Better value all round hardtail than OnOne Scandal GX?
Following the break in/theft, I’m looking at replacing the hardtail with a good value all rounder. From what I can see, the 29er On One Scandal GX in large with the 35 forks looks to be pretty decent value with the 15% discount taken into account (1050) and can be paid up over time too.
Are there any others that you have seen about that I should consider?
Cheers 🙂Posted 6 months ago
I haven’t looked very far but to be honest I doubt if you’ll find much better value than on the Planet X page.Posted 6 months ago
I’m impressed with my Free Ranger. Apart from the stupid handlebar shape, maybe I should’ve bought a Whippet.
Thats the other option, get a gravel bike, but tbh I think that the tyre size/volume would be too limiting for me if I want to enjoy the offroad.
Whippet also looks good too, not sold on a rigid carbon front end tho…but you never know….Posted 6 months ago
The Whippet kind of is a gravel bike – a flat bar gravel.
I’ve had mine six months and I’m still happy. I switched the tyres for something that rolls better than the Rubans it came with, but can’t see the need to change anything else.Posted 6 months ago
When my other bike was out of action I commuted 14km each way for a couple of weeks. It wasn’t much slower and it was more fun on the way home.
Vitus Sentier at wiggle
Sonder Dial or transmitter from Alpkit
Grand Canyon or stoich from Canyon.
If they have them in stock. You will have to decide on the geometry. Some of those are new long slack things and some more traditional.Posted 6 months ago
Is it possible to pay a bit more for a better fork? The 35 has a pretty poor reputation.Posted 6 months ago
Plus one for the Whippet.Posted 6 months ago
Mine has gravel wheels,29 wheels and 27.5 plus wheels.
Whichever wheels it has on , I love it.
Is it possible to pay a bit more for a better fork? The 35 has a pretty poor reputation.
Stiff, light, cheap.
Pick 2 – stiff and cheap
TBH the only reason mine’s not got the 35 on is that I’d an unused XFusion McQueen, but I rode it with the 35 for a month, and it worked well.Posted 6 months ago
I just want to know what ‘intelligent aluminium’ isPosted 6 months ago
It’s the grade up from ‘above average aluminium’ and far superior to ‘not very clever at all aluminium’.Posted 6 months ago
Most important is how it rides. I really like my Scandal it’s probably the nicest riding hardtail I’ve owned. The geometry is spot on and the frame has a bit of give in it without ever feeling noodly
I’ve got a old MoCo 32mm Revelation on mine and it rides great, I imagine a RockShox 35 will be fine and I think you can upgrade the damper later if you want.Posted 6 months ago
I was going to suggest the Ragley Big Al – keenly priced, good looking and I’ve been very impressed with how it rides. But it looks like the geometry is nigh on identical to the Scandal…
CRC seem to be out of complete bikes (but you might find one somewhere else) BUT they do have the frames in stock. At the moment it seems a lot of complete bikes cost more than the component parts so you might well get a better bike building it yourself and trying to pick up whatever’s on sale. (if that’s an option financially)Posted 6 months ago
Scandal is a great bike(worth upgrading to better bits over time) frame is sorted !!Posted 6 months ago
I really can’t see anything getting near it for that money. My son has one. Before we bought it I started this thread
Posted 6 months ago
Sounds like the scandal is a winner tbh. Sizing wize, I’m 175 with 34 in inside legs and monkey arms…size medium or large? HmmmPosted 6 months ago
I’m 190cm, and longer in the leg but with ‘regular’ arms. I get a 200mm dropper in my large with about 75mm of post still showing.Posted 6 months ago
Do you own a pair of Cuban heels?
PX have 2 GX spec’d Whippets in XL for £800 ready for same day dispatch.
Alternatively other sizes are available with SX for £800 or GX for £1000.Posted 6 months ago
I’m averagely proportioned 178cm tall, and the large is just a smidge too big for mePosted 6 months ago
I’m 190cm, and longer in the leg but with ‘regular’ arms. I get a 200mm dropper in my large with about 75mm of post still showing.
Do you own a pair of Cuban heels?
I’m 6ft 3 or 190.5cm and I’m on an XL. Never having rode a large I can’t comment but the XL feels like a perfect fit.
I’ve only ever run my scandal with a rigid fork and 29×2.6 tyres. Handles everything I’ve thrown at it and has never complained. It’s the perfect winter bike, very little maintenance but it’s so good I still use it in summer.
Slightly slower on the DH but takes more thinking which I prefer. Much quicker on the climbs.
Makes a great bike packing bike tooPosted 6 months ago
Does anyone reckon you can get 650b+ tyres in a scandal?Posted 6 months ago
I would have thought if 2.6 29 fit 650plus will as well.Posted 6 months ago
@del it’s a genesis tarn carbon fork. I think its the equivalent of a 120 29er fork.
It was designed for 650b. So my worry would be dropping the bottom bracket lowerPosted 6 months ago
Just as an update I’ve decided to plump for a whippet in size large. The light weight appeals for more gravel type trips but retain offroad ability etc. However the geometry was similar to my boardman mht 8.9 that was nicked so I’m fairly confident the whippet will be a worthy replacement. I’ll update once delivered and had a chance to ride it!Posted 6 months ago
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