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.
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.