26 ain't dead content
Interesting mix of opinion so far, thanks lol!
The Bike won’t be used for dh or stunt riding, I’m after an xc/trail frame with a 1/8 120 fork.
The bfe looks a little like a BMX frame to me, at least that’s what they portray it on the website and I’m quite tall, 6’3 and 16 stone if that makes any difference.Posted 1 year agojambalayaSubscriber
I use my BFe fir the vast majority of my riding xc to “dh” trails. The bike can do everything. I’ve been tempted to get a used Soul just tontry out in addition to the BFe. Last 2 second hand 2012 Soul 26-ers frames )inc headsets) I have bid on have been in good nick and have sold for £185 and £245
My experience with the BFe has truned me into a Cotic fan and I am always looking at their bikesPosted 1 year agokatoomerMember
I have a Dartmoor Hornet and it is the bike that makes me smile the most, and a new frame is less than £200.
It is burley and it supports up to 170mm forks, 26 or 650B wheels. It has an emphasis for the downs but it can climb well too. 🙂Posted 1 year agoEuroMember
How about a 2nd hand soul… I think the BFe was for people who liked to think the soul wasn’t tough enough for them
Gotta agree with Mike. Not rode either but there aren’t that many riders that are pushing modern MTB HT frames to the point of breaking (crashing or manu fault not included).Posted 1 year agomindmap3Member
Another vote for the Slackline: loved my 853 which I thought was a much, much nicer bike to ride than my BFe. The BFe is tough a nails, but I thought it felt heavy, dead and hash to ride. The Slackline felt much lighter and less harsh.
Depending in budget, there are some bargain (relatively speaking) Ti frames knocking about.Posted 1 year agomonkeysfeetSubscriber
Kinesis Decade Virsa? Lovely framePosted 1 year ago
Don’t rule out 650B frames as said above (remember they are built around a wheel that is only 13mm larger in radius than a 26″)
If it were me, I would pick up a used Ti 26″ frame which is what I did 18 months ago (for £250) and can’t see me ever changing it as it is far nicer than any steel frame I have owned.Posted 1 year agoJAGSubscriber
My experience with the BFe has turned me into a Cotic fan
I’ve got two at the moment. A blue one for straight steerer forks and a green one that will take tapered forks. I’ve just got the green one and I’m in the process of transferring all the bits to it along with some X-Fusion Slant forks.
BFe will do everything and is so well built you have no excuses for not tackling anything – ever!Posted 1 year ago
I think the BFe was for people who liked to think the soul wasn’t tough enough for them
My BFe earlier 😛
Although Euro is right – I’d still have it if I wasn’t a tree-magnet
the BFe is rated for longer travel forks
Longer forks do not a better ride make – mine were only wound out in that^ pic to help assess damage. They were **** 😆Posted 1 year ago
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