ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Sports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 508 votes, 4.94 average. Display Modes
Old 08-27-2010, 10:26 PM   #16456
kbasa
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 69,813
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gummee!
+1



I've sold Felt bikes. Nice stuff.

M
I'd love a Z5
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:27 PM   #16457
kbasa
Colnago!
 
kbasa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Marin County, California
Oddometer: 69,813
Quote:
Originally Posted by YakSpout
Thanks.

Compared to Oz's ride, this was nothing. 16K of vertical? OMG Nice work, Oznerol.

It started in Ventura and wound its way into Montecito, Santa Barbara and Goleta, then back down the coast to Ventura. Hit a couple roads I've never been on and want to ride again, both on the pedal bike and the motorcycle.

I didn't end up riding on Sunday. YakWife booked massages for us at a spot down the street and they were just the ticket.

I can't believe how much we could eat after the ride. We were like bottomless pits.


I'm going to ride 50 tomorrow and I know I'll be a full on carnivore afterwards.
__________________
IMHO.

Fuck Cancer. Ride bikes. - dave + tina
kbasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 06:17 AM   #16458
pilot
Slacker Moderator
 
pilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Kansas City
Oddometer: 32,187
I was bike shopping yesterday. Can someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of 29s over 26s?
__________________
The other 10% are sociopaths , serial killers and KLR riders. You wont get much sympathy from them.
-Furious D

Who wants to go to their grave without any scars? - tjconc
pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #16459
jtemple
Studly Adventurer
 
jtemple's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Papillion, Nebraska
Oddometer: 574
My new ride came in on Friday:



So far, I've only taken it out on a quick street ride. It was sort, but SWEET. I'm going to have fun with this bad boy.

Tomorrow, I'll get it dirty.
jtemple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 09:07 AM   #16460
TheNedster
Lurkapotamus
 
TheNedster's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Perched atop the Great Central Valley
Oddometer: 886
Quote:
Originally Posted by pilot
I was bike shopping yesterday. Can someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of 29s over 26s?
Ummmm...29ers look badass and I really, really want one?
__________________
"The V-Strom Man sits up straight and only picks his nose when he is 100% sure that no one is looking." - Uncle Larry
TheNedster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #16461
Steverino
Arrogant Horse's Ass #1
 
Joined: Nov 2001
Oddometer: 36,668
29'r roll over obstacles easier. So I have been told. Mine does very well off road. It needs a better motor though.
__________________

Steverino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 09:38 AM   #16462
VelvtRide
i can haz a motrsykle?
 
VelvtRide's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Location: Central California
Oddometer: 25,605
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steverino
29'r roll over obstacles easier. So I have been told. Mine does very well off road. It needs a better motor though.
__________________
Ninja Skillz... I haz dem.

Eat to live, don't live to eat. - VelvtRide, 2011
VelvtRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 10:28 AM   #16463
kobudo28
Banned
 
kobudo28's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: New Hampster. Live, Freeze and Ride.
Oddometer: 5,888
Quote:
Originally Posted by pilot
I was bike shopping yesterday. Can someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of 29s over 26s?
I ride a very modified Jamis Eureka with some very nice lightweight tubeless rims, Ultegra road triple, etc. It rolls along pretty well.

I took a cyclocross bike for a ride yesterday with 700c x 32's on it and it was so much faster than my Jamis. I took it on the same trail I ride on a regular basis so it was very easy to notice the speed difference. I once rode alot until I screwed up my back so I know how fast a road bike is with 700C's on it. I have been away for a few years and have been riding my Mt. bike and forgotten just how much faster they really are, taking in to account the gearing differences.

I'm sure on a mt bike 29's would roll over obsticles a little easier much like having a 21" front on a dual sport, dirtbike. Depending on gearing, they might be a bit faster too.
kobudo28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 10:39 AM   #16464
Oznerol
Motion Enthusiast
 
Oznerol's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Mountain View, CA
Oddometer: 1,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by pilot
I was bike shopping yesterday. Can someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of 29s over 26s?
For what sort of riding?

I've owned a couple of 29ers, and a couple of 26ers.

29er advantages:
  • Larger wheels can simply roll over larger obstacles, and smooth out the bumps when rolling over smaller ones (because the impact is spread out over a longer period), reducing rolling resistance
  • More stable when leaned over in sweeping turns
  • 700c rim diameter gives you access to a larger variety of pavement-oriented tires
26er advantages:
  • Lighter wheels at a given level of durability, and wheel weight is closer to the hub, further reducing moment of inertia (less weight to haul up hills, quicker acceleration, quicker turn initiation, more responsive suspension thanks to lower unsprung weight)
  • Can have shorter wheelbase, all other things being equal (makes for tighter turning radius, can more dramatically shift your weight to the front or rear to help navigate obstacles that are too large to just roll over)
  • Can have more suspension travel, all other things being equal
  • Still more the 'industry standard' for mountain bikes, meaning more options for tires, rims, forks, and frames. IMO this is really only an issue if you want a long-travel frame.

Most of my mountain biking is on fairly technical trails. For this riding, I strongly prefer the nimbleness of my 26ers; I do 95% of my mountain biking on one.

Take away the trickier technical stuff and put me on faster, smoother trails, and I'll have more fun on a 29er, railing through sweeping turns at high speed. I've eaten dirt a few times by washing out a 26er front wheel in a fast sweeping turn. I've never done that on a 29er, and I'm pretty sure that's not just because I've got less time on them than on 26ers.
Oznerol is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 10:54 AM   #16465
pilot
Slacker Moderator
 
pilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2002
Location: Kansas City
Oddometer: 32,187
The kid and I hit the trails today. I found out my "comfort" bike on single track is like riding my Versys on single track. I'm thinking 29s would be to awkward in the tight stuff we have. Thanks for all the insight. I didn't know if there was something other than rolling over obstacles.

Steve, my motor needs an overhaul, but it is starting to shape up a bit. 9.5 miles today. Climbing is getting easier.
__________________
The other 10% are sociopaths , serial killers and KLR riders. You wont get much sympathy from them.
-Furious D

Who wants to go to their grave without any scars? - tjconc
pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 11:28 AM   #16466
pierce
Aven'Tourer
 
pierce's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2003
Location: S'Cruz
Oddometer: 10,116
if you're a large person on a large frame mtn bike, 29er might make more sense, too. scaling the wheels along with the rest of it... much as a petite road racer might be better off on 650c wheels instead of 700c.

"29er" are just wide 700c rims, which are really 622mm at the beads. "26 inch" wheels are actually 559mm at the beads... so we're talking a 1.2" difference in radius [(622-559)/2 mm in inches], assuming the same width tires...
__________________
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
pierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 04:51 PM   #16467
pierce
Aven'Tourer
 
pierce's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2003
Location: S'Cruz
Oddometer: 10,116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oznerol
For what sort of riding?

I've owned a couple of 29ers, and a couple of 26ers.

29er advantages:
  • 700c rim diameter gives you access to a larger variety of pavement-oriented tires
note there's at least one great 26" pavement tire, the Ritchey Tom Slick. These things roll fast and smooth on pavement.

These *used* to be available on 700c too, I've got a set of older ones in 700x38, but afaik, they are only made as 26x1.0 and 26x1.4 now.
__________________
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
pierce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #16468
Oznerol
Motion Enthusiast
 
Oznerol's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Mountain View, CA
Oddometer: 1,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by pilot
I found out my "comfort" bike on single track is like riding my Versys on single track.
Hah. Yeah, I did that a few times when I was first starting back on bicycles as an adult. My shins are scarred from those rides.
Oznerol is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #16469
goldan57
Bail Tossin Vet
 
goldan57's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Fresno, Ca.
Oddometer: 53
I see my last post was deleted. Don't remember a 205? So...?
__________________
...your not as think as I'm confused you are...
- Semper Fi Devil Dogs
goldan57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 07:44 PM   #16470
EvilGenius
1.5 Finger Discount
 
EvilGenius's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: DFW, Texas
Oddometer: 20,325
Now I get antsy when I haven't ridden in a few days.

__________________
"Try turning that burn into torque. Then we're getting somewhere. Riding the potato to work seems quite impractical." - anotherguy

"Never bring a Nerf gun to a shovel fight." - My Brother
EvilGenius is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015