4 inch fuss suss wanted – because 4 is the new 6 :)
I’m selling my 4″ travel Maverick ML7.2 in the classifieds…
You don’t have to use a DUC fork on it either, they’re probably better balanced with a 4-5″ fork on than with the DUC to tell the truth… It’s in excellent condition, and the Maverick frame design is such that you have all the sprinting capabilites you do on a hardtail, but with 4″ of plushness added in for going over the bumps!Posted 8 years ago
Everyone knows that apparently. Anyway very happy with my HT, and my big fat FS but I’m starting to think about (another, I’ve had a few!) short travel FS. The old back isn’t what it was and after doing Whytes, Penhyd and then two laps of Cwmcarn last Sunday, I’m thinking about a light, fast FS.
Don’t want a race bike, not really sure what’s out there now.
Giant Anthem X
Er, what else is worth trying?Posted 8 years ago
Hmm some interesting choices there. I shall go investigate. I want a built up bike, and will probably wait until there are some end of season bargains.
Apparently the new Carbon Blur’s are very nice indeed. But at £2300 FOR THE FRAME, they’d have to be!
Not interested in a Maverick thanks.Posted 8 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
Alex – what about a SC Superlight? Nice 4″ at the back, lightish and more than capable of slugging it out with the longer travel all day bikes. Not too twitchy at the front either.
Just might have a young medium frame going begging if you’re at all interested…Posted 8 years agoz1ppyMember
Being as I’ve just replaced my 4inch fullsusser with a 5.5inch, I’d beg to differ about the stated OP! But I really enjoyed riding a m8’s superlight for a couple of weeks, and wondered if a c’dale rush might have been a better choice for me. Blur’s seem to eat too many bearing and I’ve decided I prefer the single pivot suspension feel after trying the superlight & buying a prophet (do you know they made a 120mm SL version of the prophet). I still have my marin mount vision (06) and would even throughly recommend one of those if you like the 4 bar suspension feel, they’re very light and capable (if you can live with the saddles & beard comments), mine is muchlighter than the Superlight I borrowed, with the same level of kit (the Superlight moniker is very misleading IMO, though that doesn’t stop it being a great frame). WhatMtb have just made the giant anthem x their bike of the year and going by the review and ppl’s comments on here it should definitely be considered (I’m not sure the new [shock moved] anthem is the all out racer the first gen was). So much choice… I love mtb-ing!Posted 8 years ago
Mikey74 has already mentioned the Blur 4X, and I agree that a 4X bike is a surprisingly good all-round bike. The frames are stiff / strong enough to give a good beating, but the limited travel makes the bike easy to throw around and launch off stuff, like a hardtail. This is my only ride for ’09 and it gets ridden on the sickest trails on the planet, maybe even the universe (though the trails on Pluto are f*cking rad):
Posted 8 years agoLord JinglesMember
Alex.. didnt you have one of those Voodoo FS bikes? Roger no?
I’m still running the S-Works FSR Carbon as my FS bike (although 5″ travel with brainy thing) as I am selling the Intense 6.6. Am running with Reba 120 Maxle, Elixirs, Crossmax Sx’s and it weighs in at about 27lbs.
How light do you want it?Posted 8 years ago
Manly Purple. No discussion 🙂 I did like it but it was a bit short in the TT.
My HT (Hummer) is about 26lbs, Pace is about 32 with the big fat tyres and DH tubes and I don’t want to remove any of that as it’s set up for the peaks and such like. So something 27ish would be nice, but it’s not just the weight, it’s a kind of HT ride with a bit of plush!
And the moon on a stick, obviously.
Can’t afford a Turner 🙁
Spesh’s don’t fit, shame as I liked the epic I tried. Rode a trance, didn’t do much for me, dunno why. New Trek’s look nice (I’ve said it now) but maybe a bit pricey.
Might look 2nd hand as well.Posted 8 years ago
dropoff – Member
walleater, you’ve just got to let us know what that frame is. i suppose it was obvious that the perfect UK bike would come from Canada
Who you are defines what the perfect bike is, not where you are. If I was back in the UK and was looking for a do-it-all bike then I’d chose something similar. It’s great on technical climbs due to being low and short (it’s easy to throw up and over rocks and roots), and is a blast on the downs for the same reasons plus is really stiff. I can’t think of anywhere in the UK that it’d be useless…well maybe Thetford but who the **** wants to ride there? 😉Posted 8 years ago
Ah, I thought you were taking the piss! It’s a Brodie Dissident. I’ve just had a look on the site but I can’t see anything similar (mine’s a 2007 model).Posted 8 years ago
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