Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

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Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby snoopsmydogg » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:43 am

Having a browse on the site earlier as i'm quite tempted by the voodoo hoodoo or bokor and have noticed there seems to be quite a few 29ers appearing in the Halfords range. Lower spec, higher price - the usual really.

Are Halfords moving onto the 29er bandwagon for 2013 or are we still going to get 26ers with a 29er option for some models?

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby DanDax1990 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:31 pm

If people are buying a certain product, stores are going to also sell those products. Simples.

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby snoopsmydogg » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:36 pm

granted but it would be a shame that the only 26" range left would be from the likes of trax/apollo.

the impression i get is there is still a lot of folk who are not ready to go 29" yet as we arent as easily deceived by marketing as the yanks.

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby MTBUK » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:52 pm

650b??..... that would really glam Halfords up!!
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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby danlightbulb » Sat Feb 02, 2013 21:44 pm

Off topic but not worth a question in its own right.

Since 650mm = 25.59" - what is the difference? Seems like a big fat zero to me.

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 02, 2013 22:05 pm

650mm does = 25.59". But 650b rims (diameter) are 584mm. 26ers are 559mm, and 29ers (700c) are 622mm).

the 26 and 29 size comes from an old way of measuring with the tyre in place.

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby ilovedirt » Sat Feb 02, 2013 22:09 pm

There's a shop selling 29ers? Madness!!
26" will never disappear completely, fact.
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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby omegas » Sat Feb 02, 2013 22:23 pm

ilovedirt wrote:26" will never disappear completely, fact.


The penny farthing will never disappear completely, fact :D

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby chez_m356 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 00:39 am

omegas wrote:
ilovedirt wrote:26" will never disappear completely, fact.


The penny farthing will never disappear completely, fact :D

too true, you can still buy one if you want http://www.ordinarybicycle.co.uk/page5.html :wink:
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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby ilovedirt » Sun Feb 03, 2013 02:32 am

omegas wrote:
ilovedirt wrote:26" will never disappear completely, fact.


The penny farthing will never disappear completely, fact :D

26ers aren't going anywhere in the near future is my point. If enough people still want to ride them (which evidently, they do), people will still sell them.
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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby The Rookie » Sun Feb 03, 2013 08:30 am

Who nows why Voodoo have gone into 29ers, pressure from halfords, or they made them and passed to Halfords to sell.

Still no 29er Carrera's.

My Nephew has just bought a Voodoo Marasa Hybrid with 700c 45mm tyres (so effectively a 29er!) as a commuter and for 'soft' trails, it's not expensive for what you get!

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby DanDax1990 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 23:50 pm

There's still a really good variety of 26/29er with the Voodoo range though?

Shame the Zobop ain't there though (Although it says coming soon on the Voodoo website)? Seemed like a good bike for the price?

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby snoopsmydogg » Mon Feb 04, 2013 09:17 am

DanDax1990 wrote:There's still a really good variety of 26/29er with the Voodoo range though?

Shame the Zobop ain't there though (Although it says coming soon on the Voodoo website)? Seemed like a good bike for the price?


There is the variety currently but the 26" bokor can't be bought in store or on line at the moment so I was wondering if they are just selling off the last of the 26 hoodoo and bokor to be replaced with 29" models.

The Hoodoo has been very popular, mainly for its vfm but the 29" variety looks to be less of a good deal to me.

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Re: Anyone else noticed Halfords getting into 29ers

Postby hounslow » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:21 pm

The Hoodoo 29er has been out as long as the current gen range of Voodoo has, it wasn't stocked in stores due to lack of perceived interest, ie ask and you shall have. There is a Boardman 29er, which is newer.


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