Plagued with internet problems again, but this time the DSL connection was only down for 6 days! Guess that's the kind of service you can expect when your choice of internet provider amounts to ONE! Really not good for getting things done on line. Ah well, just another thing I (probably) won't have to worry about after another week and a move back to my roots.
So.... I'm really thinking about switching up to big wheels....actually, been thinking about it for quite a while.
But down here in southern Thailand no chance of getting a hold of one to demo ride. Nearest place is Bangkok, only 700km away and at the moment about the only bike you'd want to be demoing up there is a water bike!
I know they have really taken off in the States and now starting to sweep across Europe, with Germany leading the way. Seem to be a bit slow catching on in the UK but I'm sure I will be able to find one to demo not too far from home.
So I was originally thinking about upgrading from a 26" Hard Tail to a "Full Squish". But after reading a lot of reviews the general consensus seems to be that the bigger wheels and higher volume tyres on the 29er are almost like having 2" of suspension. So in theory a 29HT could almost feel as smooth as a 26FS - well, that's the theory.
But more and more 29er FS are hitting the trails and even the All Mountain scene. Which nicely brings me round to this week's Friday Video.
A big argument that the 26er's use is "you just cannot 'flick' a 29er, they're too big and cumbersome".
Well, take a look at this video of the Transition Bikes - Bandit 29er Full Suss. in action and tell me what YOU think??
Bandit Two9 Product Video from Transition Bikes on Vimeo.
Keep following this blog and hopefully I'll soon be reporting back with some test impressions on a 29er.
And to all the people up in Bangkok; stay dry - stay safe!