Does anyone make this?
Nuke….Yeh agreed, the seat tube is too short though to get a post in long enough for my inside leg… I looked at these as freeborn were knocking them out really cheap a while back. Was tempted to build a short one up for the wife as an all dayer as she’s 5ft1, then realised she’s happy as larry with her bFe so left it.
Faceplanter… Tim, didn’t know you used this forum! If you fancy a peaks ride this weekend give me a shout. Yeh kind of looking for a modern version of the old blur 4x, so a bit slacker and lower bb.Posted 4 years ago
Sodajim, no the 2013 onwards (new style one with bearings not bushes) are 140mm. The old version was 125mm but 66.5 head angle with a 150mm fork and still has a low bb at that.
Volume kit? I’ll google this, didn’t know it existed? It’s a kashima rp23 with ctd lever.Posted 4 years ago18BikesMattSubscriber
This is exactly the sort of prooblem we hoped to solve with our ‘custom front ended full suspension project’ – snappy name. The idea was that we would have a suspension system that would run different travels and we could then build a front triangle to suit whatever fork and geometry combination was required. The first prototype sounds like it is exactly what the OP is after. It was my personal bike and was 100mm rear, 140mm front with a 66 head angle and a low bb. It has taken a bit of a back burner for now but may be resurrected in the future.
MattPosted 4 years agokelvinSubscriber
Thanks for the suggestions Kelvin. I guess everyone running fairly hefty hardcore hardtail should listen to you and make sure they ditch their frames and have the 125mm travel you specify as it won’t be any different.
Err… except that a hardtail doesn’t have pivots + shock etc.
If you’re obsessed by it, change your shock. Work out how much less stroke you need to lose 25mm.Posted 4 years agotmb467Subscriber
Ok – what about a scott voltage* with the short shock shuttle and a 200mm /50mm i2i shock
Leverage ratio is about 2.2 so it’ll be a bit longer than 100mm but frame will take it ok
It’ll definitely take 150mm forks – you should be able to keep the top low by using flat bars and it’s not ‘that’ heavy built up. Light wheels and components will allow a sub 30lb build but you’ll need a 420mm seatpost. I’m 5″8 and am more than happy on a 350mm seatpost with plenty to spare
*StW recommend what you ride opinion
Edit: btw I ride it 160/150, not 150/110Posted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Cotic Hemlock was 150/120 wasn’t it?
(ah – beaten to it).
I used to run my Helius CC and AC in short travel modes on southern trails and switch to longer for big days out. Nicolai dropped the feature as they found very few people were using it and in my experience it didn’t make enough difference to faff with it.
We looked at the 4X short rear/burly front but didn’t pick up enough demand.Posted 4 years agoVan HalenMember
Original hemlock had 100mm rockers
It also snapped. Although if you find one still.going it will prob have updated chain stays. Cy wouldn’t warentee one for me for jumpy fun woodsy riding though. Which is a shame cos it looked amazing for just that.
Scott is probably the only thing available. Crap for riding anywhere other than dh though I’d guess.Posted 4 years ago
I have a Norco fluid lt I’m gonna put a 10mm shorter shock in. Should be about 100/150 when in the short travel setting. Will be mint if it works!
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