Ride a 29er?
Want to ride a 29er?
Interested in the "why" of 29ers?
Single speed or geared, internal hub gears...
Lets talk big wheel love...
I use the Ergon grips. Love them.
I guess I'll have to read the article to see if they were able to qualify their reasoning... Based on experience though, my 29er climbs better than any of my 26" bikes, including my 2005 Santa Cruz Blur.
Having both an Anthem Advanced 26er and an X29er I've found the 29er climbs far more efficiently. Should be a good read. Has anyone compared the weight of the 2011 and 2012 anthem29ers ?
No need to skid...
Jumping a 29er is no different to jumping any other bike. Just a bit of timing and a bit of 'body english'.
have a look at some of the videos posted here by Mike Curiak - http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/
Yep - he's a clever cookie choosing that bike... It is the way of the future for XC and Trail riding. Some are experimenting with 29er Downhill bikes.. (Lenz Sport) but it will be a while before that takes off...
29er Full Bouncer all the way, your lower back will thank you.
ditto, I've ridden my HT in the Alpine Descent and I stopped to take photos whilst the Anthem 29er carried on. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy stopping or taking photos but .....
Hi Michael, I've been using stans on my 26er for about 3 years and have replaced the goo once or twice but only really when replacing a tyre. Best change I ever made to the bike.
Hi, the goo seems to go off a little more in extreme heat, officially they say to replace every 3 months, the more you skimp (maybe because of races) the quicker it will go off. Sure it can last longer than stated, but it's a pain when you race and the goo just keeps squirting without setting or has already set and you run flat. Definitely go tubeless AND use goo. I love being able to run the tyres at 28psi when needed without to worry of pinch flats.
thanks for the feedback.
Interesting re the goo going off in the heat, I replaced my rear tyre before Easter that had goo slowly leaking from over a dozen "punctures", but I could still pump it up and ride! Amazing! Maybe in hindsight the goo had just gone off...
I found that on my Black Flag rims I seemed to loosen the valve enough when pumping the tyre up over a period of 2 months that I couldn't get valve to stop leaking after I had tightened up the lock nut. So I've gone back to tubes until the tyre wears out. On my 26er I use the Stans Rim Strips and so I don't have that problem.
yes, notubes ZTR rims with tubeless setup. works as usual but with a little extra Stan's gue to cover the larger tyres.
Hi Peter, i converted my anthemX29er wheels to tubless with Stans Nylon tape and some stans goo,mounted tubeless ready pythons tyres and haven't had any issues. Easy and relativley cheap insurance against flats I highly recommend the conversion.
Thanks Guys, have ordered a stans 29er kit and the new bike is on it's way today I'm told so perhaps the big hoops will be hittin the trail this weekend!