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#175624 - 03/06/13 04:57 PM Comments on Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er???
Dryfly Offline
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Registered: 03/06/13
Posts: 9
I have a chance to get one in amazing condition, less than a year old, for an amazing price (from a good friend...). I have not spent timeon trails using anything with wheels this big. The bike fits me well, I am just curious what people's experience has been with transitioning to larger wheels.
I do a lot of single track riding in the woods of east Texas and out in the hill country. Nothing too technical.

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#175628 - 03/06/13 08:11 PM Re: Comments on Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er??? [Re: Dryfly]
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Registered: 02/14/10
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Loc: NC
29'ers typically climb better and handle small bumps better. They track better over rough terrain due to the larger wheel. However, they dont corner as easily and are a little more cumbersome than 26" wheels. I have several bikes both 26" and 29". I like each for different reasons. If you just riding singletrack cross country and not riding downhill or freeriding, 29'ers are a good choice.
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#175635 - 03/07/13 10:21 AM Re: Comments on Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er??? [Re: Dryfly]
ETSU Pride Offline
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Registered: 10/25/10
Posts: 931
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Originally Posted By Dryfly
I have a chance to get one in amazing condition, less than a year old, for an amazing price (from a good friend...). I have not spent timeon trails using anything with wheels this big. The bike fits me well, I am just curious what people's experience has been with transitioning to larger wheels.
I do a lot of single track riding in the woods of east Texas and out in the hill country. Nothing too technical.


I know about 4 people off top of my head that has a 29ner, they love it!! The guy that runs the local bike shop here says it takes one and half extra rotation on the pedal to regain cadence compared to a 26in. I wish I could tell you more but I haven't rode one, yet. If the bike fits you, then go for it! Base on the raving reviews it gets, I may end up building a 29ner one day instead rebuilding my current bike, but I'm looking hard at a 650. (27.5 inch wheels) It will be awhile before I start building one.
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#175799 - 03/16/13 01:36 PM Re: Comments on Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29er??? [Re: Dryfly]
Trailrunner Offline
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Registered: 01/05/02
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Loc: Los Angeles
Once you ride a 29er you'll never want to go back. That was my experience. And I've been riding mountain bikes since they were invented.

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