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pussylover
post Oct 13 2019, 04:26 PM

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Guys, am planning to replace my ageing 26ers.
But looking at the 2020's XC choices a lot of these bikes comes in 29er. The problem is I'm very short fella standing at 160cm. Is riding a 29 would really be a problem for people like me? Reading from international forums, really have mixed opinions.
Currently thinking of getting between scott spark / scale or even a spesh epic HT.
Other suitable choice would be trek procaliber that comes in 27.5 for the smallest size.
SupermotoXL
post Oct 25 2019, 11:44 AM

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QUOTE(pussylover @ Oct 13 2019, 04:26 PM)
Guys, am planning to replace my ageing 26ers.
But looking at the 2020's XC choices a lot of these bikes comes in 29er. The problem is I'm very short fella standing at 160cm. Is riding a 29 would really be a problem for people like me? Reading from international forums, really have mixed opinions.
Currently thinking of getting between scott spark / scale or even a spesh epic HT.
Other suitable choice would be trek procaliber that comes in 27.5 for the smallest size.
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I'm 158cm i ride all 26" full susp, 27.5" full sup and 29" hardtail mtb. My 29er is an GIANT hardtail size XXS..so far no problem since the geometry frame is very slanted down on the top tube for height clearance. 29'er rolls easy on any off-roading especially downhill and should be manageable even for short rider. Only the acceleration can be a bit slower than 26'er. Recommended to lower the stem height and front fork travel length for XC to match short rider height. flex.gif

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pussylover
post Oct 29 2019, 05:37 PM

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QUOTE(SupermotoXL @ Oct 25 2019, 11:44 AM)
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Thanks for the sharing. Glad to know there are other folks who has had the experience. Looks like I just need to go and tryouts some bikes and see how it actually feels
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post Nov 5 2019, 07:03 PM

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Any recommendation for good budget mtb tire from reputable brand? My current tire size is 26, 1.95.
Mostly Cycle on tar road and normal pedestrian road.
Thanks!
SupermotoXL
post Nov 6 2019, 07:59 AM

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QUOTE(8823 @ Nov 5 2019, 07:03 PM)
Any recommendation for good budget mtb tire from reputable brand? My current tire size is 26, 1.95.
Mostly Cycle on tar road and normal pedestrian road.
Thanks!
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Best balance of performance and budget is MAXXIS brand, i used them a lot from 1.95 to 2.2, you can get them between rm90 ~ rm120 from bicyclebuysell.com

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8823
post Nov 6 2019, 11:29 AM

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QUOTE(SupermotoXL @ Nov 6 2019, 07:59 AM)
Best balance of performance and budget is MAXXIS brand, i used them a lot from 1.95 to 2.2, you can get them between rm90 ~ rm120 from bicyclebuysell.com

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I see thanks.
How do I choose the size of my tire? Can I use a 2.2 tire to replace my currently 1.95 tire?
etigge
post Nov 6 2019, 03:34 PM

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QUOTE(8823 @ Nov 6 2019, 11:29 AM)
I see thanks.
How do I choose the size of my tire? Can I use a 2.2 tire to replace my currently 1.95 tire?
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Yes, you can but you need to push harder for wider tires. I am using 2.25 Maxxis Ardents after Schwalbe prices kept going up. Surprisingly, I find the performance is also as good as Schwalbes but like all, tire pressure is important. Even my wife says the Maxxis Aspen 2.1s is just as good as the Schwalbe Racing Ralphs of the same size. Much cheaper too, almost one for two prices nowadays.

I started off using 27.5 and I find it harder to go uphills so I switch back to 26, using the same fork but has since change to 26 inch frames though. I think I will use 26 till tires stop production but I doubt it will be soon though.

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