- Does this frame exist? 29" HT content.
Because if it does, I can’t find one!
I’m looking for something more trail orientated. Not fussed on material.
The wish list is:
30.9 or 31.6 seat tube
44 or Tapered HT
142×12 back end
The back end isn’t a deal breaker, but the rest probably is. If I forgo that, there is the option of something like the Titus Fireline, but it’s £700, which is right up the top end of what I want to spend.
Something a little more affordable would be the Solaris, again minus the rear axle.
Anything else I have missed?Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the suggestions. The Solaris looks like it’s winning so far as I can get a bit of a deal on one of those.
I like the sound of the Alu version of the Fireline. It seems a lot of the slacker HT’s are based around a longer fork, and as such weigh a shed load.
The Pinnacle was on for a winner – ideal numbers around a 100mm fork, then the seat tube diameter fail!Posted 4 years ago
Does the Solaris count as slack?
Hard to tell, because the HA is measured when sagged with an 80mm fork as far as I can tell. So running it with a 100mm unsagged should take a couple of degrees off it?
I’ve got a cheap High Latitude that’s ~68.5 with a 100mm fork – trying to keep something around those numbers. At this rate, I might end up keeping it, there doesn’t seem to be much of what I want without spending loads of money.
Only issue is I can’t fit a decent dropper.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
roverpig – Member
Does the Solaris count as slack?
it’s slack enough.
try one, it’s ace.
a 69-or-so-degree head angle on a 29er, with a nice long top tube is plenty slack.
sensible length forks too, so you don’t need complicated/expensive compression damping to control the dive you get with longer forks.
still need a slacker head angle?
you really don’t, but you can fit an angle-set.
(you know how every complains about their soul/bfe being too steep? – oh, that’s right, no-one does, because they’re great. The solaris, and other 69-or-so 29ers are the same)Posted 4 years ago
the 2014 is neither slack (70/69.5) or the chainstay that short
69.5 sagged head angle with 100mm forks. Chainstays are 435mm (actual not ‘effective’) on the 2014 bikes, new FDs mean some sensible clearance still.
So it’s slacker and shorter than many, but not as slack/short as some frame-only bikes. Suprisingly it’s a tad slacker than a Canfield YS if you check the numbers and how they’re measured, but the Pinnacle isn’t really a 140mm fork bike. The Pinnacle gives away a whole 5mm chainstay length, the 424mm of the Canfield is measured ‘effective’ not actual. The Pinnacle is 429mm if you measure it that way.
it’s lift the BB… Jameso you posted about 2015 model on the alloy fireline thread, are things to change?
BB is 12″/305mm with sag on a 100-120mm fork.Posted 4 years ago
2015 .. a year ahead of myself haha meant 2014, sorry. That’s the one online now. It’s not intended to be some full-on nutter-29er, just a trail bike that works. I like how it’s not too long, feels moveable and good with wider bars, the wheelbase is short enough for woodland singletrack and the front end is still solid stable on descents.roverpigSubscriber
Thanks for the feedback on the Solaris and I hope it hasn’t taken the thread too far off topic. The reason I ask is that I’m currently running an FF29 with a 120mm fork and I’ve also been toying with the idea of trying something slacker. I’ve looked at the Solaris a few times, but I can’t work out (from the geometry charts) whether it would actually feel any slacker and haven’t had the opportunity to try one yet.Posted 4 years ago
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