Hi, been getting some help from fine people on here with my Jones Plus.
Whats becoming clearer is that despite a whole load of things that are great for me (position, reach, bars) the rigid front end just isnt right for my needs.
so what would you look for now?
I like the 29+ format i think because the buzz is low, but i don't love the fact that theres a fine line between bounce and squirm.
I also quite like the fact i can put a rack on there and carry a kid (really well) for family trips but i know thats probably going out the window and might need another bike
i'm essentially bashing around on green lanes and fairly rough farm tracks plus going to trail centres with my kids, i have an arthiritic left wrist so loads of absorption at the front is an absolute must. I wouldn't say no to a full suspension, particularly as an ex road racer who doesnt get out the saddle a whole lot, particularly if rear suspension will prevent be being thrown forward onto wrist.
i'll probably put jones bars on whatever i end up with because they do work for me. wide bars bend my wrist badly, the wide/sweep combo work well.
6'2" 85kg in my 40s.
thoughts so far:
stanton sherpa (on 27+?)
santa cruz tall boy