120mm travel frames-slack, long and low
I reckon this:
With a few upgrades over time might be great.Posted 4 years agojamiesiloMember
how about the Nukeproof Mega TR which is 130mm back but will take more out front?Posted 4 years ago
not re-checked the geo but i think it was fairly slack HT. etc.
i’ve been toying with a similar idea for a while:100-120mm at the back and geo built for 140-150 forks; not an XC ride.
when is someone going to make a frame like this?tinsyMember
What was that four inch travel link bike that orange made for a while?
I remember it being 4 inch at the back maybe there were 2 versions of it while they made it.
The Orange Blood, 5 inch out back, 6+ up front.Posted 4 years ago
In 120mm ish travel full suspension frame. What’s out there other than the TRc/Solo and Nicolai Helius TB? Please no mention of 140/150mm travel bikes I’ve already got a Five (which would be great if they made an Orange Four instead)
Would be running 140mm up front, but would like 120mm on the back to keep it nice and playful without flattening the terrain. Got to be around a 67 head angle. with a long top tube.
Closest I’ve got so far was a Cannondale rush with 130mm forks rather than 110mm. Awesome bike on the downhills but the 27.2mm seat tube just doesn’t cut it these days. Plus it feels a little fragile as I was riding it well outside its intended use.Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
I wouldn’t look any further than the TR/TRc/Solo.Posted 4 years ago
I’d wait though, SC seem to be blowing out many of their 26″ frames in the US so we may see some sales here.
Have, or are you willing to look at 27.5″? In which case, the bike or frame that fits your requirements could be the PYGA OneTwenty 650
With a 140mm fork, the HA might not be quite as relaxed as you say you want, however it does mean that it turns and handles very well. It zoots both up and down and it’s a nice colour 😉
If you do a search on here, you’ll find a pic of my built one. Here’s the frame and specs below. If you’re not willing to try 27.5, then please ignore and move along….Posted 4 years agowreckerMember
Fuel EX has very similar geometry to the TRc/TRa.
It’s not that similar. Longer TT, higher BB, higher standover etc etc.Posted 4 years ago
They are good bikes though, a friend owns one and I think they’re highly under rated. It’s a fun bike which I really like riding.
The solo alu frame is £1800. Still expensive but broadly comparable to its’ rivals.kudos100Member
I had a rush. Brilliant bike but the 27.2 seatpost was a bit limiting.
Other short travel bikes worth looking at are, Giant trance x, whyte 120, blur 4x.
I have a trance x, with a 130mm fork and an offset bushing. The geometry is pretty similar to the blur trc ie bloody good fun. 68 deg head angle and roughly 13 inch BB.
Edit: I forgot the GT Distortion. Pretty much my dream frame! 112mm travel and can take up to a 160mm fork in the front. Hard to get just the frame though. Occasionally come up on ebay.Posted 4 years agorobbonzoMember
I have a Genesis Grapil and love it. I wanted a Blur Tr but couldnt justify the extra cost over this. 67.5 head angle, 120mm on the back, mine weighs 28.5 lbs, Low, flies along, likes to jump. the std wheels and tyres weigh a ton!Posted 4 years agothepodgeMember
This is exactly the thing I’ve been looking for however everything is either too expensive or just never comes up s/h. I’ve been considering something like a Boardman but when you stick 140 forks on there the BB seems high
I’ve spied a Kitsune but at 800 s/h its really not that much more than a brand new GrapilPosted 4 years ago
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