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  • Alternative to Stanton Sherpa
  • supernova
    Full Member

    Was saving for one of these frames to put all the kit, wheels and forks on from my snapped Marin B17, but no chance of that now.

    I want a 27.5+ frame, preferably steel but not strictly necessary, for general riding and bikepacking.

    Anyone got any suggestions for an alternative?

    Unnecessary additional information: am sat with several actual Sherpas as I type this.

    reeksy
    Full Member

    Clearly the answer then is Yeti ūüėČ

    thenorthwind
    Full Member

    A Stanton Sherpa?
    The company may have gone bust, but the frames they’ve made won’t cease to exist.

    pisco
    Full Member

    Cotic Solaris?

    pisco
    Full Member

    As above, a used frame (I sold one a few months ago and there were several up for sale)
    I wonder whether the price of second-hand Stantons will increase now

    Clink
    Full Member

    I thought they were still trading whilst a new buyer was found?

    P20
    Full Member

    I’m guessing the OP is concerned about any warranty/support going forward if it all goes wrong

    dc1988
    Full Member

    And surely you’d only buy one now of you can go in person and pick the bike up whilst paying

    breninbeener
    Free Member

    What about the Sonder Transmitter? I know its Al, but we took on to the alps and it was ace. My mate usually bikepacks on it and does trail centre too. Its a really competent bike.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    As above, a secondhand one.

    Hardtail frames are a pretty safe bet used, save a few quid.

    StuF
    Full Member

    Cotic SolarisMax will fit 27.5+ or give you the option of 29 if you want in the future

    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    Pipedream Sirius, Nordest Britango

    stevextc
    Free Member

    Grabs a coffee and waits for STW to close the thread…………….

    StuE
    Full Member

    https://pacecycles.com/pages/rc627-steel-hardtail
    Had my RC529 for going on 3 years and love it

    supernova
    Full Member

    Ooh, those are all very nice.

    joebristol
    Full Member

    That pace looks lovely ‚Äď but the reach is very long. The smallest size has a 467mm reach. If that‚Äôs sagged then fair enough ‚Äď but if it‚Äôs not that‚Äôs going to get longer. They do quite 130-150mm forks so that could vary up the reach too depending on what travel you go for.

    Ribble HT725 looked good to me when I was looking for a steel frame.

    cloggy
    Full Member

    None of the above will give you the feel of a Sherpa, as none have it’s compliance.It’s possibly the most compliant Taiwanese frame

    dukeduvet
    Full Member

    Sour Crumble or Pasta Party are my suggestions. Or Mason Raw if it fits your budget!

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