- does this bike exist
Won't get lighter/quicker than this
Used this for a bit of light off roadingPosted 8 years agoHounsMember
These are quite popular at the minPosted 8 years ago2unfit2rideSubscriber
I have an on-one scandal 29er (the original one with IS disc mount) that I use as my winter bike, RC31's, flat bars, FSA RD wheels & a 2×9 drivetrain.
Its a fast bike on SS tyres, still fast enough on full CX tyres, just about sub 20lbs either way, not exactly off the peg though, how about a flat bar uncle john? maybe a bit short in the TT though.
Cheers.Posted 8 years agomcmoonterMember
Mike Varley at Black Mountain Cycles has just the thing you need. Exclusive too! Monstercrosstastic.Posted 8 years ago
I'm not dissing flat-barred crossers- they have their pluses; the ability to run good V-brakes or even hydraulic discs for example.Posted 8 years ago
Cynic-al did say though "more road biased" and the only advantage of flats on a more road biased bike is the ability to use much-cheaper-than-road-STI mountainbike shifter pods.cynic-alMember
west kipper – Member
After so ruthlessly picking apart the argument of 'CX bikes-as-real offroad bikes' the other day, I would have thought you would have seen through the wrongness of 'flat-barred roadbikes'?
I'm not sure how the 2 are related, but this bike isn't for me in any case.
the only advantage of flats on a more road biased bike is the ability to use much-cheaper-than-road-STI mountainbike shifter pods
Some folk will find flats more comfotable and stable.Posted 8 years ago
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