UCI sanctions use of 29-inch wheels for MTB racing

This is a personal victory for Two-Niner stalwart, Gary Fisher. He has long been lobbying for race recognition of the larger wheel size and presented his case in person to the UCI's governing body.
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Twenty-Nine inch wheel mountain bikes are now free to compete in any UCI sanctioned race around the world.

“We’d been talking for almost a year about this thing. They are reasonable people at the UCI and they realize that the Two-Niner is a legitimate bike,” said Fisher.

“I’m just psyched; I’ve been around long enough to help make so many great changes in the bike industry.”

The Two-Niner has been experiencing success this season. Subaru-Gary Fisher rider Nat Ross won the recent Saab-Salomen Mountain Mayhem 24-hour event, and placed second in the US 24-Hour Solo National Championships on his Sugar 292.

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