The constant debate over 26 vs 29 inch wheels is going to be the argument of the decade. Those that have jumped on the 29er bandwagon are converts and believe the wheel size brings more benefits to the trail than negatives. Those are those that still prefer the 26 inch variety to roll them around their favorite trails with no want or need to look at anything else. Personally, I reside in both camps as I prefer the larger wheel diameter for hard tails and short travel suspension mountain bikes but leave the larger travel (5.5″ and up) duties to conventional 26″ machines. Judging by the mountain bikes on the UCI race circuit, the mountain bike racers out there at least agree with the larger wheel size for HT’s and short travel FS’s for race duty as almost the entire field is on 29ers these days.
Regardless, there is one thing that rings true in the larger wheel crowd…they love their 29ers.
Two weeks ago we held a pre-sale on Bike198 showcasing the first t-shirt out of our lineup…”29ers – Size Does Matter”…and now I am happy to say that the shirts are in stock and ready to ship! Thanks to Adam Allen (adam-allen.com) for the design and Scrappy Music (scrappymusic.com) for the incredible print work. These army green, 4.3oz ringspun tees feature the design on the front and a small Bike198 logo on the upper back in premium discharge printing so you do not get that “ink feel” (design feels like a part of the shirt).
We are completely stoked about this new addition to Bike198 and look for more designs in the future. Sizes are in stock now and now shipping!!
I founded Bike198 back in 2007 and started riding bikes seriously in 1994. A lot has changed since that time and one of the greatest releases is still getting out on the bike and shredding trail or tearing up the road.