best steel frame hardtail
There’s Brant’s whizzy new frames to consider as well, tho’ I’m not sure when the steel one, (blue pig?), will be available. I’ve had a Handjob, (careful there), which was a lot of fun, although it was an early 100mm one, and I’ve got two Inbreds, an 853 SS, which I just love to bits, and a 567, which is a real hooligan bike with 160mm Nixons on the front, and a lot of fun as well. An Inbred 456 with a new pair of 150mm RS Revs on would be a real hoot.Posted 8 years agomymorphMember
looking to build/buy a new bike to throw around cannock chase, starting with a good steel frame, likes of on-one, cotic, orange p7 or cove handjob. i want the bike to be light and nimble, but soak up some vibration etc so alloy is out and i cant afford titanium or carbon. im not going to be racing/jumping (much)
your views welcomed.Posted 8 years agoHeathenWoodsMember
I’ve had 4 inbreds (1 ss, 2 geared, 1 456), cotic soul, pastey howler, prince albert and a rock lobster (but that doesn’t really count cos i seem to remember it a 1″ stem) and a couple of others in the early 90s.
If I had to choose now? For, “a new bike to throw around cannock chase”? PA or 456.Posted 8 years agoLanesra
Surely only 853 steel should be classed as pure steel, everything else is a poor imitation, imoPosted 8 years agoscruffMember
Aything really for the Chase, most steel frames are good these days and the seatpost and saddle will affect comfort as much as a frame. 456, PA, Souls, Handjob P17s are relatively common for a good reason. DB Alpines are the best though, but not really available at the moment and require expert pilots 🙄Posted 8 years ago
Genesis? They are supposed to be really good? Plus the new CERN frames- stronger? Aye but heavier? When a steel frame is getting close to 6lb I’d rather buy a full suss frame. The hardtail starts to lose some of its appeal to me (part of the apeal of a hardtail is lighter weight no?).Posted 8 years agomaxraySubscriber
I used to have a 456 till it got pinched and am a Cannock regular, it was perfect. Been looking at one of these though as considering another steel frame to replace my alu hardtail.
Swappable dropouts so can be run geared or ss without a tensioner.. ummmm 🙂
Anyone ridden one?Posted 8 years ago
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