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Old 02-02-2011, 08:59 AM   #18856
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:19 AM   #18857
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The LBS let me demo a GIANT Anthem 29er for the weekend. I've always been curious about these newfangled big wheels, but never had the opportunity to ride one... until today. I was 6 minutes faster than on my bike on a little 5 mile single track loop. The way it glided over roots and positively hauled ass through the corners was downright amazing. My preconceived notions about slow turn in were quickly eradicated. I'm a believer, but unfortunately cannot justify paying more for a mtb than I did my DR650. Any suggestions on a 29er that costs under $1600?

edit: Hardtail is fine by me as I prefer them.
Way under $1600

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:46 AM   #18858
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Around me it's the opposite when you ride a recumbent trike on public roads; drivers tend to see you more because it's not a common vehicle and allowed more room than normal bicycles.

Besides, being seen on public road has more to do with the way you ride than sitting up high.
That's been my experience, too (although I have a recumbent bike, not a trike). It's an unusual vehicle and people notice it more.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:28 PM   #18859
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Remember they ride on the other side of the road there ...

Hello everyone!

This is sort of a timely new use of helmet cams, don't you think?

Enjoy,



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Read the article and play the video here.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #18860
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Hello everyone!

This is sort of a timely new use of helmet cams, don't you think?

Enjoy,



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Read the article and play the video here.
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You notice how the van driver was all up in arms that the cyclist dood hit his van, but didn't put 2 and 2 together that he'd cut him off first?

Cause and effect didn't even cross the guy's brain. Like I'm gonna whack yer car for no apparent reason?

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:59 PM   #18861
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Hello everyone!

This is sort of a timely new use of helmet cams, don't you think?

Enjoy,

Liz

Read the article and play the video here.
I always carry mace. That dude would've gotten a face-full.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #18862
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Ok, I've been thinking. Mainly because it's snowy out and I don't have anything else to do. Currently I run 20's on that trike. It's what they came with.

Is there any reason I couldn't put bigger wheels & tires on it, for better off roading/inclement weather on-roading? Someone tell me why that wouldn't work.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:24 PM   #18863
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Ok, I've been thinking. Mainly because it's snowy out and I don't have anything else to do. Currently I run 20's on that trike. It's what they came with.

Is there any reason I couldn't put bigger wheels & tires on it, for better off roading/inclement weather on-roading? Someone tell me why that wouldn't work.
rear wheel looks like it would be the hard part to change over. You may need to swap cassette or cogs as well, as the gear ratio would change...
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:32 PM   #18864
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rear wheel looks like it would be the hard part to change over. You may need to swap cassette or cogs as well, as the gear ratio would change...
I believe that most mods are done to the rear wheel only - search for mods over on bentrideronline.com or post a note.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #18865
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If you re-lace the front hubs to 26" rims, the tires may rub aginst your arms or seat before you reach steering stops.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:38 PM   #18866
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If you re-lace the front hubs to 26" rims, the tires may rub aginst your arms or seat before you reach steering stops.
Hmmm...
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:28 PM   #18867
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If you re-lace the front hubs to 26" rims, the tires may rub aginst your arms or seat before you reach steering stops.
and raising the front raises the CoG making it more tippable on turns, as well as raising your legs even higher, making it harder to see.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:30 PM   #18868
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and raising the front raises the CoG making it more tippable on turns, as well as raising your legs even higher, making it harder to see.
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If you re-lace the front hubs to 26" rims, the tires may rub aginst your arms or seat before you reach steering stops.
...which is why most appear to focus on the rear/drive wheel.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:31 PM   #18869
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well, raising the back would also raise the CoG, assuming it could fit in the rear stays, which I don't think it could without a lot of re-engineering.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:27 AM   #18870
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well, raising the back would also raise the CoG, assuming it could fit in the rear stays, which I don't think it could without a lot of re-engineering.
True - but I don't think it's as significant as raising all three wheels though in regards to COG. That's why I suggested he post in the trikes section at bentriders - I'm sure someone has already tried it.

I test-rode a couple with larger drive wheels - didn't have any issues but again, these were test-rides. The catrike expedition has a 26" rear - and was a blast to ride. I believe it comes with a 20" rear option - and I doubt there's any difference in the frames although I'm sure they were designed for both.



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Wheel flex can be interesting - but not totally a bad thing I suppose. Look at about the 1:06 point here - it has a 700c rear wheel.

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