- 140mm fork compatible single speed able hard tail frame options?
Have been riding my 5 Spot to the detriment of my single speed this year.Posted 4 years ago
The cruddy conditions have seen me back on the ss now though and I hate it.
It’s a Thorn Raven Enduro, with 100mm forks and a relatively long stem. I think it’s a geometry thing, I’ve got used to my 5 Spot, long travel forks and short stem. The Thorn is supposed to be more of a tour/bridle way mile muncher than a singletrack dream machine anyway.
Couple that with me not having replaced a frame or bike for well over a year and I want a change!
Thinking of using a set of Pike I have sitting in the shed, so want a hard tail frame to suit 140mm, be nice if it was ss able without a tensioner but that’s not absolutely critical. I’m 6’2″ so needs to be available in relatively big sizes. Budget of up to £300 for the frame. Those cheap Orange Crush frames appear to be out of stock and I’m not sure what’s best now. Piglet? 456? …..julianwilsonMember
A bit less flash, but I’ve seen lots of s/h voodoo wangas on ebay etc. The newest silver one comes in alloy rather than steel, with proper sliding dropouts and built for/with a 140mm revelation. So either get the frame secondhand or get a new one and sell the parts.Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
Ns surge has sliding vertical dropouts which makes for easy wheel removal/fitting. Way easier than horizontal which are a pain in the arse! Chameleon with EBB works well but the EBB can need regular greasing to avoid creaks. Personally id go for the surge, they’re awesome frames.Posted 4 years ago
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