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Old 09-27-2012, 02:51 AM   #1
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29'er question

I am looking for a commuter/trail rider. I had my choices down to the Giant Roam and Cannondale Quick CX but then I started looking at 29'ers.

My reason for considering the Roam and Quick CX is the ability to interchange thinner tires for commuting and fatter tires for trail riding. They both also have front suspension that can be locked out for riding on the roads.

So my question is, do 29'ers have tires available for more road use ie. thinner and road ready tread to interchange as well?

Not been to my LBS to discuss all this yet so just tryin to get some info before going in.



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Yep you can put 700X35's on them and crank along easily on the road.



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The only thing with the 29'er is they are geared very low. Hybrids have better gearing for road use.

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Yep you can put 700X35's on them and crank along easily on the road.
Thanks Dave! Sigh! My range of choices just got messier!
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You may also want to check out the Trek Marlin and Wahoo. I went with the Trek over Giant because Giant specs a 700c wheel, while Trek offers a true 29er. I can run tires from 1.5 to over 2 inches, with no fear of bad roads. The same cannot be said for the 700c wheels.

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Adding hardtail 29'ers in the mix certainly broadens the choices. Glad I am not an impulse buyer.

Gonna take my time and check out what the options are for what I'm looking for and take it from there.

Certainly willing to hear advice/experiences about what others have.

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Gonna take my time and check out what the options are for what I'm looking for and take it from there.
I had a wad of cash, and threw it at the first bike I could find. Well, almost.
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Lol! I highly doubt that, but even so your knowledge about bikes far exceeds mine and am sure you could make up your mind faster than I on this type purchase.

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You may also want to check out the Trek Marlin and Wahoo. I went with the Trek over Giant because Giant specs a 700c wheel, while Trek offers a true 29er. I can run tires from 1.5 to over 2 inches, with no fear of bad roads. The same cannot be said for the 700c wheels.
By going with a 700c wheel you would have more tire optiions. Considering Hazy wants to get a multi use commuter wouldnt this make sense.
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You may also want to check out the Trek Marlin and Wahoo. I went with the Trek over Giant because Giant specs a 700c wheel, while Trek offers a true 29er. I can run tires from 1.5 to over 2 inches, with no fear of bad roads. The same cannot be said for the 700c wheels.
My bike was advertised as a "29er", but it is actually a 28 Incher/came with 700c wheels, although the specs state;

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