Cheap entry to 29er land…?
I’m looking at a 2nd hand Singular Swift, and Genesis Fortitude Race.
Any experience of either, and how would they rate over my superb Kinesis Decade Versa rigid SS which would have to go to make way*?
Looking to see if there are any foibles that would determine one over the other, and if “29” is actually worth bothering about.
*plus I won’tPosted 4 years ago
wantneed to slam a shiney 29er on the C Card at the Bike show in a couple of weeks 😀bikebouyMember
C’mon, what with all the 29’er banter that has been raging on here for, erm… 8 years or so.. and only now you think of asking a question relating to if they are worth it..
Singular Swift FTW, everyone thats ridden them loves them, designed specifically for the UK and convertable to whatever format you would like to end up being.
If you can get hold of one that is.
Ask RocketDog (and many others) if clarification is required.Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
Genesis fortitude is pretty heavy, I have an adventure version, and like it for what it is (winter mountain bike, commuter and tourer) but I wouldn’t be putting it up against many other mountainbikes as a like for like comparison.Posted 4 years agomrblobbySubscriber
Why do big wheels have to stay on the ground?
I think what was being suggested was that 29ers probably aren’t that much different than 26ers if you’re doing a lot of wheels off the ground type of riding. However for wheels on the ground XC racing there many be a benefit. Not that 29ers have to stay on the ground.Posted 4 years ago
Any thoughts on a Charge Cooker SS?
Would be interest to know 2 things;
A) how does that chrome finish fare
B) is the rear wheel easier to remove than my sliding dropouts (it has an EBB)?
At the price I could afford to keep my Kineses for a bit until I’ve decided I’m not in love with one or the other….Posted 4 years agoPacemanSubscriber
Charge Cooker’s are ace, great for woodland singletrack…Posted 4 years agoguitarheroSubscriber
I can recommend the genesis fortitude. I’ve got the singlespeed version and it is a very capable bike. Feels less 29ery than my kona unit, whilst maintaining all the best qualities of the larger wheels. It is certainly no commuter, tourer bike. It’s a hooliganPosted 4 years ago
toxicsoks – Member
Lol. I just sent you a face space pm. That looks good though *bimbles off to check sizing*
Are these bikes good?Posted 4 years ago
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