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Offline oldgroundhog

New 29er Bikes
« on: October 17, 2007, 07:13:46 pm »
Buying a new bike to ride the Great Divide in '08 and getting a lot of buzz that the new 29er bikes are now the best way to go for mountain bike touring.

Was wondering if anyone has ridden with this new bike style.  Seems like the larger wheels of a 29er would give the bike better handling overall.


Offline gretnagirl

New 29er Bikes
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 07:45:34 pm »
I have the Gary Fisher Paragon 29er...I got it the first year they came out--3or4 yrs now (wow..it is time for a new one...) I absolutely LOVE it. It goes over everything.  It's much lighter than full suspension bike, and not missing out on anything. The geometry of it is great for longer rides/comfort. I just saw the new Gary Fisher Superfly in Mt Bike magazine....it is a masterpiece.
I'd highly recommend looking into a 29er.



Offline TCS

New 29er Bikes
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 02:39:28 pm »
gretnagirl, have you ridden your 29er over rough ground _loaded_for_touring_?

Best,
TCS

"My name is Pither.  I am at present on a cycling tour of the North Cornwall area taking in Bude and..."

Offline gretnagirl

New 29er Bikes
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 07:14:44 pm »
Pennsylvannia rocky terrain with backpack & seatpost rack...no panniers.