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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