach 429's and Firebirds available from Noon to 4:00PM at the Deer Browse Grove #1 across from the swimming pool at North Park. Hope to see you there!
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