- Cheapish Alu Frame for Fast Light 29er
Today’s N+1 musings mostly involve building up a lightweight aluminium 29er hardtail for entering some XC races…. when they start again of course.
I know there was a European website selling Cube frames but they don’t seem to have many in stock anymore.
Anyone have any ideas for frames?Posted 1 week ago
On-one Scandal?Posted 1 week ago
I’ve got a brand new Scandal, never been kissed, that I’ll let you have for £250…Posted 1 week ago
Interesting… but I wouldn’t think a frame with a 65 degree head angle lends itself to XC. Call me old fashioned of course.Posted 1 week ago
Ok, you can get new Trek Superfly frames cheap; new but still have 142 rear.
Or get a used Specialized Chisel, bloody ace xc bikes.Posted 1 week ago
lightweight aluminium 29er hardtail for entering some XC races….
Why aluminium? You want cheap?
Currently expensive but just wait a few weeks for them to drop the price.
Call me old fashioned of course.
I have a scandal and I love it but there are faster bikes out there depending on the route. With 2.6 29er tyres on and a rigid fork it’s fast up and down hill! But if you want a race frame it’s not for you.Posted 1 week ago
With light wheels and forks the new Scandal would build up into a decent weight XC bike no problem. Yes it’s a few degrees slacker than most XC bikes, but that needn’t be a huge issue, short stem would liven up the steering. I’m not sure why everyone assumes an XC bike must have a 70 degre HA. My Scandal is nearly built, it’s a budget(ish) build but weight should be respectable even so. They were £165 delivered with a headset a few weeks ago. They’ll be on sale again at some point no doubt.
There’s not much else about in a remotely similar price bracket new. Bike Discount usually have some Cube and/or Radon frames, other than that there’s the Kinesis X, but best price online £450. https://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/Catalogue/Models/Maxlight/XPosted 1 week ago
If you’re anywhere near Surrey, I’ve got a Felt Nine 30 frame going very cheap. I’ve used it for XC races in the past.
Of course it’s very unfashionable non-boost qr drop outs, but it’s a lovely frame!Posted 1 week ago
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