- 27.5 for techy trail. Available options?
FFS why are folk so down on OTHER people’s bike choices? The OP wants a 27.5″ bike.
Well if you read the OP carefully he wants a bike – he appears to feel that wheel size is being dictated to him (despite the actual lack of availability of not only 27″ bikes, but also 27″ tyres amongst other things). I’ve got no problem if he does buy a 27″ bike, simply pointing out that his assumptions about a 26″ bike being obsolete and having no resale value aren’t necessarily true, which might open up more buying options. It’s not like I’m a 26″ evangelist or anything – my current bike is a 26, but my next will probably be a 29 (out of choice), and my current uni is a 29.Posted 4 years agoRikMember
Given this statement from another thread:
For those interested, I promised one my riding buddy I would make the time when at Eurobike to hunt out the Litville stand & take a tape measure to check the BB height.
Luckily, they had a large 301 with 160mm plates & a 160mm Fox 34 on it along with a set of 650B wheels on the stand.
The BB measured ~357mm on it. The tyres were a Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.3 front & a Rock Razor 2.3 rear (which incidentally are MASSIVE compared to the First Ride samples of the same tyres I have been using. They utterly dwarf a Hans D by comparison)).
Considering the size of the tyres, and that being a near on real life measurement, that’s actually pretty low compared to other actual measurements in my experience, rather than some of the make believes you see.
Bear in mind if you run it with 140 plates, it’s an extra 10mm lower again.
I’d say a Liteville 301 is back in the running 😀Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘27.5 for techy trail. Available options?’ is closed to new replies.