Cotic BFe or Stanton Slackline?
Has the alpine got longer chain stays length than the slackline, is it considered to have long chain stays?
Yep, longer Alpines are longer than the Slackline. Really short chainstays may make manualing easier, but anyone who can really manual probably won’t notice/be bothered by the difference. Slightly longer chainstays take a lot of harshness out of the ride and make hammering over baby heads less unenjoyable. YPYMYTYCPosted 4 years agoRickosMember
New Slackline is dropper post friendly.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Slackline is very good, almost Ragley-good. Haven’t ridden an Alpine.
I’m a known Cotic fanboi but I was underwhelmed with the BFe, it worked well but it didn’t really shine like the Soul does. Hugely competent mind but I don’t buy bikes for competent, I buy them for the rainbows.Posted 4 years agoraisinhatMember
Why would anyone wanting a to buy a new frame these days buy one without ISCG tabs, dropper capability, and a head tube that can take tapered forks?
As for the OP, buy the Slackline 631. All the future proofing that you want, and it’s the best looking frame by far.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks nickc. In my totally biased opinion it rides amazingly well. I think it’s fair to say I raised a few I brows on it at revolution bike park at the weekend and lots of nice comments too. Your bike looks the muts nuts! I was very tempted by the Shan I have to say.
edward2000 – The seatube brace is a love it or hate it thing I guess. It was one of my main reasons for going for the Alpine though, as I needed an 18″ and the Stanton and BFe, lovely as they are, both look a bit gate like in anything other than 16″ imho.Posted 4 years agostevedeMember
monkeyfudger – I had a Blender, have had a couple of Souls and a couple of BFe’s over the years too and now have a ti Slackline, when I spoke to Dan I said my moon on a stick requirements of my dream frame where that it would be as fun as a blender, as nice a ride as the Soul and as strong as a BFe and for me he’s pretty much nailed it. Run mine with a set of 36 floats spaced down to 140mm and it’s an absolute ripper. The Blender was great but with the fork anything over 100mm and the saddle up you’d be practically falling off the back of it. Not it’s intended use granted but I tried my Blender as a trail bike for a while and whilst it was masses of fun it wasn’t very practical. Hope that helps.Posted 4 years agomonkeyfudgerMember
Yeah cheers, I’d really like one of the full mince full sussers but just can’t justify the money for a frame, currently have a Blender built up with Pikes/721’s and it’s awesome at proper gravity assisted trails but is an utter pig at anything else. Slackline looks like it’d be much better at the along/not so steep stuff and the dropper post compatibility would be awesome. I also emailed Stanton who said it would be possible to get the frame with a bottle boss, god I hate Camelbacks! You always ran it at 140? Would def like to keep a shorter fork on it, 120 would be max.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
All this talk of the Alpine has taken the discussion away from BFe/Slackline/Albert type of bike. This is fair enough if that’s what the OP wants but the Alpine is a bit more niche. You can run 140 forks perfectly happily on the BFe for sure and the Slackline and Albert too I imagine.Posted 4 years ago
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