Just got a 29" MTN Bike, Anyone Ride One?

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  1. Rapmastac1, Dec 4, 2010
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    Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    My Trek got stolen last month and all I had left was my road bike, which wasn't going to make it through winter. I went out today and picked up a Mongoose Deception, a 29" beast of a mountain bike. It's hard to get going at first but once you are moving, you can't be stopped.

    I spent a few hours modifying it earlier this morning, this is what it looks like now. I've still got a few things left to do. Puncture proofing my tires is at the top of my list, followed by a new set of waterproof panniers.

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    I have two locks carried on this bike as well as a hard lock for when I park it at home. My last bike was stolen right from our covered patio area in the back. Here is the Trek I had;

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    Taken on the back side of the Bountiful Canyon. Just to get to this area takes two hours, and can't be accessed by cars, only four wheelers.

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    This was taken above Bountiful BLVD, this is as high as cars can get on this mountain area.

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    This was taken in Farmington where the old train used to run many years ago.



    Here is my road bike, just needs to be cleaned, disassembled, and stored in a locked shed for the winter.

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    Taken about five miles away from where the last picture I posted my Trek was.

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    What have you got?
     
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    That bike kind of reminds me of the Surly big bikes. They have 26" rims, but the tires are super huge, special order tires.

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    These bikes are great for all terrain and snow, but I can't imagine how much work it takes to get the and keep them moving, with all that traction and friction.
     

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