pinit fg en rect gray 20   Subaru Gary Fisher Goes 29 for 2010

subaru gary fisher goes 29 for 2010   Subaru Gary Fisher Goes 29 for 2010

The Subaru-Gary Fisher Mountain Bike Team has decided to go for “29 all the time” this year, after enjoying remarkable results with a string of victories and podium finishes on the big wheels.

Last year, the team started weaning their riders to go from the 26-inch wheels and move up to the 29-inchers, but it was not a smooth start. Most of the complaints were from their women riders who felt uncomfortable with the steering and overall quality of the bike.

However, it turned out that the big wheels were not the problem, but the frames. “It took me until early season 2009 to realize that my troubles were due to the frame size rather than due to the wheel size,” says Heather Irmiger. She adds that once she started using a bigger frame, the problems got solved and she was “blown away…

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