Do it all 29er hardtail…. if you had to…
Yeah, I reckon a do it all is most likely something that you’d pick for some uppy downy have a go trail riding, but not something suitable for racing at any discipline (except maybe at a push gravity enduro) as all so massively compromised.
Not sure I’d pick a single speed as my do it all either.Posted 4 years agoMary HingeMember
I am steadily picking up parts for a 29er SS build for the winter, to mince around my local 1.5 – 2hr loop and not have to clean it very often.
Not got a frame lined up yet, hoping to get a go on a Stanton Sherpa when the samples come in later this year.
Otherwise it might just be a Scandal, or….oh I dunno.
Those Yelli’s look wrong with the bendy top tube, like it’s been run into a tree. However, it interests me from mattg’s pic above how far back they get the seat with the sloping seat tube. Looks almost right over the rear axle, compared to some other bikes. I wonder how that compares to other bikes.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
I liked the look of those Taro’s but wasn’t impressed by the spec’s & they didn’t do a frame only option (looks like you’ve replaced nearly everything MNTB). 1st one I’ve seen & it looks good.Posted 4 years ago
Stiggy ta, I wonder if they could get a few mm out of those chainstays and slacken it a tad more .. does it feel steel? The geo of the Yelli is great but I wouldn’t mind a little bit of steel zing.
If I’m not careful I’m going to find myself with a new project here …Posted 4 years ago
Definitely feels steel, 853 front end with a Columbus 29er specific rear, cherry picked tubes or what? Head angle would not be not be a problem, shorter stays might be. They are however coming out with a 27.5 frame with 425 stays and a 68mm head angle. Talk to Gary, he’s a top bloke.Posted 4 years agorickonSubscriber
Kinesis FF29 and that Curtis…. oh my. I think I did a sex wee.
Those Ardents look humongous! They’ve gotta be 2.4s, which I guess us a 2.8 with any caliper.
Damn saving for a wedding, I want a 29er hardtail for poncing about the woods on. Maybe I’ll stick a cardboard cutout of the Curtis to my 5Spot and pretend.Posted 4 years agoCheezpleezSubscriber
My do-it-all would have to be biased towards dicking about so Buzzard (have), Canfield, Honzo/Taro, Cromag Surface, etc would be on the list.
I like that Taro up there as a sensibly priced option, although, as said above, it looks like you’ve re-specced it pretty thoroughly. Why don’t they do it frame-only or with a decent spec?
One day someone will make a bike with this geo in cheap carbon and that will go to the top of my list. Calling Brant (again)…Posted 4 years ago
The Curtis, only a tad more than CTBM’s price for a Yelli, and less I’m sure than a Nimble 9 or steel Niner.
OK it’s > double a Buzzard but on my brief try on a Buzzard I didn’t feel any steel zing.
I share Cheez’s obsession with chainstays, I think I’d sacrifice a front mech if that swings it.Posted 4 years agoGotamaMember
Singletrack – interesting. How far did you go with the conversation and was it a direct replica of the yelli? Fancy making a few adjustments personally, slightly steeper seat angle and maybe a lower bb with a 140mm fork and would rather stump up a bit more, ok 30%, to get exactly what I want. Plus Stiggy’s looks tight for clearance on the rear stay and I’m guessing the rear tyre is an ikon? I’d like to get 2.4 rubber like a dampf in there for alps trips.Posted 4 years ago
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