April 19, 2011

The 29er Debate Continues…

Thanks to Rush Sports for this.

With the 29er bikes the hot topic of discussion at the moment after cleaning up at the Cape Epic, #epicwheelsize trending on twitter and the Downhill and Cross Country Mountain bike World Cup hitting Pietermaritzburg in a couple of days, I thought I would look into a discussion regarding the use of 29″ wheeled bikes for downhill…


I have ridden both 26″ and 29″ wheels. Not of the same model unfortunately. But there is a difference in how the bikes feel in the way they roll. Which is best for which discipline is a big statement as THE LAW, but here is my limited opinion on which I enjoyed most for which discipline:

Cross Country Style Racing i.e. Xterra – I preferred my Zula, to be dead honest.

Marathon racing on smooth courses – Loved the Kwela 29.

Cape Epic style riding i.e. rough, rutted and long – I would choose the Zula. The comfort for multiple day riding is essential.

Will the debate ever end which is best? I doubt it….

So let’s get onto the other video on 29ers. this for a bit of humor.

Apologies for the language, but it was just too funny to ignore.

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