It’s a rainy morning here in southern Arizona, the first in 140+ days so no complaints…
So. My quest to determine which bike is faster for me, the Dos 29er or the Trek Fuel, kicked up a bit of a ruckus in places. The Cyclingnews piece in particular got folks talking, er, yelling? In case you missed it, it’s this one:
Then yesterday g-ted posted a link to bikemag, which features an article on Old Pueblo and the bike test.
http://bikemag.com/features/columns/030806_mike/. Mike Ferrentino doesn’t exactly have a gentle writing style…
It has really baffled me why so many folks get so worked up over my little quest. How many folks are riding 29ers strictly for racing & speed? Very few. It’s as though readers see my test and think it’s a slam against their belief system. Some bring up points that would be valid if I was doing a blanket across the board study…but I am not a research facility!
Entertaining in a “gee this doesn’t make me so proud to be a human” sort of manner. Here’s a random collection of the links I found to MTBR threads concerned with the testing, either directly or indirectly. From initial reactions, to “where’d the love go”, to “I’m outta here”, to “wait a minute, we ride these for fun!”.
Phew! Someone finally got it in the end.
This one is about the 96er. Anything 26″ gets attacked here.
On the endurance racing MTBR board:
Funny thing is, I love riding my 29er. 26er too, for that matter.