- Best Trail riding frame?
I’m in the process of choosing a new frame for trail duties. I’ve looked at so many frames it’d take hours to type them all out but at the moment yeti’s ASR or 575, Transition’s bandit or Covert or Trek’s EX or remedy are in the frame but there are so many i’ve decided I need some long term views to narrow it down before demoing. Currently i’m undecided whether to go 120ish or 150ish on the travel front so can anyone recommend anything else from 120 – 150mm for trail riding. Pictures would be a bonus. I’m riding a ’08 pitch at the moment.Posted 6 years agoRorschachMember
There is no such thing as ‘best’…(unless you are 8 years old)Posted 6 years ago
Make a decision on usage… (we all ride on ‘trails)
Make a decision on travel…
Make a decision on price…
Draw up a list of COMPARABLE choices… (NOT apples vs oranges)
Then buy the one that is the nicest colour.
“Help us to help you”ask1974Member
Test, test, test and test a few more. If not then pick a pretty one and ride happily ever after, they’re all pretty bloody good, that’s why we like talking about them so much.
I chose this one My trail bike
Anyone know how to extract the URL for an image using an iPad? Can’t work it out…Posted 6 years agogsp1984Member
I’ve only done 200ish miles on it but I bloody love it, takes anything you throw at it, plus some. 2012 Orange five pro, lots of extras.
I won’t lie, I wish I’d not been so tight and bought a Blur LTC or custom build IBIS Mojo HD, ah well you live and learn, maybe next year.Posted 6 years ago
I think you should place your complete faith in magazine reviews!
This months MBUK says you should buy a Trek EX8 and I can’t see anything wrong with that advice – its a good bike, decent spec and a good compromise between the two travel points you reference. I do wonder how I’d fare on one instead of my Pitch as I’m rarely quicker on my bike, but then I am probably the missing link in this equation…
My mate flies up and down the Lakeland mountains on his Trek Ex8 with spirit crushing pace. I think it looks like a really good all rounder and it is a lot lighter than my Pitch.Posted 6 years ago
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