- 29er Hardtail Frames with 142mm Rear Spacing?
Looking for next winters project as my hardtail could use changed… since I have some 29″ wheels and plans to uprate the forks on the bouncy clown bike I am wanting something compatible, hence 142 rear spacing.
The only options I can come up with are:
Transition TransAm 29
Kona Honzo – but 1 x 10 gearing around the Lakes may be too restrictive?
Salsa ? – but that may be over forked with 120mm Rebas
Anything else out there? Ideally cheaper and steel?
I may wind up waiting for the 2014 frames to show up and see what else appears otherwise!Posted 5 years agokhaniMember
You can get 142 Alternator dropouts for an El Mariachi, but 120 forks might be pushing it,. And you’d probably have to buy then on top of the frame..Posted 5 years ago
Triton cycles are some doing good prices on em though, so it’d probably come in at less than list price including the dropouts off them..
Good frame tough, ss, gears, rigid, bouncy, all good and dead easy, the swingy dropouts work a treat.MrTallMember
I’ve got a Honzo but the 1st generation qr rear. Can’t say I notice a lack of stiffness in it with the qr, it’s built strong to say the least.
It’s a fun bike to ride but its pretty heavy (not an issue for me). I run 120 reba’s on it but have just got some of the cheap crc 130mm revs to replace them and give better tyre clearance.Posted 5 years ago
I really was set on the Honzo… but read that it was stupidly difficult to fit a front mech ruling out a simple 2 * 10 setup. Kinda puts me off a bit (although I suppose I could run a smaller ring up front since it would be mainly a winter/cruddy weather bike).
At the moment the Transition is probably the best solution, but would like to be spnding less reallyPosted 5 years agoPJayMember
What about a Pipedream Skookum? It’s 853 steel and reasonably affordable and will take 120mm forks. I’m clueless when it comes to 142mm dropouts but it does do sliding dropouts and I think that there are a variety available (QR, Rohloff etc.); you can even run a belt drive. It might be worth checking with Pipedream about the available dropouts.Posted 5 years ago
I keep looking for info on the Prince Albert, but not seen anything on the dropouts as yet. The Skookum looks nice, but I don’t think runs 142 spacing. Shame really.
There are a few with 135mm Maxel back ends, but not many with the 142. Had this chat in DC Cycles t’other day and we were drawing a bit of a blank on other options, especially ones that were not too spendy!Posted 5 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Niner SIR.9 is now142mm. If the EBB isn’t needed the MCR is cheaper, but not sure if they still make it actually. Love mine to bits. Rides beautifully, but not cheap. You’ll need to drop the Rebas to 100mm I think, but Niner’s do have a steep head angle so 120mm might just work. The ride is simply sublime.
If you anywhere near me (Staffs) your welcome to have a go. Charliethebikemonger has a demo bike also.Posted 5 years ago
Did I mention the ride… 😉
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