View Full Version : Newbie, WTB 29er
11-23-2008, 02:20 PM
Hey im John, new to the site...pretty cool site~! I am interested in getting into 29ers, any input? best frames to buy? I am 6'2 with a 34in inseam..I have been looking at Gunnar rockhounds, they seem pretty cool. Does anyone have a 29er frame for sale? im guessing I would need a 20in or large. also need a 29er fork. let me know if you got anything! thanks!
11-23-2008, 04:49 PM
"Best" depends on what sort of riding you will be doing and how you like your bike to fit and handle. Give us some clues.
I *may* have cheap frame/fork/wheels for sale soon.
11-23-2008, 05:55 PM
check out this tread. BomberB4 is selling some 29er stuff.
11-23-2008, 06:05 PM
well I plan to do mostly single track..possibly some commuting. mostly off road though, nothing like serious drops..so I dont really need full susp. wouldnt mind, but Id rather have a hard tail. PM me on what you *may* have for sale..thanks!
11-23-2008, 11:36 PM
havent ridden my gunnar rockhound it is still in the mail. I have been riding my gunnar fixed in for 6 years and I love it.
Rode other steel SS 29ers and they are awesome. Gunnars are a great bang for your buck for sure.
11-24-2008, 08:56 AM
I have a Gary Fisher Ferrous I will be selling soon. It is OX platinum steel.
11-24-2008, 09:06 AM
Check out Gary Fisher. IMO they are the best 29ers out there. I bought a GF Rig (ss 29er) last season and love it. Great bike and has never let me down.
11-24-2008, 10:56 AM
love my felt niner pro, feels like a custom ride if you're a tall dude too.
11-24-2008, 01:47 PM
I can't really think of any 29er hardtail frame that people dislike -- unless it breaks on them, doesn't clear the knobs on a Reba, or they brought the wrong size.
11-24-2008, 04:04 PM
I think the Niner frames are nice. Stumpjumper 29 is a nice ride. Depends on what you like.
11-24-2008, 07:36 PM
Also, what price range are you looking at? I think the Fisher's are nice starter bikes, relatively cheap too, but I had a Sugar 293 and sold it to purchase a KHS Flagstaff, which has the Specialized FSR rear suspension...this is a far better bike for the money. If you can find one I recommend picking one up (a bit heavy, but the frame and brake package alone rocks!). I've ridden several 29er's and find the niner's and kona's to be some of the best ( I mostly ride my kona kula 2-9 I built up as a SS fully rigid
). But as Spats noted, it might be tough to find a truly bad 29er hardtail. There are some small companies like Seven and Blacksheep that make some nice highend stuff...but they are typically titanium wallet-busters. For an uber-cheap ss check out kona unit 2-9 and redline monocog. Ebay usually has a decent variety of 29ers.
11-24-2008, 10:47 PM
what do u think of on-one inbred 29er frames?
Marin Alpine Trail 29er / 20.5" is what I ride, the bent top tube is nice for clearance. I'm also 6'2" w/ 34" inseam, I weigh 230lbs, in my mind this is the best bike for taller people. I upgraded my crank to accommodate body weight & riding style, also rebuilt rear hub - I beat on it, otherwise the standard set-up is pretty decent and the paint is spectacular, pictures don't do it justice. It's worth checking out.
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