29er full suss for am/xc
Just debating to take a step into the 29er thing. iam 6’2 94kg ive got an orange five with canecreek db coil and coil pikes up front. quite like bikes slack and long do a bit of every thing really but can see putting in a fair few more miles.
so does any one have a 29er full suss set up a bit more enduro type bike set up ie short stem 50mm wide bars, switch between coil and air shocks but still like to put some miles in?
moon on a stick i know, but if you dont ask you dont know.Posted 4 years ago
pictures would be appricated.
Perhaps not as big a set ip as you’re talking about but I live in the lakes and fancied 5″ travel, 29″, tapered headset, 2×10, dropper etc but no more n £2k. I bought a Giant Trance X1 29er for £1699 at Christmas. It’s fast, lighter than my old Meta 55 and allows me to do any of the big Lakes all day rides.I’m 6’2″ and heavy but so far no problems. I think the 26/29 debate ends up a personal decision. I could ride either but am enjoying the big wheels.Posted 4 years agobillyboySubscriber
I just took the plunge with an Anthem 29er. I was trying to be realistic about what I do, as against what I might hope I can still do. Even so, I was sneekily hoping that it would stretch to trail duties, so it’s given me a bit of a boost that WMB have just confirmed that they also think it will be ok as a trail bike. So far I’m well impressed. Despite the unfashionably steep angles and only 100mm of travel, it’s a real fun bike to ride. I’m taking it to the Lakes next week, which will be a bit more of a tester than it has had so far.Posted 4 years agoajantomMember
Ask yourself – do you need another full sus?Posted 4 years ago
If your Orange is capable and you still like it why not go down the 29er go hardtail route. Save a bit of money, and have something a bit different to ride.
A hardtail will be more than capable of ‘Xc/am’ – I ride everything round here, including some trails with drops and jumps on a Surly Krampus.
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