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Why do 29ers have less travel?

Why do 29ers have less travel?

Largely because of their lower attack angle, 29ers roll over trail obstacles easier than 27.5-inch wheels. This translates to a slightly smoother ride and a bit less effort to keep the bike going.

Is 100mm travel enough on a 29er?

A 100mm full suspension 29er is going to be able to shred anything you can throw at it for a long time. That’s a good amount of travel to start with, and on a 29er it’s going to feel like even more while staying efficient. The epic has a really well balanced geometry as well.

Is 170mm travel too much for trail riding?

Long-travel usually bikes have 150-170mm of travel to handle tough downhill trails. Trail and enduro bikes fall into this category. They are great for absorbing big hits and smoothing out rough terrain. If you regularly ride steep or gnarly terrain, then owning a bike like this makes a lot of sense.

Is 140mm travel enough for enduro?

120 – 140mm of travel would be ideal for the fork and rear of an aggressive hard tail bike or full suspension trail bike. 180mm upwards would be found on a full on downhill bike. For most of my riding I find 120 – 140mm of travel good on the front of a hard tail and 140 – 160mm perfect for the rear.

How tall should you be to ride a 29er?

You need to be at least 7 ft tall to ride a 29er.

Is 150mm travel too much for a hardtail?

150mm 650b Revs on my 26″ Transam. Light front on steep climbs but I love it. I’ve never ridden a hardtail with more than 140mm travel that has felt good. 100-130mm is the sweet spot IMO.

Is 120mm travel enough for trail?

Honesty, a 120mm fork is enough travel for most Trail riders. Longer travel doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Is 140mm travel enough?

Normally trail bikes have up to 140mm of travel. Less travel means that the bike’s weight is reduced — shorter travel shocks with lighter chassis all keep the weight down. But as soon as you’re getting gnarly or rad the extra squish is essential to keep you in control and from crashing.

Are 29ers good for jumping?

You can usually still jump with 29ers, do some pretty huge stuff, I have, but it’s a little worse. You don’t quite get as mucl altitude and you have to pedal harder in between or up to the bumps. At the end of the day or when you are getting tired, it’s a little harder to get enough speed to make some of the features.

Why choose 29er Carbon MTB wheels?

The 29er carbon MTB wheels have a high performance,and it is suitable for enduro moutain ride. Note: This product has been upgraded to F935E, please buy it here. When out mountain biking the ability to roll over rocks is something, we are all looking for in a wheelset. The easiest way to do this is to be running 29er wheels.

What is a long-travel 29er?

For the sake of this article, I’m going to categorize long-travel 29er as having more than 140mm of travel, although there’s more than one way we could categorize a long-travel 29er. Here are eight long-travel 29ers, both enduro and downhill, that have come out over the past year. Ibis debuted their Ripley and Mojo mashup in the spring this year.

Is the Trek slash 29er the new long travel 29er?

The Trek Slash 29er isn’t exactly new for this year, but the Slash was one of the earlier long-travel 29ers to break into the market and got people talking about big wheels in enduro racing. Trek did debut an aluminum model of the Slash this year though, at a lower price point than the carbon version.

What size fork travel does a 29er bike have?

Pivot’s new Firebird 29 fits 162mm of rear and 170mm of fork travel in a 29er. Photo: Pivot Cycles There’s no mistaking that the Firebird is a gravity-oriented bike made for going very fast downhill. YT is on a roll with their bikes.

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