27.5 plus trail bike – circa £1600 recommendations please
Not steel of course, but if you are open to a bit of messing around (buliding), you could do a lot worse than something like the HT+ I built up relatively recently.
Dartmoor Primal plus.
Total value as it is about £2000 for the kit on it, but could do a lot less if you bought wisely.
If looking at a full bike, maybe a Sonder TransmitterPosted 6 months ago
I’ll add another recommendation for a genesis tarn, I bought mine as a frame and fork from eBay in February. Drivetrain and brakes came from the spares box (although they’ve both since been upgraded as I’ve changed bits on my FS bike). I bought the forks from eBay in the summer as they were cheap enough just to give hem a try, it’s ridiculous fun with rigid forks though, the suspension just steps this up to ludicrous!
I’ve ridden it in the lakes, around the peak, at trail centres and it’s also fulfilled its primary duty of hauling my daughter around.Posted 5 months agoandreasrhoenMember
Love my Primal Plus. Get one.
yes the Primal Plus might be a good pick.
Although owned a Primal (not Plus) which I didn’t like too much.
fun & playful & modern geo:
Merida Big Trail
Merida Big Trail 800 for around £1500 in winter sale right now
bike which I don’t know but which looks neat:
PLUS hardtail for around £1200
The Dartmoor Primal Plus frame and the Eccentric Djambo frame will sell for little money. If you have parts and if you like to build your own PLUS bike…Posted 5 months agopickleMember
seen this on evilbay (not mine by the way)Posted 5 months agoGoldiggerMember
Not steel but Ali…will take 29/27+ 2.8.
The frame allows tyres up to 27.5+ and 2.8” for comfort and grip.
With 29” wheels, a maximum tyre width of 60mm, the ETRTO value displayed on the tyre sidewall should not exceed 60-622
META HT AM ESSENTIAL 650B SHINY GUN METAL 2018 €1600
META HT AM RACE 650B ORANGE 2018 €1999Posted 5 months ago
I liked the look of these until I saw the spec of the 1600 one! If you have 2k+ then maybe.
Know what you mean. The way I see it the only way to buy any SC is not as full official importer build. Shops may do better builds or ideally just but frame and self build. It’s still on my list. I loved my older Cham.
I’m a huge Cotic fan, but if OP is seriously looking at plus bikes, the BFe and Soul are out. Great bikes, but not plus.Posted 5 months ago
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