- Fast/fun XC/trailsy 29er HT ?
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?Posted 7 years ago
Huh, just posted on the other thread but i’ll double up 😀 Yelliscreamy. Mine is superb set at 120mm on any of the trails round us.Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years ago
That pic is Leith Hill Tower I’m sure.Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years ago
ta – on an XL I’d be stretched out in Superman “is it a bird” pose!Posted 7 years ago
kenesis maxlight sync ti, due end of april, hopefully.Posted 7 years ago
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?)Posted 7 years ago
thx chaps, good ideas
@rewski is the Sync Ti same geo as the FF29?Posted 7 years ago
Yeah, probably a bit long, could be good comedy for bystanders though!Posted 7 years ago
I’ll take a look.Posted 7 years ago
Titus Fire/File Line?Posted 7 years ago
I run my lurcher 1×10 with 120mm 32’s & a reverb. Light and bomber tough.Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years ago
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 😀Posted 7 years ago
long stem, mini-wheels, couple of inches of travel, brutal frames and skinny tyres, what were we thinking?Posted 7 years ago
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. 🙂Posted 7 years ago
I already have 1 frame in stock for you, I’m not getting a second.
(Perfect bike for you IMO).Posted 7 years ago
Have you bought it yet? I’m waiting…Posted 7 years ago
mattr might be in, we could pool it.Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years ago
medium Yelli Screamy:
HA 68% (120mm)
Chainstays 424mm (effective length)
HA 70% (120mm)
Chainstays 445mm (actual length, not effective length)
medium Whyte 29 C:
HA 69% (100mm)
Chainstays 438mm effective
assuming I’m reading the sizing charts correctlyPosted 7 years ago
Loving my Highball.
Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years ago
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 😉 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.Posted 7 years ago
stop it you two, I feel cornered and am liable to lash outPosted 7 years ago
As long as you lash out with your wallet in singlecrack’s direction all will be fine 😀Posted 7 years ago
Get an FF29.
looks like you should have kept the dropper on for the race stevePosted 7 years ago
Ignore him. Buy the Yelli.
Buy the Yelli.Posted 7 years ago
You buy it, you can keep it at my house.Posted 7 years ago
: )Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years ago
Trek Stache?Posted 7 years ago
Too much choice.
(Did anyone say Yelli Screamy?)Posted 7 years ago
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…..Posted 7 years ago
What colour do you think? How do they look in, say, black?Posted 7 years ago
I think black is a great colour, probably the best.Posted 7 years ago
I love yellis!Posted 7 years ago
(Shame I need a new road bike..)
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