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  1. #51
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    I get a Maxxis enema when I ride steeps on 29, very rare on 27.5. Mullet would solve that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    False premise…there are no truly ‘tight’ machine built switchbacks!

    what are they then, you musta been there so you tell me what they are ?

    or are you just full of shit ?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  3. #53
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    Lighten up, Francis.

    You need a sarcasm emoji?
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  4. #54
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    Love my Transition carbon Scout 27.5. 29 is ye teats but the 27.5 is a hoot to ride.

    Let me know if you want to buy it.
    "All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    People used to complain about 27.5's being big and slow handling compared to 26's.
    Hang on a minute, weren't 27.5 bikes the best of both worlds 26 and 29? The nimble handling of a 26er with the rollover capability of a 29er. And wait, make that a plus size tire and the grip will be amazing! So fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Hang on a minute, weren't 27.5 bikes the best of both worlds 26 and 29? The nimble handling of a 26er with the rollover capability of a 29er. And wait, make that a plus size tire and the grip will be amazing! So fast!
    Did you work for the specialized marketing department in 2015?

  7. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Did you work for the specialized marketing department in 2015?
    Giant.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    And wait, make that a plus size tire and the grip will be amazing!
    But wait, wouldn't a 3.0 tire on a 27.5 just be a 29-like outer tire diameter? Is that really a 27.5 anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Lighten up, Francis.

    You need a sarcasm emoji?
    well consider you might be full of shit anyway ?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  10. #60
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    Machine built trails are perfect for lazy e-bikers!
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    you must need a sarcasm emoji ?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  12. #62
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    We need to settle this over a bowl of red curry poutine.
    Or maybe just a bowl.
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  13. #63
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    Next spring when the 30" wheels hit the market your 27.5 won't be worth shit. Neither will your 29er. The 30" wheel set will revolutionize cycling.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

    "Happiest years of my life were earning < $8.00 and hour, collecting unemployment every spring and fall, no car, no debt and no responsibilities. 1984-1990 Park City UT"

  14. #64
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    Until someone builds a 31


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    I'm just suprised nobody has brought up the 27.5 - 650 B debate
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  16. #66
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    650b is euro, so therefore it goes faster uphill.
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    the lycra factor ?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  18. #68
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    You are on the right track…but acoustic bikes are forbidden in Europe now, they slow everyone down too much.
    Damn Nazis.
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  19. #69
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    if all you ride is shuttled mostly downhill trails and love to go really fast brake super hard rutting out and washboarding the trail before every switch back then a 29ers is for you

    if you acutally like to ride a bike and have skills then a 27.5 is the bomb
    if you like a bike ass bike then you might as well go buy an ebike that handles like a tank in the switchbacks and makes you look week
    I have no idea how a chick or a dude at lets say 5-3 can think a 29er is a good bike for them

    I got a 27.5 lg travel that is a blast and a 29er 22lb hardtail that rolls real fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Until someone builds a 31

    36-er or GTFO. https://www.dirtysixer.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    You are on the right track…but acoustic bikes are forbidden in Europe now, they slow everyone down too much.
    Damn Nazis.
    wow I didn't know ever one in yurp is a Nazi, i learn so much on TGR
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  22. #72
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    In tongue in cheek sarcasm land, anyone can be anything.
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    There are probably more nazi's in America but really I am more worried about all that lycra
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    How's the Shadowcat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkendrenchman View Post
    How's the Shadowcat?
    shhh. This thread is off the rails. I will not confirm or deny anything about any shadowcat.

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