Anyone riding a planet X scandal as a rigid bike?
If so how do you find it for xc and trail centre riding, been offered a good deal on a rigid, would upgrade to a suspension fork as and when a decent one comes round at the right price in classifieds probably. But keen to hear how people find it fully rigidPosted 3 months ago
Yes, mines a rigid scandal. Set up 1×10 with a genesis tarn fork and 2.6 inch tyres. I built it as my winter bike but it gets used all year round.
Its currently got some 2 inch schwalbe big apples on it and I’ve been using it as a gravel bike.
Its just a great bike.Posted 3 months ago
I have just picked up a second hand suspension fork one and looking to get a rigid fork on it if I can find a decent one!Posted 3 months ago
Damascus thanks for the info and will try looking a bit harder.
I used to- an old model 29er though, not the new slacker one. It was fantastic tbh- surprising amount of give for an alu frame, I put an Exotic fork in it which are tough but pretty flexible so that all helped, and it could take a decent size tyre in the back. Only a shame it was 27.2 seatpostPosted 3 months ago
Absolutely ditto to Northwind. Built it in 2011 and still ride it to this day as my winter bike.Posted 3 months ago
I’ve got a Big Dog which is similar geo with the Selcof fork and I love it.
Requested it specifically as I fancied a change from suspension and would make commuting a bit speedier.
Taken it over Jacob’s Ladder amongst other places and it’s been fantastic, best bike I’ve had in years!Posted 3 months ago
Ran mine with rigid no issue. Obviously harsh on the really rough stuff but you know that !
Running sus fork at the moment but will be putting the selcof fork on for winter.Posted 3 months ago
would upgrade to a suspension fork as and when a decent one comes round at the right price
There’s a PSA for Rockshox Pike Select+ from CRC for £380. Not sure whether they fit your criteria, but they appear to be exactly the right spec to replace the Gold 35’s that my stock build came with so.Posted 3 months ago
What length of steerer do you need as I’ve just replaced my 29er 130mm Reba on my scandal with something shinier.Posted 3 months ago
Ran it rigid for years (singlespeed at first then geared later). Was fine – I was a bit slower on the descents than some people, but not the slowest.
I’ve gone soft though and put sus forks onPosted 3 months ago
Fraid not. But I am selling my Scandal with RS 35s on it /close stealth adPosted 3 months ago
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