Fast/fun XC/trailsy 29er HT ?

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  • Fast/fun XC/trailsy 29er HT ?
  • Premier Icon mattjg
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    Whyte 29c
    Kinesis FF29
    Santa Claus Highball I guess.

    Not a Solaris, I’ve done the Cotic thing, I’m half wondering if the CEN standard has forced steel to beef up to the point of negating the advantages. Probably not a Swift (I think I want tapered HT).

    100mm or 120mm and that would work well a 1x set up.

    owt else?

    Gotama
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    Huh, just posted on the other thread but i’ll double up πŸ˜€ Yelliscreamy. Mine is superb set at 120mm on any of the trails round us.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    bloody good idea ta, if only yours was a medium!

    I should have added capable of running a dropper, not many frames aren’t tho.

    Gotama
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    No! That gives me the eye bleach shivers every time i see it! Mine is a purple one which wasn’t the ideal colour but it was a cracking deal second hand from the states. It is an xl so prob too big to make it worth having a go however if you think it would be in any way useful you are welcome to.

    Edit – that is leith though and i think it belongs to someone that goes by the name of wobbem.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    ta – on an XL I’d be stretched out in Superman “is it a bird” pose!

    rewski
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    kenesis maxlight sync ti, due end of april, hopefully.

    ahwiles
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    scandal with a slackset.

    (what i would have bought if i didn’t have a daft affection for steel, which is what lead me to buy a high latitude, which is blooming great)

    (edit: so how about a genesis mantle?)

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    thx chaps, good ideas

    @rewski is the Sync Ti same geo as the FF29?

    My medium Yelli screamy is still for sale

    Untitled by jerrypc69, on Flickr

    Gotama
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    Yeah, probably a bit long, could be good comedy for bystanders though!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I’ll take a look.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Titus Fire/File Line?

    Premier Icon mos
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    I run my lurcher 1×10 with 120mm 32’s & a reverb. Light and bomber tough.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Yeah, probably a bit long, could be good comedy for bystanders though!

    We could swap and you’d be like a monkey on a min-bike in the circus.

    We might earn a few quid busking in Sainsbury’s car park.

    Gotama
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    It would take me back to the days when i used to ride around on a 16″ 26er hardtail…oh the errors of my yoof πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    long stem, mini-wheels, couple of inches of travel, brutal frames and skinny tyres, what were we thinking?

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Matt, buy that Yelli now.

    Then devalue it by a couple of hundred quid (quickly and without harming it in any way) and sell it to me.

    Thanks. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I already have 1 frame in stock for you, I’m not getting a second.

    (Perfect bike for you IMO).

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Have you bought it yet? I’m waiting…

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    mattr might be in, we could pool it.

    IvanDobski
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    FF29 here,

    Only a couple of rides in but so far so good. Bikeradar said it’s “like a very fast 26er but smoother” which seems about right.

    It’s a large frame and currently running 120mm Slides, Hilo SL dropper and 1×11.

    Excuse the shit picture…

    Oh, and the tire/rim logos are perfectly aligned from the other side which is annoying.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    medium Yelli Screamy:
    ETT 603mm
    HA 68% (120mm)
    Chainstays 424mm (effective length)
    Wheebase 1084mm

    medium FF29:
    ETT 600mm
    HA 70% (120mm)
    Chainstays 445mm (actual length, not effective length)
    Wheelbase 1080mm

    medium Whyte 29 C:
    ETT 627mm
    HA 69% (100mm)
    Chainstays 438mm effective
    Wheelbase 1128mm

    assuming I’m reading the sizing charts correctly

    Premier Icon shortcut
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    Loving my Highball.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    That Whyte is loooooooong. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli. Buy the Yelli.

    Gotama
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    long stem, mini-wheels, couple of inches of travel, brutal frames and skinny tyres, what were we thinking?

    Hold on, I’m not quite as old as you πŸ˜‰ I did buy a DMR Trailstar though.

    They really are superb round us; really really good. They’re stiff but not harsh, the short stays make it so easy to hop off/over things, the whole thing just encourages you to be a hooligan. The frame is pretty light so you can build it up to a sensible weight without throwing loads of cash at it. I’m running mine single speed at the moment with a DMR tensioner as well.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    stop it you two, I feel cornered and am liable to lash out

    Gotama
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    As long as you lash out with your wallet in singlecrack’s direction all will be fine πŸ˜€

    steve_b77
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    Get an FF29.

    Here’s mine being all Enduro type racy with the dropper slammed, big tyres & showing the way for one of them funny long travel 26″ wheeled bikes

    Untitled by steve_b77, on Flickr

    And here it is in XC race mode, no dropper, faster tyres & saddle up me bum

    Untitled by steve_b77, on Flickr

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    looks like you should have kept the dropper on for the race steve

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Ignore him. Buy the Yelli.

    Buy the Yelli.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    You buy it, you can keep it at my house.

    Premier Icon Mary Hinge
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    I’m hanging my nose over a Pipedream Skookum.

    Will be trying to find one to have a ride on over the next couple of months.

    Trek Stache?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Too much choice.

    (Did anyone say Yelli Screamy?)

    Gotama
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    And by the way…..the yelli still runs really nicely with shorter forks on it. I dithered about getting a fat front for a bit of fun so in order to test it out i put my swift forks on there with a headset reducer. It puts the headangle around 70 degrees and it handled really nicely without being unstable. Had a hoot doing the steeper runs off the top of pitch on it. Just thought i would mention it…..

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    What colour do you think? How do they look in, say, black?

    Gotama
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    I think black is a great colour, probably the best.

    ska-49
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    I love yellis!
    (Shame I need a new road bike..)

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